Way Back When: The Flu Claims Flying A Actor

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Way Back When: The Flu Claims Flying A Actor
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(Image: Motography, April 29, 1916)

By Betsy J. Green

Harold Lockwood had been a leading man, and had appeared in more than a dozen movies produced by the studio here in 1915 and 1916. In October 1918, the 29-year-old actor came down with the “Spanish Flu” while in New York, and died of pneumonia three days later. (Most of the deaths caused by the 1918-1919 flu were among people in the 20-40 age range.)


Betsy's Way Back When book -- 1919 -- is now available in local bookstores and at Amazon.com. This is the sixth book in her series of the history of Santa Barbara, one year at a time. Learn more at betsyjgreen.com​

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