Hal Le Roy
Hal Le Roy (December 10, 1913 – May 2, 1985) was an American dancer, actor, and singer appearing on stage, in film, and on television.
Hal Le Roy
John LeRoy Schotte
December 10, 1913
|Died||May 2, 1985 71) (aged|
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
|Other names||Hal LeRoy|
|Occupation||Actor, dancer, singer|
|Spouse(s)||Ruth Hedwig Dod|
Le Roy was born John LeRoy Schotte in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 10, 1913.
He broke into New York theater as a dancer. His dancing teacher, Ned Wayburn, got him his first job, in Hoboken Hoboes in 1928. He quickly worked his way into Broadway roles, where his dance style created a sensation in the 1931 Ziegfeld Follies. On April 12, 1934, he married Ruth Hedwig Dod (March 13, 1911 – July 1, 1979), who had been one of his dance partners.
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 performed in revues, vaudeville, and as a featured entertainer in New York's nightclub scene. He was selected as a feature performer by Bob Hope for Hope's TV Premier appearance.
Le Roy died on May 2, 1985, in Hackensack, New Jersey, of complications following heart surgery. He left no survivors.
- The Gang's All Here (1931)
- Ziegfeld Follies of 1931 (1931)
- Strike Me Pink (1933)
- Thumbs Up! (1934–1935)
- Too Many Girls (1939–1940)
- Count Me In (1942)
- The High School Hoofer (1931 short) as Hal Le Roy
- Tip Tap Toe (1932 short) as Hal Evans
- The Way of All Freshmen (1933 short) as Hal
- Use Your Imagination (1933 short) as Hal
- Mr. Broadway (1933) as Hal Le Roy
- Picture Palace (1934 short) as Hal
- Hollywood Newsreel (1934 short) as Himself (uncredited)
- Wonder Bar (1934) as dancer in blackface
- Harold Teen (1934) as Harold Teen
- Private Lessons (1934 short) as Hal Le Roy
- Syncopated City (1934 short) as Hal Le Roy
- In the Spotlight (1935 short) as Hal
- Main Street Follies (1935 short) as Hal
- Oh, Evaline! (1935 short) as Hal
- Wash Your Step (1936 short) as Hal Rogers
- Rhythmitis (1936 short) as Hal
- Swing for Sale (1937 short)
- Ups and Downs (1937 short) as Hal Smith
- Start Cheering (1938) as 'Tarzan' Biddle
- The Prisoner of Swing (1938 short) as Rudolph, King of Sulvania, and Mr. Razzenstill
- The Knight Is Young (1938 short) as Hal
- Public Jitterbug No. 1 (1939 short) as Hal Sturges
- Too Many Girls (1940) as Al Terwilliger
- The Star-Spangled Revue (1950 TV movie) as Himself
- 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
- "Hal Le Roy, Dancer in Clubs, Musicals and Several Movies". The New York Times. May 4, 1985. p. 33. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
- "Hal Leroy Weds Ruth Dod". The New York Times. April 13, 1934. p. 22. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
- Hal Le Roy at the Internet Broadway Database
- Hal Le Roy on IMDb
- Hal Le Roy at AllMovie
- Steppin' Hal: Book 2, 1933-1946, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts