Oliver Hardy


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Oliver Hardy
Norvell Hardy
Birthday
BirthplaceHarlem, Georgia
Died
Occupation
Actor

Hardy, Oliver

See under Laurel and Hardy.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Oliver Hardy has those expressions to the camera that are timeless, so economical and funny, but I couldn't choose between them.
Producer Hal Roach had paired Stan, from Ulverston, Cumbria, with New Yorker Oliver Hardy, believing they could make movie magic together.
Laurel and Oliver Hardy, affectionately known as Babe, both had careers in Hollywood before their accidental partnership.
OLIVER HARDY said: "Nobody is dumber than a dumb man who thinks he is smart." He was talking about his screen persona as half of the comedy double act with Stan Laurel.
Since Laurel and Hardy were at the zenith of their careers in the 30s, it was highly unlikely that Oliver Hardy emulated a little known Austrian rabble-rouser, who was hell-bent on pursuing a pipedream of extreme German nationalism.
Okuda, a film historian, and Neibauer, a film historian and educator, document the solo films of Stan Laurel from 1917 to 1927, in an attempt to address questions about whether his performances and creative abilities as a writer and director show what his future career would be; whether these films are still amusing and have a timeless quality similar to his comedies with Oliver Hardy; how he developed as an actor, director, and writer; and what the parallels are between his solo and team work.
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy - whose most famous catchphrase is "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into" - wouldn't be the obvious choice for a Premier League footballer.
AN OLIVER HARDY impressionist has lost 18 stone after being told he would only have two years left to live if he carried on with his eating habits.
Summary: Hundreds of people have gathered in Stan Laurel's hometown as a statue of the comedian and his sidekick Oliver Hardy was unveiled.
Roly-poly Oliver Hardy was the yeoman actor and child of a slave-owning family whose roots in Southern gentility often surfaced in his comedy, even when tipping his hat meant getting a kick in the pants.