Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Short, Short Story about Loyal Underwood

This article is a bit tongue-in-cheek but I never knew Loyal had a radio career. In fact, he spent a few years in the 1930s as a singing cowboy in a group called Loyal Underwood and the Arizona Wranglers (and later the Range Riders) who not only appeared on the radio but toured the country making personal appearances. Read more here.

Underwood started with Chaplin in 1916 (the article says his first film was Easy Street but other sources claim he was a "small guest" in The Count) & appeared in several films up to The Pilgrim (1922), his final appearance was in 1952's Limelight. One New York Times article has him working in the production office of the Chaplin studios in 1940. Underwood died in 1968 and is buried in an unmarked grave in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Radio Doings, January 25, 1930

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