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English comic actor

Stan Laurel is ...

Dead
Born 16 Jun 1890 in Ulverston
Died 23 Feb 1965 in Santa Monica
Age74 years, 8 months
Causemyocardial infarction
Correction?
Stan Laurel
Stan Laurel
The Lucky Dog, the first Laurel and Hardy short.

About Stan Laurel

Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comic actor, writer and film director, who was part of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. He appeared with his comedy partner Oliver Hardy in 107 short films, feature films, and cameo roles. Laurel began his career in music hall, where he appropriated 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. With Chaplin, the two arrived in the United States on the same ship from the United Kingdom with the Karno troupe. Laurel began his film career in 1917 and made his final appearance in 1951. From 1928 onwards, he appeared exclusively with Hardy. Laurel officially retired from the screen following his comedy partner's death in 1957. 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. Laurel and Hardy ranked top among best double acts and seventh overall in a 2005 UK poll to find the Comedians' Comedian. In 2009, a bronze statue of the duo was unveiled in Laurel's home town of Ulverston.

Death

Laurel was a heavy smoker until suddenly quitting around 1960. In January 1965, he underwent a series of x-rays for an infection on the roof of his mouth. He died on 23 February 1965, aged 74, four days after suffering a heart attack on 19 February. Just minutes away from death, Laurel told his nurse that he would not mind going skiing right at that very moment. Somewhat taken aback, the nurse replied that she was not aware that he was a skier. "I'm not," said Laurel, "I'd rather be doing that than this!" A few minutes later, the nurse looked in on him again and found that he had died quietly in his armchair.

At his funeral, silent screen comedian Buster Keaton was overheard talking about Laurel's talent: "Chaplin wasn't the funniest, I wasn't the funniest, this man was the funniest." Dick Van Dyke gave the eulogy at Laurel's funeral, as a friend, protégé, and occasional impressionist of Laurel during his later years; he read "The Clown's Prayer". Laurel had earlier quipped: "If anyone at my funeral has a long face, I'll never speak to him again." Laurel was cremated and his ashes were interred in Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

Films

Stan Laurel has worked on the following films:

