|Born||Arthur Stanley Jefferson
June 16, 1890
Ulverston, Lancashire, England
|Died||February 23, 1965
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
Short films[change | change source]
Laurel was born in Lancashire, England. He began his career in the late 1910s, to work with Charles Chaplin. Among his first works in this silent comedy short, Nuts in May (1917), Phoney Photos (1918), Just Rambling Along (1918) and Do You Love Your Wife? (1919), by Hal Roach, Mud and Sand (1922), When Knights Were Cold (1923), Smithy (1924), Postage Due (1924), Monsieur Don't Care (1924), and many more.
Stan and Oliver[change | change source]
In 1918 he starred with Oliver Hardy, in the short silent movie The Lucky Dog. That was the beginning of the famous duo, together again years later to form Laurel and Hardy. His first Hal Roach short with Hardy was Duck Soup (1927), followed by Slipping Wives (1927), Love 'Em and Weep (1927), Why Girls Love Sailors (1927), The Second 100 Years (1927), Call of the Cuckoo (1927), The Battle of the Century (1927). Short were a great success and catapulted the duo to stardom. They continued in short movies until 1931, his first feature film Pardon Us, by James Parrott. His biggest movies were The Devil's Brother (1933), Sons of the Desert (1934), Way Out West (1937), The Flying Deuces (1939).
His last film was Utopia (1951).
Television[change | change source]
Stan Laurel also did some work in television as NBC live program This is your Life, together with Oliver Hardy. He also made appearances on the BBC, Grand Order of Water Rats (1955), where they performed a show reliving the old days of Laurel and Hardy.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Stan Laurel at Wikimedia Commons
- The Laurel and Hardy Forum
- The Laurel and Hardy Magazine
- The Official Laurel and Hardy website
- Stan Laurel on IMDb
- Laurel and Hardy Museum, Ulverston
- Laurel and Hardy site
- The Britannia Music Hall in Glasgow where Stan Laurel made his professional debut in July 1906
- The Charlie Hall Picture Archive
- The Nutty Nut News Network
- Information on his statue in North Shields
- The Stan Laurel Correspondence Archive Project
- Audio interview August, 1957
- Stan Laurel at Find a Grave
- Stan Laurel's Eulogy
- Stan's tempestuous love life
- Newsreel footage of Stan Laurel funeral