Harry Myers

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Harry C. Myers
Harry Myers.jpg
Born (1882-09-05)September 5, 1882
Died December 25, 1938(1938-12-25) (aged 56)
Occupation Actor
Film director
Years active 1908-1938
Rosemary Theby
(m. 1915; his death 1938)

Harry C. Myers (September 5, 1882 – December 25, 1938) was an American film actor and director, sometimes credited as Henry Myers.


He was born in New Haven, Connecticut on September 5, 1882. He was married to the actress Rosemary Theby.

Myers had been a theatre actor for 10 years before he went into films as an actor for Siegmund Lubin's Lubin Studios in 1909.[1] By 1914, he was directing his own comedy shorts featuring him and his wife, Rosemary Theby, for Universal, the Vim Comedy Company, and Pathé studios. After 1920 he had many starring roles in feature-length films, the most notable of which was as the eccentric millionaire in Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931).[2] His career declined after the introduction of sound films.[1] Myers appeared in 330 films between 1908 and 1938, and directed 54 films between 1913 and 1917.

He died on December 25, 1938 in Hollywood, California from pneumonia.

Partial filmography

Advertisement (1916)
The Connecting Bath (1916)


  1. ^ a b Steve Massa and Ben Model, Cruel and Unusual Comedy, film notes written by Steve Massa and Ben Model for the film series "Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Social Commentary in the American Slapstick Film" presented at MoMA May 20 to June 1, 2009. Archived May 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Joseph P. Eckhardt, The king of the movies: film pioneer Siegmund Lubin, page 97

Further reading

  • The Moving picture world - Moving Picture Exhibitors' Association - 1914 - Performing Arts - Harry C. Myers. Lubin Actor-Director
  • Guide to the silent years of American cinema by Donald W. McCaffrey, Christopher P. Jacobs - Harry Myers

External links

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