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Stan Laurel is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Assistant Director and Thanks British born on 16 june 1890 at Ulverston (United-kingdom)

Stan Laurel

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Birth name Arthur Stanley Jefferson
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 16 june 1890 at Ulverston (United-kingdom)
Death 23 february 1965 (at 74 years) at Santa Monica (USA)

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.

Laurel began his career in the British music hall, from where he took a number of his standard comic devices: the bowler hat, the deep comic gravity, and the nonsensical understatement. His performances polished his skills at pantomime and music hall sketches. Laurel was a member of "Fred Karno's Army," where he was Charlie Chaplin's understudy. The two arrived in the US on the same ship from Britain with the Karno troupe. Laurel began his career in films in 1917 and made his last appearance in 1951. From 1928 onwards he appeared exclusively with Oliver Hardy. Following his comedy partner's death in 1957 Laurel officially retired from the screen.

In 1961, Laurel was given a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award for his pioneering work in comedy. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. In a 2005 UK poll to find the Comedians' Comedian, Laurel and Hardy ranked top among best double acts and seventh overall. In 2009, a bronze statue of the duo was unveiled in Laurel's hometown of Ulverston, Cumbria.


Laurel and Dahlberg never married, but lived together as common-law husband and wife from 1919 to 1925.

Laurel also had four wives and married one of them a second time after their divorce.

Laurel married his first wife, Lois Neilson, on 13 August 1926. In December 1927, during the early years of Laurel and Hardy's partnership, Laurel and Neilson had a baby girl, also named Lois, who later married actor Rand Brooks. In May 1930, their second child, Stanley Robert Laurel, died after nine days.

In December 1934, Laurel divorced Lois and in 1935 married Virginia Ruth Rogers. In 1938, he divorced Virginia and married Vera Ivanova Shuvalova. By 1941, he had divorced Vera and remarried Virginia. In 1946, he divorced Virginia and married Ida Kitaeva Raphael, whom he remained with until his death.

Best films

The Great Race (1965)
The Music Box (1932)
The Rogue Song (1930)

Usually with

Hal Roach
Hal Roach
(139 films)
Oliver Hardy
Oliver Hardy
(134 films)
H. M. Walker
H. M. Walker
(92 films)
Charlie Hall
Charlie Hall
(61 films)
James Finlayson
James Finlayson
(64 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Stan Laurel (203 films)

