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English Comic Actor/writer/Film Director

Arthur Stanley Jefferson (16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965), better known by his stage name Stan Laurel, was an English comic actor, writer and film director, most famous as Laurel of comedic duo Laurel and Hardy–Hardy being Oliver Hardy. Wikipedia

Age: 74 (age at death)
Born: 16th June, 1890, Ulverston, Cumbria, England
Died: 23rd February, 1965, Santa Monica, California
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Nationality: English
Claim to Fame: Laurel & Hardy

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Ben Shipman called me the day before and told me Babe had taken a turn for the worse and the end was expected any hours, even knowing this, the final news came as a shock to me. However, I think it was a blessing - poor fellow must have been really suffering (they discovered recently he had a bad cancer condition), so under the circumstances there was no hope of his ever recovering. What a tragic end to such a wonderful career.

 

[about the eight films he and Oliver Hardy made at 20th Century-Fox in the 1940s] We had no say on those films, and it sure looked it.

 

His partner Oliver Hardy was an inveterate golfer, often setting up his own little putting green on the set so he could practice between takes. Laurel once joked to a reporter interviewing him that golf was Hardy`s only "bad habit". When the reporter asked if he had any bad habits, Laurel--who had been married and divorced five times--replied, "Yes, and I married them.".

 

Is portrayed by Jim Plunkett in Harlow (1965/II).

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emily - omg he died before sylvia likens did but he was funny rip (4 years ago)
tom - you are the most funniest person i have ever seen (5 years ago)

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