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Stan Laurel

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 1910 and again in 1913. While with that company he was Charles Chaplin's understudy, and he performed imitations of Chaplin. On a later trip he remained in the United States, having been cast in a two-reel comedy, Nuts in May (1917) (not released until 1918). There followed a number of shorts for Metro, Hal Roach Studios, then Universal, then back to Roach in 1926. His first two-reeler with Oliver Hardy was 45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926). Their first release through MGM was Sugar Daddies(1927) and the first with star billing was From Soup to Nuts (1928). Their first feature-length starring roles were in Pardon Us (1931). Their work became more production-line and less popular during the war years, especially after they left Roach and MGM for Twentieth Century-Fox. Their last movie together was The Bullfighters (1945) except for a dismal failure made in France several years later (Utopia 1951)). In 1960 he was given a special Oscar "for his creative pioneering in the field of cinema comedy". He died five years later.IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan

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Jun 16, 1890 In Ulverston, Cumbria, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Huns and Hyphens 1918-09-22
Latest Project:
Movie Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic 2011-12-29
Known For
Poster of Les Carottiers
Poster of Tiembla y Titubea
Poster of Hats Off
Poster of Just Rambling Along
Movie Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic Himself (archive footage) 2011-12-29
Movie Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films Himself (archive footage) 2011-04-03
Movie A Tribute to Laurel & Hardy Himself (archive footage) 2011-10-25
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel and Hardy Stan / Sandy / Alf / Lord Paddington (archive footage) 1992-04-05
Movie George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey 1985-03-03
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-17
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Movie 4 Clowns (archive footage) 1970-09-01
Movie The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy 1967-12-01
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy Stan in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage) 1964-09-02
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Movie Days of Thrills and Laughter 1961-03-21
Movie When Comedy Was King edited from 'Big Business' (archive footage) 1960-03-29
Movie The Golden Age of Comedy 1957-12-26
Movie The Slappiest Days of Our Lives (archive footage) 1951-03-23
Movie Utopia Stan 1950-12-20
Movie The Bullfighters Stanley 1945-05-01
Movie Nothing But Trouble Stan 1944-12-06
Movie The Big Noise Stan 1944-09-22
Movie Air Raid Wardens Stan 1943-04-04
Movie The Tree in a Test Tube Stan 1943-12-31
Movie Jitterbugs Stan 1943-06-05
Movie A-Haunting We Will Go Stan 1942-08-07
Movie Great Guns Stan 1941-10-10
Movie A Chump at Oxford Stan 1940-02-16
Movie The Flying Deuces Stan 1939-10-28
Movie Swiss Miss Stan 1938-05-20
Movie Block-Heads Stan 1938-08-18
Movie That's That Himself 1937-01-01
Movie Pick a Star Stan Laurel 1937-03-21
Movie Way Out West Stan 1937-04-16
Movie The Bohemian Girl Stan 1936-02-14
Movie On the Wrong Trek Cameo appearance (hitchhiker) 1936-04-18
Movie Our Relations Stan / Alf Laurel 1936-10-30
Movie Tit for Tat Stan 1935-01-05
Movie The Fixer Uppers Stan 1935-02-09
Movie Thicker Than Water Stan 1935-03-16
Movie Bonnie Scotland Stanley MacLaurel 1935-08-23
Movie Oliver the Eighth Stan 1934-01-13
Movie Going Bye-Bye! Mr. Laurel 1934-06-22
Movie Hollywood Party Stan 1934-05-24
Movie Them Thar Hills Stan 1934-07-21
Movie Babes in Toyland Stannie Dum 1934-12-14
Movie The Live Ghost Stan 1934-12-08
Movie Me and My Pal Stan 1933-04-22
Movie Twice Two Stan / Mrs. Hardy 1933-02-25
Movie The Midnight Patrol Officer Stanley Laurel 1933-08-03
Movie The Devil's Brother Stanlio 1933-01-01
Movie Sons of the Desert Stanley 'Stan' Laurel 1933-12-29
Movie Dirty Work Stan 1933-11-25
Movie Busy Bodies Stan 1933-10-07
Movie Wild Poses Baby 1933-10-28
Movie The Music Box Stan 1932-04-16
Movie Any Old Port! Stan 1932-03-05
Movie Helpmates Stan 1932-01-23
Movie County Hospital Stan 1932-06-25
Movie The Chimp Stan 1932-05-21
Movie Towed in a Hole Stan 1932-12-31
Movie Their First Mistake Stan 1932-11-05
Movie Pack Up Your Troubles Stan 1932-09-16
Movie Scram! Stan 1932-09-10
Movie Los calaveras Señor Laurel 1931-04-18
Movie Chickens Come Home Mr. Laurel 1931-02-21
Movie Les Carottiers M. Laurel 1931-02-07
Movie Politiquerías Stan 1931-05-01
