Lloyd Hughes (1897-1958)

Lloyd Hughes, Silent Movie Star

Boyishly handsome silent movie star Lloyd Hughes was born in Bisbee, Arizona on October 21st, 1897, and sought a career as an actor early in life. It wasn’t long before he caught the attention of Hollywood producers and directors, with his dark good looks and sensitive acting abilities. Notable early roles for Lloyd included “Love Never Dies” (1921) with Madge Bellamy, “Hail, The Woman” (1921) with Madge and Florence Vidor, “Tess of the Storm Country” (1922) with Mary Pickford, “The Lost World” (1925) with Wallace Beery and Bessie Love, and the comedy classic “Ella Cinders” (1926) with Colleen Moore. Lloyd Hughes was married once, to actress Gloria Hope, and they had two children, a boy, Donald, and a girl, Isabel. Lloyd made the transition to sound smoothly, and worked as an actor through the late 1930’s, including a role with John Barrymore in the 1930 version of “Moby Dick”. He died on June 6th, 1958 in San Gabriel, California.

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Vintage Bio from “Who’s Who On The Screen” (1920): “Lloyd Hughes was born in Bisbee, Arizona, in 1897 and received his education at the Los Angeles Polytechnic School. Not long after his graduation from that institution he was offered a chance in motion pictures and he soon appeared in the Paramount production The Haunted Bedroom. Other screen plays in which this player has appeared are The Heart of Humanity,, The Indestructible Wife, The Virtuous Thief, and Turn In The Road. Mr. Hughes is an all-around athlete and spends much of his leisure time motoring and swimming in the sapphire waters of California beaches.”

Vintage Bio from “Stars of the Photoplay” (1930): “A student at Los Angeles High, Lloyd Hughes used to bicycle over to the motion pictures studios at Glendale after school hours and watch the movies being made. Eventually given small parts, his clean-cut appearance and ability soon gained him recognition. His first role as leading man was opposite Mary Pickford in “Tess of the Storm Country.” He was born in Bisbee, Arizona, October 21, 1897, is 6 feet tall, weighs 150, has dark brown hair and dark grey eyes. Married Gloria Hope in 1921. They have one son, Donald.”

To view a scanned image about the movie “The Lost World” starring Lloyd Hughes, from a 1925 Photoplay Magazine, please click HERE (147 kb)

Lloyd Hughes Silent Movies

Mysterious Island, The (1929) …. Nikolai Roget (some dialogue added later)
Where East Is East (1929) …. Bobby Bailey
Heart to Heart (1928) …. Philip Lennox
Three-Ring Marriage (1928) …. Cal
Sailors’ Wives (1928) …. Don Manning
No Place to Go (1927) …. Hayden Eaton
American Beauty (1927) …. Jerry Booth
… aka Beautiful Fraud, The (1927) (UK)
Stolen Bride, The (1927) …. Franz Pless
Too Many Crooks (1927) …. John Barton
Affair of the Follies, An (1927) …. Jerry
Valencia (1926) …. Felipe
… aka Love Song, The (1926)
Ladies at Play (1926) …. Gil Barry
… aka Loose Ankles (1926)
Forever After (1926) …. Theodore Wayne
Pals First (1926)

Colleen Moore and Lloyd Hughes

Colleen Moore and Lloyd Hughes in the entertaining comedy “Ella Cinders” (1926)

Ella Cinders (1926) …. Waite Lifter
High Steppers (1926) …. Julian Perryam
Irene (1926) …. Donald Marshall
Dixie Handicap, The (1925) …. The hero
Scarlet Saint (1925) …. Philip Collett
Half-Way Girl, The (1925) …. Phil Douglas
Desert Flower, The (1925) …. Rance Conway
Sally (1925) …. Blair Farquar
Declassée (1925) …. Ned Thayer
… aka Social Exile, The (1925)
If I Marry Again (1925) …. Charlie Jordan

Lloyd Hughes, Silent Movie Star

Lost World, The (1925) (as Mr. Lloyd Hughes) …. Edward E. Malone
In Every Woman’s Life (1924) …. Julian Greer
Welcome Stranger (1924) …. Ned Tyler
Sea Hawk, The (1924) …. Lionel Tressilian
Whipping Boss, The (1924) …. Dick Forrest
Untamed Youth (1924) …. Robert Ardis
Heritage of the Desert, The (1924) …. Jack Hare
Judgment of the Storm, The (1924) …. John Trevor
Old Fool, The (1923) …. John Steele
Her Reputation (1923) …. Sherwood Mansfield
Huntress, The (1923) …. Sam Gladding

Lloyd Hughes

Lloyd Hughes at the height of his career

Children of the Dust (1923) …. Harvey Livermore (adult)
Are You a Failure? (1923) …. Oliver Wendell Blaine
Scars of Jealousy (1923) …. Coddy Jakes
Tess of the Storm Country (1922) (uncredited) …. Frederick Graves
Hail the Woman (1921) …. David Beresford
Love Never Dies (1921) …. John Trott
Mother o’ Mine (1921) …. Robert Sheldon
Beau Revel (1921) …. Dick Revel
Homespun Folks (1920) …. Joel Webster
Below the Surface (1920) …. Luther Flint
False Road, The (1920) …. ‘Pickpocket’ Roger Moran
Dangerous Hours (1920) …. John King
Virtuous Thief, The (1919) …. Dick Armitage
Innocent Adventuress, An (1919) …. Dick Ross
Haunted Bedroom, The (1919) …. Roland Dunwoody
Turn in the Road, The (1919) …. Paul Perry
Satan Junior (1919) …. Tad Worden
Heart of Humanity, The (1918) …. Jules Patricia
… aka Hearts of Humanity (1919) (USA: review title)
Impossible Susan (1918) …. Ted Marshall

To learn more about Lloyd Hughes visit his profile on The Internet Movie Database

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