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North Hollywood, California
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Brown - Dark
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Laurel & Hardy
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His Scottish-English parents were never in show business. As a young boy, he was a gifted singer and, by age eight, was performing with minstrel shows. In 1910, he ran a movie theatre, which he preferred to studying law. In 1913, he became a comedy actor with the Lubin Company in Florida and began appearing in a long series of shorts; his debut film was Outwitting Dad (1914); 1914-5 was the "Pokes and Jabbs" series; 1916-8 saw the "Plump and Runt" series, 1919-21 the "Jimmy Aubrey" series, and from 1921-5 he worked as an actor and co-director of comedy shorts for Larry Semon. In 1917, he had played a bit part in The Lucky Dog (1921), starring Stan Laurel. His first two-reeler with Laurel was Forty-five Minutes from Hollywood (1926). Their first release through MGM was Sugar Daddies (1927) and the first with star billing was From Soup to Nuts (1928). Their first feature-length starring roles were in Pardon Us (1931). Their work became more production-line and less popular during the war years, mostly working for Twentieth Century-Fox. Their last movie together was The Bullfighters (1945) except for a French failure (Atoll K (1951)). He appeared without Laurel in Zenobia (1939), The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)_ and_ Riding High (1950)_ and died seven years later.
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Oliver Norvell Hardy
His black hair was always combed forward., The "slow burn" - Looking into the camera, often with an expression of exasperatedsuffering over what his on-screen partner had just done., The tie-twiddle, used to convey a sense of coyness or embarrassment., Most famous outfit was a dark suit, a black necktie, and a dark bowler hat., The line, usually directed toward Stan Laurel: "This is another nice mess you`ve gotten me into!"
Oliver Norvell "Babe" Hardy (born Norvell Hardy; January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor and one half of Laurel and Hardy, the double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927 to 1951. He appeared with his comedy partner Stan Laurel in 107 short films, feature films, and cameo roles. He was credited with his first film, Outwitting Dad, in 1914. In some of his early works, he was billed as "Babe Hardy", using his nickname.
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