Oliver Hardy

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Oliver Hardy
Born Oliver Norvell Hardy
January 18, 1892(1892-01-18)
Harlem, Georgia, U.S.
Died August 7, 1957
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Years active 1914 - 1951

Oliver Hardy (January 18, 1892 - August 7, 1957) was an American comedian, actor and director.

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Born in Harlem, Georgia, U.S.. His solo career includes the short films Outwitting Dad (1914), Cupid's Target (1915), A Maid to Order (1916), The Fly Cop (1917), The Midnight Cabaret (1923), They All Fall (1925). He leaps to fame when he formed a duo with Stan Laurel, they formed the most successful comedy groups of all time. Laurel and Hardy shot many short films and feature much success Hats Off (1927), They Go Boom! (1929). One of his best films was The Midnight Patrol (1934), where two police officers. And the classics of comedy as Sons of the Desert (1933), Way Out West (1937), The Flying Deuces (1939), Saps at Sea (1940), are of the best comedy of all time.

Oliver Hardy also worked with John Wayne in western, The Fighting Kentuckian (1949), and Bing Crosby in Frank Capra film Riding High (1950).

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