While Laurel and Hardy could not speak these foreign Laurel Laurel and hardy hardy they received voice coaching for their lines. InGail Louw and Jeffrey Holland debuted a short one-man play " He next found work as an actor in Jacksonville, Florida, home of the Lubin film company.
Arthur Housman made several appearances as a comic drunk. In Maytheir second child, a son named Stanley, was born two months premature and died after nine days. Laurel and Hardy[ edit ] Main article: He found minor success as the star of his own series of comedy shorts in the early s, but, within a few years, acting took second place to work as a director and gag writer.
I think I earned my money". They remained popular, however, with wartime audiences. February 23,Santa MonicaCalifornia, U. Ben Turpinthe cross-eyed Mack Sennett comedy star, made two memorable appearances. ByLaurel had given up the stage for full-time film work, under contract with Joe Rock for 12 two-reel comedies.
The comedic formula that they developed was simple but enduring: Laurel was unhappy with the plot, and after an argument was allowed to make the film his way.
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InLaurel returned to England when he and Hardy went on a six-week tour of the United Kingdom, and the duo were mobbed wherever they went. Oliver Hardyanother member of the Hal Roach Studios Comedy All Star players, was injured in a kitchen mishap inand Laurel was asked to return to acting.
Their final film was the European-produced Atoll K ; also released as Utopia and Robinson Crusoelandafter which they toured English music halls to great success. They also appeared in their first feature in one of the revue sequences of The Hollywood Revue ofand the following year they appeared as the comic relief in the lavish all-colour in Technicolor musical feature The Rogue Song.
His uncle, played by Hardy, is shown trying to put trousers on him. Billy Gilbert made many appearances, most notably as bombastic, blustery foreign characters such as those in The Music Box and Block-Heads.
A film named "Robin Hood" was planned to be filmed during the tour but was not realized. Hardy and other characters, particularly sultry femme fatales. By the end of they had become an official team. The team had attained enormous popularity by the end of the silent era through comic gems such as Putting Pants on PhilipTwo TarsLibertyand Big Business Stan Laurel original name Arthur Stanley Jefferson; b.
January 18,Harlem, Georgia, U. The team in limbo, Stan still encouraged Babe to take big and small movie parts.
August 7,North Hollywood, California made more than comedies together, with Laurel playing the bumbling and innocent foil to the pompous Hardy. During this tour, Laurel fell ill and was unable to perform for several weeks.
His phone number OXford     was listed in the telephone directory,  and fans were amazed that they could dial the number and speak to him directly. There are three Laurel and Hardy museums. InLaurel and Hardy toured Europe successfully, and they returned in for another tour of the continent.
But as the team was planning to get back to work, his partner Hardy had a massive stroke on 14 Septemberwhich resulted in his being unable to return to acting.
InLaurel filed for divorce from Ruth, confessing that he was not over his ex-wife Lois, but Lois decided against a reconciliation. However, plans for the specials had to be shelved as the aging comedians continued to suffer from declining health. He quickly rewrote the screenplay and hired old American friend, Alf Gouldingto direct the Laurel and Hardy scenes, considered to be their best footage since Hal Roach.
As those studios denied the team the creative input to which they had become accustomed at Roach, their comedy suffered, and their films from the s are regarded as their weakest body of work. Laurel and Hardy successfully made the transition to talking films with the short Unaccustomed As We Are in Find great deals on eBay for laurel hardy.
Shop with confidence. Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June – 23 February ) was a British comic actor, writer and film director, who was part of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. He appeared with his comedy partner Oliver Hardy in short films, feature films, and cameo roles.
Laurel & Hardy Archive 's of original files from the Hal Roach Studios. The collection contains the sound films that Laurel and Hardy made for producer Hal Roach, the man who teamed the simpering English vaudeville player and the rotund American actor in the first place (although their laughs are evenly divided, Laurel was the creative force and chief gag-inventor of the duo)/5().
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Stan Laurel, Actor: Pardon Us. Stan Laurel came from a theatrical family, his father was an actor and theatre manager, and he made his stage debut at the age of 16 at Pickard's Museum, Glasgow. He traveled with Fred Karno's vaudeville company to the United States in and again in While with that company he was Charles Chaplin's Born: Jun 16,Download