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That's Entertainment! III, 1h53
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities, Musical films, Documentary films about films
Actors Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Esther Williams
Roles (archive footage)
Rating74% 3.741243.741243.741243.741243.74124
Troisième volet de "Il était une fois Hollywood", "That's Entertainment III" nous propose un nouveau panorama de l'age d'or de la MGM mais aussi des chutes rarissimes, des séquences coupées lors de la sortie des films et des essais d'autres stars que celles qui furent finalement choisies.
Cocoon (1985)
, 1h53
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Vieillesse, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films set in Atlantis
Actors Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg
Roles Himself, film clip from 'Flying Deuces' (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating66% 3.3491653.3491653.3491653.3491653.349165
About 10,000 years ago, peaceful aliens from the planet Antarea set up an outpost on the planet Earth, on an island later known to mankind as Atlantis. When Atlantis sank, twenty aliens were left behind, kept alive in large rock-like cocoons at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Now a group of Antareans have returned to Earth to collect them. Disguising themselves as humans, they rent a house with a swimming pool, and charge the water with "life force" to give the cocooned Antareans energy to survive the trip home. They charter a boat from a local captain named Jack (Steve Guttenberg) who helps them retrieve the cocoons. Jack likes Kitty (Tahnee Welch), a beautiful woman from the team who chartered his boat. When he spies on her while she undresses in her cabin, Jack is shocked when he discovers she is an alien. After the aliens reveal themselves to him and explain what's going on, he decides to help them.
4 Clowns
4 Clowns (1970)
, 1h37
Directed by Robert Youngson
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Buster Keaton, Jean Arthur, Bartine Burkett
Roles (archive footage)
Rating72% 3.6143553.6143553.6143553.6143553.614355
The film is divided into three sections. The first section deals with early silent film works of Laurel and Hardy prior to the two becoming a team as well as their later work as a team. The second section deals with the career of Charlie Chase. The third section deals with Buster Keaton, The film is a compilation of excerpts from some of these actor's more notable projects.
Hollywood Without Make-Up
Directed by Ken Murray
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Kirk Douglas, Ken Murray, Cary Grant, June Allyson, George K. Arthur, Eddie Albert
Roles Himself
Rating72% 3.6250053.6250053.6250053.6250053.625005
The film consists of archive footage of famous Hollywood stars, mostly home movies showing the stars as themselves instead of playing a role in front of the camera.
The Slappiest Days of Our Lives, 1h29
Directed by Claude Accursi
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Monty Banks, Stan Laurel, Marjorie Beebe, Mack Sennett, Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde
Roles (archive footage)
Rating46% 2.313112.313112.313112.313112.31311
Film de montage de scènes du cinéma muet, sonorisées, prenant pour trame une enquête menée par Stan Laurel.
Utopia (1950)
, 1h33
Directed by Léo Joannon, Alfred J. Goulding, Tim Whelan, John Berry
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, La provence, Transport films, Buddy films
Actors Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Suzy Delair, Suzet Maïs, Paul Frees, Vittorio Caprioli
Roles Stan
Rating56% 2.8018052.8018052.8018052.8018052.801805
Stan learns that he is to receive an inheritance left by a wealthy uncle. Unfortunately, most of the inheritance is consumed by taxes and legal fees, and he is left with only a rickety but fully provisioned yacht and a private island in the Pacific Ocean. Stan and Ollie leave for the island, accompanied by Antoine, stateless refugee (Max Elloy) and Giovanni Copini, a stowaway (a malcontent Italian bricklayer) (Adriano Rimoldi).
The Bullfighters, 1h1
Directed by Malcolm St. Clair, Stan Laurel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Ralph Sanford, Richard Lane, Diosa Costello, Rory Calhoun
Roles Stanley
Rating63% 3.1966653.1966653.1966653.1966653.196665
Private detectives Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy travel to Mexico City in pursuit of an infamous female larcenist named Hattie Blake (Carol Andrews), who is publicly known as ”Larceny Nell”. Meanwhile, an American sports promotor, Richard K. Muldoon (Ralph Sanford) meets with publicity man ”Hot Shot” Coleman (Richard Lane), and his assistant (Irving Gump) to discuss an upcoming bullfight featuring famed Spanish matador Don Sebastian. But when Muldoon sees a picture of the bullfighter he is enraged: Don Sebastian looks exactly like Laurel. Eight years before, Laurel and Hardy testified against Muldoon in a criminal case, and Muldoon was wrongfully convicted until the real criminal confessed and Muldoon was released but had during his time in prison lost his wife and business and had to start all over in Mexico.
Nothing But Trouble, 1h9
Directed by Sam Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Cooking films, Buddy films
Actors Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mary Boland, Philip Merivale, Henry O'Neill, John Warburton
Roles Stan
Rating64% 3.247113.247113.247113.247113.24711
Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel return to America after ten years of voluntary exile to find jobs. Oliver has worked as a mediocre cook and Stan has served as a butler for many years. Upon their return they find that there is plenty of positions to apply to, unlike when they left ten years earlier.
The Big Noise, 1h12
Directed by Malcolm St. Clair
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Arthur Space, Doris Merrick, Veda Ann Borg, Robert Blake
Roles Stan
Rating63% 3.1939753.1939753.1939753.1939753.193975
While cleaning the office of a detective agency, janitors Laurel and Hardy answer a telephone call from an inventor who claims to have created a destructive bomb he calls "The Big Noise." Posing as detectives, the duo move into the inventor's home, where they must contend with his eccentric behavior, oddball widowed aunt (who takes a fancy to Hardy) and his misbehaving nephew. The inventor's neighbors are crooks who are eager to steal the new bomb.
Jitterbugs (1943)
, 1h15
Directed by Malcolm St. Clair
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films, Children's films, Escroquerie
Actors Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Vivian Blaine, Bob Bailey, Douglas Fowley, Noel Madison
Roles Stan
Rating63% 3.192373.192373.192373.192373.19237
The plot involves the team as a travelling two-man band selling "gas pills" in gas-short, wartime America.