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Oliver Hardy

Born January 18, 1892(1892-01-18)
Flag of the United States Harlem, Georgia, United States
Died August 7, 1957 (aged 65)
Flag of the United States North Hollywood, California, United States

Oliver Hardy (born Norvell Hardy; January 18, 1892August 7, 1957) was an American actor, most remembered for his role in one of the world's most famous double acts, Laurel and Hardy, with his friend Stan Laurel. [1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Harlem is a city located in Columbia County, Georgia and is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... North Hollywood is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... This article is about the comedy duo. ... Laurel and Hardy, in a promotional still from their 1937 feature film Way Out West. ... Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comic actor, writer and director, famous as part of the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, whose career stretched from the silent films of the early 20th Century until post-World War II. // Stan Laurel...

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Childhood

Hardy's parents were of English and Scottish descent. His father, Oliver, was a Confederate veteran wounded at the Battle of Antietam on September 18, 1862. After the war he worked as a foreman for the Georgia Southern Railroad, supervising the building of a rail line between Augusta and Madison. His mother, Emily Norvell, was descended from the Norvells of Williamsburg, an early Virginia family that arrived about 1635. Their marriage took place on March 12, 1890; it was the second marriage for the widow Emily, and the third for Oliver. This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... This article is about the Scottish as an ethnic group. ... Descent may refer to: Media Descent (computer game), a computer game released by Parallax Software in the mid-1990s Descent: Freespace, a computer game series released by Volition Inc. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders George B. McClellan Robert E. Lee Strength 87,000 45,000 Casualties 12,401 (2,108 killed, 9,540 wounded, 753 captured/missing) 10,316 (1,546 killed, 7,752 wounded, 1,018 captured/missing) The Battle of Antietam (also... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about 1862 . ... A foreman is the leader of a group of workers, often in a construction industry. ... The Georgia Southern Railroad was formed in 1874 to assume the operations of the bankrupt Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad. ... Augusta is a city in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ...


By the time Hardy was born, the family had moved to Harlem, Georgia. His father died less than a year after his birth. Hardy was sometimes a difficult child. He was not interested in education, although he acquired an early interest in music and theater, possibly from his mother's tenants. He ran away from home to join a theatrical group, and later ran away from a boarding school near Atlanta. His mother recognized his talent for singing, and sent him to Atlanta to study music and voice with a prominent musician, but Hardy skipped his lessons to sing in a vaudeville house. He was sent to a military college, but ran away from there, also. After toying with college and the idea of studying law, he decided to follow his dream of a singing career. Harlem is a city located in Columbia County, Georgia and is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... This article is about the musical variety theatre. ...


Early career

In 1910, a movie theater opened in the future Hardy's home town of Milledgeville, and he became the projectionist, ticket taker, janitor and manager. He soon became obsessed with the new motion picture industry, and became convinced that he could do a better job than the actors he saw on the screen. A friend suggested that he move to Jacksonville where some films were being made. In 1913 he did just that, where he worked as a cabaret and vaudeville singer at night, and at the Lubin Studios during the day. It was at this time that he met and married his first wife, pianist Madelyn Saloshin. Milledgeville is a city located in Baldwin County, Georgia (of which it is the county seat), northeast of Macon, Georgia between Eatonton, Georgia and Hardwick, Georgia along Highway 441 on the banks of the Oconee River. ... A movie projector is an opto-mechanical device for displaying moving pictures. ... A janitor is a person who takes care of a building, such as a school, office building, or apartment block. ... Management (from Old French ménagement the art of conducting, directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organization, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue — a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ... This article is about the musical variety theatre. ... Lubin Studios, Philadelphia (c. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ...


The next year he made his first movie, Outwitting Dad, for the Lubin studio. He was billed as O. N. Hardy, taking his father's name as a memorial. In his personal life, he was known as "Babe" Hardy, a nickname that he was given by an Italian barber, who would apply talcum powder to Oliver's cheeks and say, "nice-a-bab-y". In many of his later films at Lubin he was billed as "Babe Hardy." Hardy was a big man at six feet one inch tall and weighed up to 300 pounds. His size placed limitations on the roles he could play. He was most often cast as "the heavy" or the villain. He also frequently had roles in comedy shorts, his size complementing the character. Outwitting Dad is a 1914 film that features Oliver Hardys first onscreen appearence. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... A boy visiting a barber A barber (from the Latin barba, beard) is someone whose occupation is to cut any type of hair, give shaves, and trim beards. ... Talc block Talc is a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate with the chemical formula H2Mg3(SiO3)4 or Mg3Si4O10(OH)2. ...


