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Harry McCoy in Rum and Wall Paper (1915).
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Harry McCoy

Born 10 December 1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Died 1 September 1937 in Hollywood, California, USA, of a heart attack.

Harry McCoy is best remembered as a featured player at the Keystone Film Company, where he worked with Charles Chaplin, Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling, Roscoe Arbuckle and Mabel Normand. McCoy began in motion pictures at the Biograph Company studios in New York in 1912. He traveled to Los Angeles, where he joined the newly-formed Keystone studio. McCoy then began worked for the Joker company, starring in the Mike and Jake comedy series with Max Asher and Louise Fazenda in late 1913 through early 1914. In 1914, McCoy returned to Keystone where he remained through 1917 throughout the transfer of the studio’s control to Triangle Film Corporation.

From 1920 through 1921, McCoy was a key player in the Hall Room Boys series of short comedies. By the mid-1920s, he had rejoined Sennett at the Mack Sennett Studio primarily as a comedy writer and part-time player.

References: Website-IMDb.

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