Stan Laurel

Screenwriter / Comedian / Stunt Performer / Film Director / Film Producer / Actor | * 06/16/1890 († 74, 02/23/1965) | Ulverston, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Stan Laurel (LORR-əl; born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comic actor, writer, and film director who was one half 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 developed a number of his standard comic devices, including the bowler hat, the deep comic gravity, and the nonsensical understatement, and developed his skills in pantomime and music hall sketches. He was a member of "Fred Karno's Army", where he was Charlie Chaplin's understudy. He and Chaplin 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. He appeared with his comic partner Oliver Hardy in the film short The Lucky Dog in 1921, although they did not become an official team until late 1927. He then appeared exclusively with Hardy until retiring after his comedy partner's death in 1957. In April 1961, at the 33rd Academy Awards, Laurel was given an Academy Honorary Award for his pioneering work in comedy, and he has a star on the Hollywood W... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Music

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Awards & Nominations for Stan Laurel

Academy Honorary Award Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Movies with Stan Laurel as Actor(197)

as Self (archive footage)2011 Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic
as Self (archive footage)2011 A Tribute to Laurel & Hardy
as Himself (archive footage)2011 Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films
as Self (archive footage)2007 Girl 27
as Stan (archive footage)2004 Los Angeles Plays Itself
as (archive footage)1994 That's Entertainment! III
as Stan / Sandy / Alf / Lord Paddington (archive footage)1992 A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel and Hardy
as (archive footage)1984 Going Hollywood: The '30s
as Self (archive footage)1979 The Hollywood Clowns
as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as Self (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as (archive footage)1970 4 Clowns
as Self (archive footage)1965 Salute to Stan Laurel
as Stan (archive footage)1965 Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's
as Stan in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage)1964 The Big Parade of Comedy
as archive footage1961 Days of Thrills and Laughter
as edited from 'Big Business' (archive footage)1960 When Comedy Was King
as archive footage1957 The Golden Age of Comedy
as (archive footage)1951 The Slappiest Days of Our Lives
as Stan1951 Utopia
as Stanley1945 The Bullfighters
as Stan1944 The Big Noise
as Stan1943 Air Raid Wardens
as Stan1943 Jitterbugs
as Stan1941 Great Guns
as Stan1940 Saps at Sea
as Stan1939 The Flying Deuces
as Stan1939 A Chump at Oxford
as Stan1938 Swiss Miss
as Stan1938 Block-Heads
as himself1937 Pick a Star
as himself1937 That's That
as Stan1937 Way Out West
as Stan / Alf Laurel1936 Our Relations
as Cameo appearance (hitchhiker)1936 On the Wrong Trek
as Stan1936 The Bohemian Girl
as Stanley MacLaurel1935 Bonnie Scotland
as Stan1935 The Fixer Uppers
as Stan1935 Thicker Than Water
as Stan1935 Tit for Tat
as Cleaner1935 MGM 1935 Promo Reel
as Stan1934 Hollywood Party
as Mr. Laurel1934 Going Bye-Bye!
as Stan1934 Oliver the Eighth
as Stan1934 The Live Ghost
as Stan1934 Them Thar Hills
as Stannie Dum1934 Babes in Toyland
as Stanley 'Stan' Laurel1933 Sons of the Desert
as Baby1933 Wild Poses
as Officer Stanley Laurel1933 The Midnight Patrol
as Stan / Mrs. Hardy1933 Twice Two
as Stan1933 Dirty Work
as Stan1933 Busy Bodies
as Stanlio1933 The Devil's Brother
as Stan1933 Me and My Pal
as Stan1932 The Music Box
