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  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Star rank: 640
  • Address:
    1500 Vine St
  • Position: 3 tiles from the curb, facing south
  • GPS location:
    34.098177, -118.326517

Oliver Hardy

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Biography

Oliver “Ollie” Hardy (born Norvell Hardy) (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor famous as one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927 to 1951. He was credited with his first film, Outwitting Dad, in 1914. In some of his early works, he was billed as Babe Hardy, using his nickname.

Fact file

  • Born: Norvell Hardy January 18, 1892 Harlem, Georgia, U.S.
  • Died: August 7, 1957 (aged 65) North Hollywood, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1914–1951
  • Spouse: Madelyn Saloshin (1913–1921)“Marriage: Madelyn Saloshin to Oliver Hardy” Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Hardy) Myrtle Reeves (1921–1937) «start: (1921)–end+1: (1938)»“Marriage: Myrtle Reeves to Oliver Hardy” Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Hardy) Virginia Lucille Jones (1940–1957)“Marriage: Virginia Lucille Jones to Oliver Hardy” Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Hardy)

Read more about Oliver Hardy at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

BBC, Weinstein Partner on Laurel and Hardy Biopic
Variety, 2013-12-03 21:01:53
LONDON — The BBC and The Weinstein Company have boarded a biopic about Laurel and Hardy, which is to be penned by “Philomena” scribe Jeff Pope. The 90-minute film, “Stan and Ollie,” tells the story of the duo’s 1953 U.K. tour at the end of their careers. The tour ended ...

Beloved Mexican comic 'Capulina' dies at age 85 (AP)
Yahoo Entertainment, 2011-10-01 04:31:58
AP - The beloved Mexican comic known as "Capulina" died Friday at age 85, after a six-decade career as Mexico's equivalent of funny fat man Oliver Hardy.

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