To all dancers, dance enthusiasts and tap dancers, join us in celebrating the Birthday of Hal LeRoy today 12/10/1913.
Born John LeRoy Schotte in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A National Treasure, Triple Threat Talent. He quickly worked his way into Broadway roles where his dance style created a sensation in the 1931 Ziegfeld Follies of 1931.
Hal also did a series of musical film Shorts for Vitaphone and Warner Brothers Pictures. His film credits are over 20 films.
Aside from his work on Broadway and in film, he also performed in revues, vaudeville and as a featured entertainer in the New York’s nightclub scene.
LeRoy died in 1985 of post-operative complications following heart surgery.
His Broadway Credits: The Gang’s All Here – 1931 – Ziegfeld Follies of 1931 – 1931 – Strike Me Pink – 1933 – Thumbs Up! – 1934–1935 – Count Me In 1942.
The clip is from the 1933 Short, Use Your Imagination by Vitaphone Corporation with production reels Number 1545-1546. The Short starred Hal LeRoy, Mitzi Mayfair.
Directed by Roy Mack with Story by A. Dorian Otvos and Cyrus Wood.