Movie Be Big! Stan 1931-02-07
Movie The Stolen Jools Policeman 1931-04-04
Movie Beau Hunks Stan 1931-12-12
Movie Our Wife Stan 1931-05-16
Movie One Good Turn Stan 1931-10-31
Movie On the Loose New Suitor (uncredited) 1931-12-26
Movie Come Clean Stan 1931-09-19
Movie Pardon Us Stan 1931-09-11
Movie Ladrones 1930-02-07
Movie Blotto Stan 1930-02-08
Movie Noche de duendes Stan 1930-01-01
Movie Brats Stan Sr. / Stanley Jr. 1930-03-22
Movie Tiembla y Titubea Stan 1930-01-01
Movie Night Owls Stan 1930-01-04
Movie La vida nocturna Stan 1930-04-19
Movie Below Zero Stan 1930-04-26
Movie Another Fine Mess Stan 1930-11-29
Movie The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case Stan 1930-09-06
Movie Hog Wild Stan 1930-05-30
Movie The Rogue Song Ali-Bek 1930-05-09
Movie Big Business Stan 1929-04-29
Movie Unaccustomed As We Are Stan 1929-05-04
Movie That's My Wife Stan 1929-03-23
Movie Double Whoopee Stan 1929-05-18
Movie Liberty Stan 1929-01-26
Movie Wrong Again Stan 1929-02-23
Movie Angora Love Stan 1929-12-14
Movie Bacon Grabbers Stan 1929-10-19
Movie Berth Marks Stan 1929-06-01
Movie They Go Boom! Stan 1929-09-21
Movie The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Himself 1929-11-23
Movie Perfect Day Stan 1929-08-10
Movie Men o'War Stan 1929-06-29
Movie The Finishing Touch Stan 1928-02-25
Movie Flying Elephants Little Twinkle Star 1928-02-12
Movie Should Tall Men Marry? Texas Tommy 1928-01-15
Movie You're Darn Tootin' Stanley, clarinet player 1928-04-21
Movie Leave 'Em Laughing Stan 1928-01-28
Movie From Soup to Nuts Hired butler 1928-03-24
Movie We Faw Down Stan 1928-12-29
Movie Two Tars Stan 1928-11-03
Movie Habeas Corpus Stan 1928-12-01
Movie Should Married Men Go Home? Stan 1928-09-08
Movie Their Purple Moment Mr. Pincher 1928-05-19
Movie Love 'Em and Weep Romaine Ricketts 1927-06-12
Movie Why Girls Love Sailors Willie Brisling 1927-07-17
Movie With Love and Hisses Cuthbert Hope 1927-08-28
Movie Eve's Love Letters Anatole, the butler 1927-05-28
Movie Seeing the World English pedestrian 1927-02-12
Movie Sugar Daddies Brittle's lawyer 1927-09-10
Movie Duck Soup Hives 1927-03-13
Movie Slipping Wives Handyman 1927-04-03
Movie Do Detectives Think? Ferdinand Finkleberry 1927-11-20
Movie Sailors, Beware! Chester Chaste, cabdriver 1927-09-25
Movie The Battle of the Century Prize fighter 1927-12-31
Movie Hats Off Stan 1927-11-05
Movie Putting Pants on Philip Philip 1927-12-03
Movie Call of the Cuckoo Asylum Inmate 1927-10-15
Movie The Second Hundred Years Little Goofy 1927-10-08
Movie Now I'll Tell One Lawyer 1927-10-04
Movie What's the World Coming To? The Man in the Window 1926-01-16
Movie Get 'Em Young Summers, the butler 1926-10-31
Movie On the Front Page Dangerfield 1926-11-28
Movie 45 Minutes from Hollywood Hotel Guest 1926-12-26
Movie The Snow Hawk Mountie 1925-04-30
Movie Somewhere In Wrong A tramp 1925-01-29
Movie Pie-Eyed Drunk 1925-03-29
Movie The Sleuth Webster Dingle 1925-06-30
Movie Navy Blue Days Stan 1925-05-29
Movie Half a Man Winchell McSweeney 1925-08-30
Movie Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde 1925-07-30
Movie Zeb vs. Paprika Dippy Donawho 1924-03-16
Movie Smithy Smithy 1924-01-19
Movie Rupert of Hee-Haw The King / Rudolph Razz 1924-06-07
Movie Near Dublin Con 1924-05-10
Movie Short Kilts McPherson's son 1924-08-03
Movie Detained A convict 1924-10-01
Movie West of Hot Dog Stan, a tenderfoot 1924-12-30
Movie Mandarin Mix-Up Sum Sap 1924-08-29
Movie Kill or Cure 1923-07-14
Movie Gas and Air Phillup McCann 1923-07-28
Movie Collars and Cuffs Laundry Worker 1923-07-01
Movie White Wings 1923-05-12
Movie The Noon Whistle 1923-04-28
Movie Under Two Jags 1923-06-02
Movie Pick and Shovel 1923-06-16
Movie Oranges and Lemons Sunkist 1923-08-12
Movie The Soilers Bob Canister 1923-11-24
Movie Scorching Sands 1923-12-09
Movie Short Orders 1923-09-01
Movie Save The Ship 1923-11-17
Movie The Whole Truth The husband 1923-11-03
Movie A Man About Town 1923-09-15
Movie Roughest Africa Professor Stanilaus Laurello 1923-09-29
Movie Frozen Hearts Olaf - A peasant 1923-10-27
Movie Mixed Nuts Book salesman 1922-03-08
Movie The Egg Humpty Dumpty 1922-09-03
Movie Mud and Sand Rhubarb Vaselino 1922-11-13
Movie The Weak-End Party The gardener 1922-10-01
Movie The Pest Jimmy Smith 1922-12-03
Movie The Lucky Dog Brash young man accused of dognapping 1921-10-01
Movie Do You Love Your Wife? Toby - the janitor 1919-01-05
Movie Hustling for Health The Man 1919-02-02
Movie Huns and Hyphens Gang member 1918-09-22
Movie Bears and Bad Men Pete 1918-10-07
Movie Just Rambling Along Nervy Young Man 1918-11-03
Movie Frauds and Frenzies Simp, Second Prisoner 1918-11-17
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