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 Lawrence J. “Larry” Darmour

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Lawrence J. “Larry” Darmour

Birth
Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
Death
17 Mar 1942 (aged 47)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
sec."D" sacred heart,Lot # 225,Grave # 7
Memorial ID
79275016 View Source

Motion Picture Producer. Lawrence Darmour was born in Flushing Queens, New York to James F.Darmour and Julia Ducey on January 8, 1895. In 1912 when he was 17 years old he began a career with the French film company Gaumont Newsreel in New York City as their first American cameraman and would later work for the Selznik Newsreel group. He also served in the Press Unit under General Pershing during World War I. In 1921 he married Alice Whittaker of California. Later in 1925 Darmour would move to Hollywood where he launched his own motion picture studio, Larry Darmour Productions. Among the films produced by the studio were the Ellery Queen series, The Scarlet Letter and The Sin of Nora Moran. He also cast child actor, Mickey Rooney (whom Larry discovered), in the Mickey McGuire comedy series which ran from 1927 to 1934.
Larry's siblings included:
Julia (who died in infancy); Frank; Mary Darmour Lyons;
Agnes Darmour Cowan
Frances Darmour Crary
Marguerite Darmour Mitchell Williams

Motion Picture Producer. Lawrence Darmour was born in Flushing Queens, New York to James F.Darmour and Julia Ducey on January 8, 1895. In 1912 when he was 17 years old he began a career with the French film company Gaumont Newsreel in New York City as their first American cameraman and would later work for the Selznik Newsreel group. He also served in the Press Unit under General Pershing during World War I. In 1921 he married Alice Whittaker of California. Later in 1925 Darmour would move to Hollywood where he launched his own motion picture studio, Larry Darmour Productions. Among the films produced by the studio were the Ellery Queen series, The Scarlet Letter and The Sin of Nora Moran. He also cast child actor, Mickey Rooney (whom Larry discovered), in the Mickey McGuire comedy series which ran from 1927 to 1934.
Larry's siblings included:
Julia (who died in infancy); Frank; Mary Darmour Lyons;
Agnes Darmour Cowan
Frances Darmour Crary
Marguerite Darmour Mitchell Williams


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  • Created by: Kramer
  • Added: 25 Oct 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 79275016
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/79275016/lawrence-j-darmour: accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence J. “Larry” Darmour (8 Jan 1895–17 Mar 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 79275016, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Kramer (contributor 46953748) .