Atoll K
1951 film by John Berry, Léo Joannon
1951
Sons of the Desert
1933 film by William A. Seiter
1933
The Flying Deuces
1939 film by A. Edward Sutherland
1939
A Chump at Oxford
1940 film by Alfred J. Goulding
1940
The Music Box
1932 film by James Parrott
1932
Pardon Us
1931 film by James Parrott
1931
Nothing but Trouble
1944 slapstick comedy movie with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
1944
Hollywood Party
1934 film by Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding, Richard Boleslawski, Allan Dwan, Charles Reisner, Roy Rowland, George Stevens
1934
A-Haunting We Will Go
1942 film by Alfred L. Werker
1942
Way Out West
1937 film by James W. Horne
1937
Block-Heads
1938 film by John G. Blystone
1938
Jitterbugs
1943 film by Malcolm St. Clair
1943
Saps at Sea
1940 film by Gordon Douglas
1940
The Stolen Jools
short film
1931
The Bohemian Girl
1936 film by Hal Roach, Charley Rogers, James W. Horne
1936
The Devil's Brother
American film, 1933
1933
The Bullfighters
1945 film by Malcolm St. Clair, Stan Laurel
1945
The Big Noise
1944 film by Malcolm St. Clair
1944
Perfect Day
1929 film by James Parrott
1929
Swiss Miss
1938 film by Hal Roach, John G. Blystone
1938
Pack Up Your Troubles
1932 film by Ray McCarey, George Marshall
1932
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case
short film
1930
Great Guns
1941 film by Monty Banks
1941
The Dancing Masters
1943 film by Malcolm St. Clair
1943
Air Raid Wardens
1943 film by Edward Sedgwick
1943
Our Relations
1936 film by Harry Lachman
1936
Another Fine Mess
1930 film by James Parrott
1930
4 Clowns
1970 film by Robert Youngson
1970
Wild Poses
1933 film by Robert F. McGowan
1933
Chickens Come Home
1931 film by James W. Horne
1931
Berth Marks
1929 film by Lewis R. Foster
1929
The Golden Age of Comedy
1957 film by Robert Youngson
1957
Thicker than Water
1935 film
1935
Bonnie Scotland
1935 slapstick comedy movie with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
1935
Helpmates
1932 film by James Parrott
1932
Be Big!
1931 film by James W. Horne, James Parrott
1931
Laughing Gravy
1931 film by James W. Horne
1931
Unaccustomed As We Are
1929 film by Hal Roach, Lewis R. Foster
1929
Men O' War
1929 film by Lewis R. Foster
1929
The Midnight Patrol
1933 film by Lloyd French
1933
Below Zero
1930 film by James Parrott
1930
Me and My Pal
1933
Brats
1930 film by James Parrott
1930
Blotto
1930 film by James Parrott
1930
Night Owls
1930 film by James Parrott
1930
Tit for Tat
1935 film by Charley Rogers
1935
Beau Hunks
1931 film by James W. Horne
1931
Them Thar Hills
1934 film by Charley Rogers
1934
The Chimp
1932 film by James Parrott
1932
Oliver the Eighth
1934 film by Lloyd French
1934
Any Old Port!
short film
1932
The Live Ghost
1934 film by Charles Rogers, Charley Rogers
1934
Pick a Star
1937 film by Edward Sedgwick
1937
County Hospital
1932 film by James Parrott
1932
Dirty Work
1933 film
1933
Twice Two
short film
1933
Hog Wild
1930 film by James Parrott
1930
Going Bye-Bye!
1934
Busy Bodies
1933 film by Lloyd French
1933
The Tree in a Test Tube
1942 film by Charles McDonald
1942
One Good Turn
1931 film by James W. Horne
1931
Our Wife
1931 film by James W. Horne
1931
The Fixer Uppers
1935 film by Charley Rogers
1935
The Hoose-Gow
1929 film
1929
Just Rambling Along
1918 film
1918
They Go Boom
1929 film by James Parrott
1929
Bacon Grabbers
1929 film
1929
On the Loose
1931 film by Hal Roach
1931
Scram!
short film
1932
On the Wrong Trek
1936 film by Charley Chase
1936
Get 'Em Young
1926 film
1926
Mud and Sand
1922 film
1922
Come Clean
1931 film by James W. Horne
1931
Towed in a Hole
1932 film by George Marshall
1932
The Soilers
1923 film
1923
Tango Bar
1988 film by Marcos Zurinaga
1988
Their First Mistake
1932 film by George Marshall
1932
Angora Love
1929 film by Lewis R. Foster
1929
Bears and Bad Men
1918 film by Larry Semon
1918
Now I'll Tell One
1927 film
1927
Huns and Hyphens
1918 film by Larry Semon
1918
Mandarin Mix-Up
1924 film by Scott Pembroke
1924
Should Tall Men Marry?
1928 film by Louis J. Gasnier
1928
Near Dublin
1924 film
1924
Postage Due
1924 film
1924
The Whole Truth
1923 film by Ralph Ceder
1923
When Knights Were Cold
1923 film by Broncho Billy Anderson
1923
Short Kilts
1924 film by Leo McCarey, George Jeske
1924
Brothers Under the Chin
1924 film by Ralph Ceder
1924
Somewhere in Wrong
1925 film by Scott Pembroke, Joe Rock
1925
Rupert of Hee Haw
1924 film by Scott Pembroke
1924
Mixed Nuts
1922 film by James Parrott
1922
Kill or Cure
1923 film
1923
Scorching Sands
1923 film by Hal Roach
1923
Tutto il mondo ride
1952 film by Ignazio Ferronetti
1952
Under Two Jags
1923 film by George Jeske
1923
Monsieur Don't Care
1924 silent film
1924
The Snow Hawk
1925 film
1925
Do You Love Your Wife?
1919 film by Hal Roach
1919
No Place Like Jail
1918
White Wings
1923 short film
1923
Collars and Cuffs
1923 film by George Jeske
1923
Pick and Shovel
1923 film by George Jeske
1923
Detained
1924
Hoots Mon!
1919 film by Hal Roach
1919
Short Orders
1923 film by Hal Roach, Scott Pembroke
1923
Twins
1925 film
1925
The Weak-End Party
1922 film by Broncho Billy Anderson
1922
Save the Ship
1923 film by Hal Roach, George Jeske
1923
Frauds and Frenzies
1918 film by Larry Semon
1918
Pie-Eyed
1925 film by Scott Pembroke, Joe Rock
1925
Gas and Air
1923 film by Scott Pembroke
1923
Whose Zoo?
1918 film by Craig Hutchinson
1918
Cowboys Cry for It
1925
When Comedy Was King
1960 film by Robert Youngson
1960
Days of Thrills and Laughter
1961 film by Robert Youngson
1961
30 Years of Fun
1963 film by Robert Youngson
1963
Dance of the Cookoos
1982 film by Alan Douglas
1982
La vida nocturna
1930 film by James Parrott
1930
MGM's Big Parade of Comedy
1964 film by Robert Youngson
1964
Hot Water
1935 film by Charley Rogers
1935
Ronda di mezzanotte
1952 Italian film by Lloyd French
1952
Ça c'est du cinéma
1958 film by Mack Sennett
1958
Ridolini e la collana della suocera
1952 film by Larry Semon
1952
Nickelodeon Days
1962
The vessel bewitched
1959 film by Charley Rogers
1959