By 1915, he had made fifty short one-reeler films at the Lubin studio. He later moved to New York and made films for the Pathé, Casino and Edison Studios. He then returned to Jacksonville and made films for the Vim and King Bee studios. He worked with Charlie Chaplin imitator Billy West and comedic actress Ethel Burton Palmer during this time. (Hardy continued playing the "heavy" for West well into the early 1920s, often imitating Eric Campbell to West's Chaplin.) In 1917, Oliver Hardy moved to Los Angeles, working freelance for several Hollywood studios. The next year, he appeared in the movie The Lucky Dog, produced by G.M. ("Broncho Billy") Anderson and starring a young British comedian named Stan Laurel.[2] Oliver Hardy played the part of a robber, trying to stick up Stan's character. They did not work together again for several years, yet eventually formed the famous team of Laurel and Hardy. Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... For other uses, see Reel (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... Pathé or Pathé Frères is the name of various businesses founded and originally run by the Pathé Brothers of France. ... The Black Maria (pronounced b. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... Charles Chaplin redirects here. ... Billy West (September 22, 1892 - July 21, 1975) was an American film actor of the silent film era. ... Alfred Eric Campbell (26 April 1878, Dunoon - 20 December 1917, Hollywood) was a Scottish silent film star, who was featured in eleven films starring Charlie Chaplin. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Lucky Dog was the first film featuring the famous comedy duo of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, later known as Laurel and Hardy. ... Broncho Billy Anderson (March 21, 1880 – January 20, 1971) was an American actor, writer, director, and producer, who is best-known as the first star of the Western film genre. ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comic actor, writer and director, famous as part of the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, whose career stretched from the silent films of the early 20th Century until post-World War II. // Stan Laurel... Robbery is the crime of seizing property through violence or intimidation. ... Laurel and Hardy, in a promotional still from their 1937 feature film Way Out West. ...


Between 1918 and 1923 Oliver Hardy made more than forty films for Vitagraph, playing the "heavy" for Larry Semon. In 1919, he separated from his wife, ending with a divorce in 1920, due to Babe's infidelity. The very next year, on November 24, 1921, Babe married again, to actress Myrtle Reeves. This marriage was also unhappy, with Myrtle eventually becoming an alcoholic. American Vitagraph was a United States movie studio, founded by J. Stuart Blackton and Alfred E. Smith in 1897 and bought by Warner Brothers in 1925. ... Larry Semon (July 16, 1889 - October 8, 1928) was a film comedian during the silent era, mainly known for working with both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (of Laurel and Hardy) before they started working together. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... King Alcohol and his Prime Minister circa 1820 Alcoholism is the consumption of or preoccupation with alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the alcoholics normal personal, family, social, or work life. ...


In 1924, Hardy began working at Hal Roach Studios working with the Our Gang films and Charley Chase. In 1925, he was in a film "Yes, Yes, Nanette!" starring James Finlayson, who in later years was a recurring character in the Laurel and Hardy film series. The film was directed by Stan Laurel. He also continued playing supporting roles in films featuring Clyde Cooke and Bobby Ray. Harold Eugene Roach ( January 14, 1892 – November 2, 1992) was an American film and television producer from 1910s to 1980s, born in Elmira, New York. ... A poster for the 1931 Our Gang comedy Love Business featuring depictions of (from left to right): Pete the Pup, Jackie Cooper, and Norman Chubby Chaney. ... Charley Chase (October 20, 1893-June 20, 1940) was an American comedian, screenwriter and film director, best known for his work in Hal Roach short film comedies. ... Actor Jimmy Finlayson James Jimmy Finlayson (born August 27, 1887 in Falkirk, Scotland; died October 9, 1953 in Los Angeles) was a Scottish-American actor who worked in both silent and sound comedies. ... Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comic actor, writer and director, famous as part of the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, whose career stretched from the silent films of the early 20th Century until post-World War II. // Stan Laurel... Clyde Cooke (December 16, 1891 - August 13, 1984) was an Australian born actor whose career spanned the silent film era, talkies and television. ...


