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Hal Skelly (1891–1934)


Dancer Hal Skelly was born in Wisconsin in 1892, he left home at 15 to join a circus, went with 17 to comedy, toured with light opera China and Japan, joined after that Dockstader's minstrels, made his Broadway debut in 1918 in "Fiddlers Three". His biggest success was the play "Burlesque", what was filmed as "Dance of Life". He died in 1934, when... See full bio »

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The Dance of Life Ralph 'Skid' Johnson
(1929)
Men Are Like That J. Aubrey Piper
(1930)
(1933)
The Shadow Laughs Robin Dale
(1933)

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 1934 The Chump (Short)
 1933 The Shadow Laughs
Robin Dale
 1933 Hotel Variety
 1931 The Struggle
Jimmie Wilson
 1930 The Gob (Short)
 1930 Men Are Like That
J. Aubrey Piper
 1930 Behind the Make-Up
Hap Brown
 1929 Woman Trap
Dan Malone
 1929 The Dance of Life
Ralph 'Skid' Johnson
 1928 The Dancing Town (Short)
Tom Kinch
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 1930 Men Are Like That (performer: "In the Gloaming" (1877) - uncredited)
 1929 The Dance of Life (performer: "True Blue Lou", "The Flippity Flop")
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 1993 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Ghost Writer. Written by Martin Mooney. Scenic Design by Cirker & Robbins. Directed by Jo Graham. Theatre Masque: 19 Jun 1933- Jul 1933 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Mary Arden (as "Kitty"), Anthony Blair (as "Duffy"), Peggy Conklin (as "Peggy Winston"), Griffin Crafts (as "Jay Barnes"), Lynn Eswood (as "... See more »

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Trivia:

Father: James V. Skelley; Mother: Martha Skelley.

Star Sign:

Gemini

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