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Stan Laurel

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Laurel circa 1920

Source: Wikipedia

Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comic actor, writer and film director, most famous for his role in the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. With his comedy partner Oliver Hardy he appeared in 107 short films, feature films and cameo roles.

Fact file

  • Born: Arthur Stanley Jefferson 16 June 1890 Ulverston, Lancashire, England
  • Died: 23 February 1965 (aged 74) Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Other names: Stan Jefferson, Stanley Laurel
  • Occupation: Actor, writer, comedian, entertainer, film director
  • Years active: 1910–1955
  • Spouse(s): Lois Neilson (m.1926–1934) Virginia Ruth Rogers (m.1935–1937; 1941–1946; divorced twice) Vera Ivanova Shuvalova (m.1938–1940; divorced) Ida Kitaeva Raphael (m.1946–1965; his death)
  • Partner(s): Mae Charlotte Dahlberg (1919–1925)
  • Children: Lois Stanley Robert
  • Website: http://www.laurel-and-hardy.com/

Read more about Stan Laurel at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2019-01-11 01:54:21
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USA Today Movies, 2019-01-10 16:48:23
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The immortal Laurel & Hardy, reborn
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2018-12-30 15:33:29
The lovable comic duo of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, who starred in more than a hundred feature films and shorts together during the Golden Age of Hollywood, are the subjects of a new biopic, "Stan & Ollie," about the aging comedians on a music hall tour of Britain in ...

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