In 1926, a hot leg of lamb changed the future of both Laurel and Hardy. Hardy was scheduled to appear in Get 'Em Young but was unexpectedly hospitalized after being burned by a hot leg of lamb. Laurel, who had been working as a gag man and director at Roach Studios, was recruited to fill in. Laurel kept appearing in front of the camera rather than behind it, and later that year appeared in the same movie as Hardy, 45 Minutes from Hollywood, although they didn't share any scenes together. 45 Minutes From Hollywood is a two reeler made in 1926. ...


Career with Stan Laurel

Main article: Laurel and Hardy
Laurel and Hardy appeared for the first time in color in the The Rogue Song (1930).

In 1927, Laurel and Hardy began sharing screen time together in Slipping Wives, Duck Soup (no relation to the Marx Brothers film of the same name) and With Love and Hisses. Roach Studios' supervising director Leo McCarey had realized the audience reaction to the two, and had begun intentionally teaming them together, leading to the start of the Laurel and Hardy series late that year. With Laurel and Hardy, he had created one of the most famous comedy teams of all time. They began producing a huge body of short movies, including The Battle of the Century (1927) (with one of the largest pie fights ever filmed), Should Married Men Go Home? (1928), Two Tars (1928), Unaccustomed As We Are (1929, marking their transition to talking pictures) Berth Marks (1929), Blotto (1930), Brats (1930) (with Stan and Ollie portraying themselves, as well as their own sons, using oversized furniture to sets for the 'young' Laurel and Hardy), Another Fine Mess (1930), Be Big! (1931), and many others. In 1929, they appeared in their first feature, in one of the revue sequences of Hollywood Revue of 1929 and the following year they appeared as the comic relief in a lavish all-color (in Technicolor) musical feature entitled: The Rogue Song. This film marked their first appearance in color. In 1931 they made their first full length movie (in which they were the actual stars), Pardon Us although they continued to make features and shorts until 1935. Perhaps their greatest achievement, however, was The Music Box (1932), which won them an Academy Award for best short film - their only such award. Laurel and Hardy, in a promotional still from their 1937 feature film Way Out West. ... Image File history File linksMetadata RogueSong22. ... Image File history File linksMetadata RogueSong22. ... The Rogue Song is a 1930 musical romance film which tells the story of a Russian bandit who falls in love with a princess, but takes his revenge on her when her brother rapes and kills his sister. ... Slipping Wives is a 1927 comedy short starring Priscilla Dean, with an early Hal Roach appearance of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, who do not work as a team in this film. ... Duck Soup was a short film made by Hal Roach Studios in 1927. ... This article is about the comedian siblings. ... With Love and Hisses is a 1927 short comedy film. ... Leo McCarey (October 3, 1898 - July 5, 1969) was a movie director, screenwriter and producer. ... For the River in the North-East of England, see River Team. ... The Battle of the Century is a 1927 Hal Roach two-reeler starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, who, although just teamed, had yet to take on their recognisible Stan and Ollie characters on a more or less permanent basis. ... Should Married Men Go Home? is a 1928 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy. ... Two Tars, directed by James Parrott and released in 1928, is recognized as one of Laurel and Hardys greatest films. ... Unaccustomed As We Are, was a 1929 comedy short film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, also featuring Mae Busch, in the first of several appearances as Mrs Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, and Thelma Todd. ... A sound film (or talkie) is a motion picture with synchronized sound, as opposed to a silent movie. ... Berth Marks is a 1929 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy. ... Blotto is a 1930 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. ... Brats is a 1930 Laurel and Hardy comedy short. ... Another Fine Mess is a 1930 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy. ... Be Big! is a Hal Roachs three reels short comedy, released on February 7, 1931. ... The Hollywood Revue of 1929: One of the earliest ventures into the new talkie format of motion pictures, this film, directed by Charles Riesner for MGM, brought together some top acts in a two-hour vaudeville show hosted by Jack Benny. ... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... The Rogue Song is a 1930 musical romance film which tells the story of a Russian bandit who falls in love with a princess, but takes his revenge on her when her brother rapes and kills his sister. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Music Box is a 1932 three-reel (thirty minute) short subject, produced by Hal Roach, directed by James Parrott, and released to theatres by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as part of the Laurel and Hardy series. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