as Stan1932 Scram!
as Stan1932 County Hospital
as Stan1932 The Chimp
as Stan1932 Any Old Port!
as Stan1932 Helpmates
as Stan1932 Towed in a Hole
as Señor Laurel1931 The Skulls
as Policeman1931 The Stolen Jools
as M. Laurel1931 The Chiselers
as Mr. Laurel1931 Chickens Come Home
as Stan1931 One Good Turn
as Stan1931 Come Clean
as Stan1931 Our Wife
as Stan1931 Pardon Us
as Stan1931 Beau Hunks
as Stan1931 Be Big!
as New Suitor (uncredited)1931 On the Loose
as Ali-Bek1930 The Rogue Song
as Stan1930 Night Owls
as Stan1930 Hog Wild
as Stan1930 Blotto
as Stan1930 The Night Life
as Stan Sr. / Stanley Jr.1930 Brats
as Stan1930 Laughing Gravy
as Stan1930 Another Fine Mess
as Stan1930 Below Zero
1930 Thieves
as Stan1930 Night of Goblins
as Stan1929 Angora Love
as Stan1929 That's My Wife
as Stan1929 The Hoose-Gow
as Stan1929 Perfect Day
as Stan1929 Liberty
as Stan1929 Wrong Again
as Stan1929 Big Business
as Stan1929 Berth Marks
as Stan1929 Bacon Grabbers
as Stan1929 Men O'War
as Stan1929 They Go Boom!
as Stan1929 Double Whoopee
as Texas Tommy1928 Should Tall Men Marry?
as Stan1928 Early to Bed
as Stan1928 We Faw Down
as Stan1928 Leave 'Em Laughing
as Hired butler1928 From Soup to Nuts
as Mr. Pincher1928 Their Purple Moment
as Stan1928 Habeas Corpus
as Little Twinkle Star1928 Flying Elephants
as Stanley, clarinet player1928 You're Darn Tootin'
as Stan1928 Two Tars
as Lawyer1927 Now I'll Tell One
as Prize fighter1927 The Battle of the Century
as Asylum Inmate1927 Call of the Cuckoo
as Little Goofy1927 The Second Hundred Years
as Chester Chaste, cabdriver1927 Sailors, Beware!
as Romaine Ricketts1927 Love 'Em and Weep
as Stan1927 Hats Off
as Willie Brisling1927 Why Girls Love Sailors
as Brittle's lawyer1927 Sugar Daddies
as Hives1927 Duck Soup
as Anatole, the butler1927 Eve's Love Letters
as Ferdinand Finkleberry1927 Do Detectives Think?
as Handyman1927 Slipping Wives
as Cuthbert Hope1927 With Love and Hisses
as English pedestrian1927 Seeing the World
as The Man in the Window1926 What's the World Coming To?
as Dangerfield1926 On the Front Page
as Summers, the butler1926 Get 'Em Young
as Hotel Guest1926 45 Minutes from Hollywood
as Webster Dingle1925 The Sleuth
as Drunk1925 Pie-Eyed
as A tramp1925 Somewhere In Wrong
as Stan / his twin1925 Twins
as Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde1925 Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde
as Mountie1925 The Snow Hawk
as Winchell McSweeney1925 Half a Man
as Stan1925 Navy Blue Days
as A convict1924 Detained
as Con1924 Near Dublin
as Stan1924 Postage Due
as Smithy1924 Smithy
as Sum Sap1924 Mandarin Mix-Up
as Stan, a Tenderfoot1924 West of Hot Dog
as King / Rudolph Razz1924 Rupert of Hee-Haw
as McPherson's Son1924 Short Kilts
as Gabriel Goober1924 Wide Open Spaces
as Dippy Donawho1924 Zeb vs. Paprika
as The husband1923 The Whole Truth
as Laundry Worker1923 Collars and Cuffs
as Bob Canister1923 The Soilers
as The handy man1923 The Handy Man
as Miner1923 Pick and Shovel
as Street Cleaner1923 White Wings
as Phillup McCann1923 Gas and Air
as Professor Stanilaus Laurello1923 Roughest Africa
as A Man About Town1923 A Man About Town
as Sunkist1923 Oranges and Lemons
as Olaf - A peasant1923 Frozen Hearts
as Lord Helpus, a Slippery Knight1923 When Knights Were Cold
as Humpty Dumpty1922 The Egg
as Rhubarb Vaselino1922 Mud and Sand
as Book salesman1922 Mixed Nuts
as Jimmy Smith1922 The Pest
as The Gardener1922 The Weak-End Party
as Brash young man accused of dognapping1921 The Lucky Dog
as The Man1919 Hustling for Health
as Toby - the janitor1919 Do You Love Your Wife?
as Simp, Second Prisoner1918 Frauds and Frenzies
as Pete1918 Bears and Bad Men
as Gang member1918 Huns and Hyphens
as Nervy Young Man1918 Just Rambling Along

