Danny Hoy

born: 14 February 1896
Detroit, Michigan,
United States of America
died: 26 December 1965
Santa Clara, California,
United States of America
(age 69)

American actor, the son of Dan Crimmins and Rosa Gore. Perhaps his most notable role was playing the future 16th President of the United States as a boy in "The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln" (1924).
In November 1931, Hoy was ordered by Superior Judge Thomas C. Gould to be committed to Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino, California on an affidavit of insanity signed by his father after he was asserted to be suffering from delusions of persecution. Hoy demanded a jury trial, which was to be given within two weeks. Over eight years later, in the 1940 Census (9 Apr), we find Danny as an inmate in the Norwalk State Hospital for the Insane in Downey Township, Los Angeles, California. Another decade later, and in the 1950 Census (26 Apr), Hoy is now a patient at DeWitt General Hospital in Auburn, California.
Real name: Daniel Mortimer Lyon
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


The Real McCoy
Young man at dance

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLRR-M42H (birth reg.)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M91M-95D (1900 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5ZQ-Q9V (1910 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXBD-NV7 (WWI draft reg. card)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8NH-4G3 (1924 marriage)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVR-N8C (1930 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K976-8Y8 (1940 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XGS-YGMN (1950 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPDX-RMG (CA Death Index)
https://archive.org/details/camera03unse/page/n308/mode/1up?q=%22danny+hoy%22&view=theater (Camera!, 24 Jul 1920)
https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=DNLA19311117.1.26 (Illustrated Daily News [Los Angeles, CA], 17 Nov 1931)
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/608477667/ (Los Angeles Evening Express, 17 Nov 1931)
https://archive.org/details/variety104-1931-11/page/n228/mode/1up?q=%22danny+hoy%22&view=theater (Variety, 24 Nov 1931)
Jesse Brisson (bio notes and identification in The Real McCoy)

This page was last updated on: 13 June 2024