In 1936, Hardy's personal life suffered a blow as he and Myrtle divorced. Whilst waiting for a contractual issue between Laurel and Hal Roach to be resolved, Hardy made Zenobia with Harry Langdon. Eventually, however, new contracts were agreed and the team was loaned out to General Services Studio to make The Flying Deuces. While on the lot, Hardy fell in love with Virginia Lucille Jones, a script girl, whom he married the next year. They enjoyed a happy marriage until his death. Zenobia (also known as Elephants Never Forget (UK) and Its Spring Again) is a 1939 comedy film starring Oliver Hardy, Harry Langdon, Billie Burke, Alice Brady, James Ellison, Jean Parker, June Lang, Stepin Fetchit, and Hattie McDaniel. ... Harry Langdon an American silent comedian who fared badly in sound films. ... The Flying Deuces, also known as Flying Aces, is a comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy. ...


Laurel and Hardy also began performing for the USO, supporting the Allied troops during World War II. They also made A Chump at Oxford (1940) (which features a moment of role reversal, with Oliver becoming a temporarily concussed subordinate to Stan) and Saps at Sea (1940). USO is a TLA that may stand for: Unidentified submarine object Udaipur Solar Observatory Ultra stable oscillator Unidentified submarine object or Unidentified swimming object or Unidentified submersible object Union der Schülerorganisationen (uso. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... A Chump at Oxford, directed by Alfred Goulding and released in 1940 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, was the penultimate Laurel and Hardy film made at the Hal Roach studios. ... Saps at Sea is a Laurel and Hardy film made in 1940. ...


Beginning in 1941, Laurel and Hardy's films began to decline in quality. They left Roach Studios and began making films for 20th century Fox, and later MGM. Although they were financially better off, they had very little artistic control at the large studios, and hence the films lack the very qualities that had made Laurel and Hardy worldwide names. Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ...


In 1947, Laurel and Hardy went on a six week tour of Great Britain. Initially unsure of how they would be received, they were mobbed wherever they went. The tour was then lengthened to include engagements in Scandinavia, Belgium, France, as well as a Royal Command Performance for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Biographer John McCabe said they continued to make live appearances in the United Kingdom and France for the next several years, until 1954, often using new sketches and material that Laurel had written for them. For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... The Royal Command Performance is an annual music festival event, originally first staged in the Palace Theatre in 1912, in front of King George V and Queen Mary. ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. ... Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite; 4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002), was the Queen Consort of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 1936 until his death in 1952. ...


In 1949, Hardy's friend, John Wayne, asked him to play a supporting role in The Fighting Kentuckian. Hardy had previously worked with Wayne and John Ford in a charity production of the play What Price Glory? while Laurel began treatment for his diabetes a few years previously. Initially hesitant, Hardy accepted the role at the insistence of his comedy partner. Frank Capra later invited Hardy to play a cameo role in "Riding High" with Bing Crosby in 1950. For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... The Fighting Kentuckian is a 1949 film starring John Wayne and Oliver Hardy. ... For other persons named John Ford, see John Ford (disambiguation). ... What Price Glory is a film that has been made twice. ... This article is about the film director. ... Since its first use in 1851, a cameo role or cameo appearance has been a brief appearance in a play (or later, a movie) that stands out against the general context for its éclat or dramatic punch. ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ...


In 1950-51, Laurel and Hardy made their final film. "Atoll K" (also known as "Utopia") was a simple concept; Laurel inherits a boat, and the boys set out to sea, where they discover and claim a brand new island, rich in uranium, making them powerful and wealthy. However, it was produced by a consortium of European interests, with an international cast and crew that could not speak to each other. In addition, the script needed to be rewritten by Stan to make it fit the comedy team's style, and both suffered serious physical illness during the filming. Atoll K, released in 1950, was the final film Laurel and Hardy made as a team. ... General Name, symbol, number uranium, U, 92 Chemical series actinides Group, period, block n/a, 7, f Appearance silvery gray metallic; corrodes to a spalling black oxide coat in air Standard atomic weight 238. ... Wealth usually refers to money and property. ... Look up Cast in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Crew (disambiguation). ... Sample from a screenplay, showing dialogue and action descriptions. ...