TV Shows/Series with Stan Laurel as Actor(1)

as himself1952 This Is Your Life

Movies with Stan Laurel as Crew(57)

Crew/Thanks2018 Stan & Ollie
Crew/Thanks1965 The Great Race
Writing/Writer1945 The Bullfighters
Production/Executive Producer1938 Knight of the Plains
Production/Producer1938 Swiss Miss
Production/Executive Producer1938 Songs and Bullets
Production/Producer1937 Way Out West
Production/Producer1936 Our Relations
Production/Producer1936 The Bohemian Girl
Writing/Story1935 Thicker Than Water
Writing/Writer1935 Tit for Tat
Writing/Writer1934 Going Bye-Bye!
Writing/Writer1934 Them Thar Hills
Writing/Writer1933 Sons of the Desert
Writing/Writer1933 The Midnight Patrol
Writing/Writer1933 Twice Two
Writing/Writer1933 Busy Bodies
Writing/Writer1933 Me and My Pal
Writing/Writer1932 Their First Mistake
Writing/Writer1932 Pack Up Your Troubles
Writing/Story1932 Helpmates
Writing/Writer1932 Towed in a Hole
Writing/Writer1931 Come Clean
Writing/Writer1931 Our Wife
Writing/Other1931 Pardon Us
Writing/Story1930 Hog Wild
Writing/Writer1930 Blotto
Writing/Writer1930 Brats
Writing/Writer1928 The Finishing Touch
Writing/Writer1927 Love 'Em and Weep
Directing/Director1927 Flaming Fathers
Writing/Writer1927 Jewish Prudence
Writing/Screenplay1927 Eve's Love Letters
Writing/Writer1927 Why Girls Say No
Directing/Assistant Director1927 Seeing the World
Writing/Writer1927 The Honorable Mr. Buggs
Writing/Writer1926 What's the World Coming To?
Directing/Director1926 Get 'Em Young
Writing/Writer1926 Get 'Em Young
Writing/Writer1926 Raggedy Rose
Writing/Writer1926 The Nickel-Hopper
Directing/Director1926 Wise Guys Prefer Brunettes
Directing/Director1926 Madame Mystery
Writing/Writer1926 Madame Mystery
Directing/Director1926 Wandering Papas
Writing/Writer1926 Wandering Papas
Writing/Writer1926 Charley My Boy!
Writing/Writer1926 Along Came Auntie
Writing/Writer1926 Wife Tamers
Directing/Director1925 Chasing the Chaser
Writing/Writer1925 Chasing the Chaser
Directing/Director1925 Book Bozo
Directing/Director1925 Yes, Yes, Nanette
Directing/Director1925 Unfriendly Enemies
Writing/Writer1925 Unfriendly Enemies
Directing/Director1925 Moonlight and Noses
Writing/Writer1925 Moonlight and Noses

Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Monday, 06/16 1890 (June) in Ulverston, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Tuesday, 02/23 1965 (February) in Santa Monica (aged: 74)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Kings Priory School, Stonelaw High School, King James I Academy, Queen's Park Secondary
Spouses (current/former): Lois Neilson, Ruth Rogers, Vera Ivanova Shuvalova, Ida K. Laurel
Other names for Stan Laurel (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Arthur Stanley Jefferson"
"Stan Jefferson"
"Stanley Laurel"
"Laurel and Hardy"
"Laurel & Hardy"
Stan Laurel frequently works together with these people:
Oliver Hardy (152x, Actor)
Hal Roach (146x, Crew)
James Finlayson (66x, Actor)
H.M. Walker (64x, Crew)
Charlie Hall (57x, Actor)
Richard C. Currier (46x, Crew)
James Parrott (39x, Crew)
Leo McCarey (35x, Crew)
Tiny Sandford (25x, Actor)
Art Lloyd (24x, Crew)
Marvin Hatley (23x, Crew)
Ralph Edwards (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3407, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/25/2023