Hal Le Roy

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Hal Le Roy
BornJohn LeRoy Schotte
(1913-12-10)10 December 1913
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Died2 November 1985(1985-11-02) (aged 72)
Hackensack, New Jersey, U.S.
Other namesHal LeRoy
OccupationActor, dancer, singer
Years active1928–1982
Spouse(s)Ruth Hedwig Dod
 
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Hal Le Roy
BornJohn LeRoy Schotte
(1913-12-10)10 December 1913
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Died2 November 1985(1985-11-02) (aged 72)
Hackensack, New Jersey, U.S.
Other namesHal LeRoy
OccupationActor, dancer, singer
Years active1928–1982
Spouse(s)Ruth Hedwig Dod

Hal Le Roy (10 December 1913 – 2 May 1985) was a dancer, actor and singer appearing on stage, in film and on television.

Career[edit]

Le Roy was born John LeRoy Schotte in Cincinnati in 1913.[1] He broke into New York theater as a dancer, and quickly worked his way into Broadway roles where his dance style created a sensation in the 1931 Ziegfeld Follies. On 12 April 1934, he married Ruth Hedwig Dod (born 13 March 1911, died 1 July 1979), who had been one of his dance partners.[2] He also began doing a series of musical film shorts for Vitaphone and Warner Brothers Pictures.

Aside from his work on Broadway and in film, he also performed in revues, vaudeville and as a featured entertainer in New York's nightclub scene. Le Roy died in 1985 of post-operative complications following heart surgery.[3]

Broadway[edit]

Partial Filmography[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Appelbaum, Stanley; James Camner. 1981. Stars of the American Musical Theater in Historic Photographs. New York, New York: Dover Publications, p. 140. ISBN 0-486-24209-9
  2. ^ "Hal Leroy Weds Ruth Dod". The New York Times. 13 April 1934. p. 22 (Social News). 
  3. ^ Cultural Desk (4 May 1985). "Hal Le Roy, Dancer in Clubs, Musicals and Several Movies". The New York Times. p. 33 (Section 1). 

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