In 1955, the pair had contracted with Hal Roach Jr. to produce a series of TV shows based on the Mother Goose fables. They would be filmed in color for NBC. However, this was never to be. Laurel suffered a stroke, which required a lengthy convalescence. Hardy had a heart attack and stroke later that year, from which he never physically recovered. This article is about the television network. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... Heart attack redirects here. ...


Death

During 1956, Hardy began looking after his health for the first time in his life. During his health watch, he lost more than 150 pounds in a few months. This weight loss completely changed his appearance. He suffered a major stroke on September 14, which left him confined to bed and unable to speak for several months. He remained at home, being cared for by his beloved Lucille. He suffered two more strokes in early August, 1957 and slipped into a coma from which he never recovered. Oliver Hardy died on August 7, 1957, aged 65 years old. [1] His remains are located in the Masonic Garden of Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood.[1] is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Coma (disambiguation). ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 10621 Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood, California. ... North Hollywood is a district in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles, California. ...


In 2006, BBC Four showed a drama based on Laurel meeting Hardy on his deathbed and reminiscing about their career called Stan (Website). For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 4. ...


Filmography

These are the films of Oliver Hardy as an actor without Stan Laurel. ... This is a list of Laurel and Hardy films which starred or at least featured Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. ...

See also

Laurel and Hardy were primarily comedy film actors. ...

References

  1. ^ a b "Oliver Hardy of Film Team Dies; Co-Star of 200 Slapstick Movies; Portly Master of the Withering Look and 'Slow Burn' -- Features Popular on TV", New York Times, August 8, 1957, Thursday. Retrieved on 2007-08-21. “Oliver Hardy, the fat, always frustrated partner of the famous movie comedy team of Laurel and Hardy, died early today at the North Hollywood home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Monnie L. Jones. Mr. Hardy, who was 65 years old, suffered a paralytic stroke last Sept. 12.” 
  2. ^ http://imdb.com/title/tt0013341/

Slow Burn is an American motion picture starring Jolene Blalock, Ray Liotta and LL Cool J, which is notable for the extended period between production and eventual release. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Further reading

  • McCabe, John (2004). Babe : The Life of Oliver Hardy. London: Robson Books, Ltd.. ISBN 1-86105-781-4. he got raped by four cows in an aliway

John Charles McCabe III (November 14, 1920-September 27, 2005) was a Shakespearian scholar and biographer of Laurel and Hardy. ...

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NAME Hardy, Oliver
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Hardy, Norvell
SHORT DESCRIPTION silent film comedian
DATE OF BIRTH January 18, 1892
PLACE OF BIRTH Harlem, Georgia, United States
DATE OF DEATH August 7, 1957
PLACE OF DEATH North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

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Laurel and Hardy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2691 words)
Oliver Hardy (January 18, 1892 August 7, 1957) was born Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia near Augusta, Georgia, in the United States of America.
The humor of Laurel and Hardy was generally slapstick in nature, often employing Laurel's character as dominant (although Hardy always presumed he had the upper hand), usually to his partner's chagrin.
Laurel and Hardy's famous signature tune, known as "The Cuckoo Song", "Ku-Ku", or "The Waltz of the Cuckoos", was composed by Roach musical director Marvin Hatley as the on-the-hour chime for the Roach studio radio station.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Oliver Hardy (1892-1957) (1296 words)
Oliver Hardy was a successful character actor in silent films and a partner in the Academy Award–winning comedy team of Laurel and Hardy.
His father, Oliver Hardy, died ten months later, and his mother, Emily Norvell Hardy, supported her five children by managing a series of boardinghouses, first in Madison, then in Covington and Athens, and finally in Milledgeville.
Although Laurel and Hardy believed their talents ideally suited to short films, these larger studios were losing interest in that less-profitable medium and cast the team in a series of modestly budgeted and poorly written features.
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