|Born||March 21, 1883|
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
|Died||October 16, 1935 (aged 52)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Hardy attended Yale but left there to become an actor on stage. He entered the world of film with Biograph Studios. Hardy appeared in about 85 movies between 1915 and 1935, he was often in comedic roles. His best-known role to modern audiences is perhaps Charles Weston, the theatrical agent, in the 1933 film classic King Kong.
Hardy became ill while he was working in the film Shoot the Chutes, starring Eddie Cantor. He did not survive emergency surgery at a hospital and died of intestinal problems. He was also known as Samuel Hardy.
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