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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

Coogan to star in Laurel and Hardy film
BBC Entertainment, 2016-01-18 15:48:36
Steve Coogan is to star as Stan Laurel alongside John C Reilly as Oliver Hardy in a new BBC film about the comedy duo.

Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly to Star in Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy Movie
Variety, 2016-01-18 11:13:17
LONDON — Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are set to play Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in Jon S. Baird’s movie “Stan & Ollie.” “Philomena” writer Jeff Pope has written the script for the project, which was developed by BBC Films and will be produced by Faye Ward’s Fable ...

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 ...

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