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Laurel and Hardy

Welcome to Laurel and Hardy page!

Just to pay our humble homage to one of the greatest comedy team of the world under Foreign Artists and Films, here is the Laurel and Hardy page. Since lot of material is available in form of different mediums like books, Internet and audio/video collection but just to give a sort of quick ready reckoner, this page is formulated as Laurel and Hardy Timeline and Laurel and Hardy Films, mainly encompassing the life and films of Laurel and hardy.



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Laurel and Hardy


March 10, 1848

William Courtright appeared as Uncle Bernal in That's My Wife was born in New Milford, Illinois, USA.

January 14, 1849

Alfred Fisher (Played the character of Officer in film The Second Hundred Years) was born in Bristol, England.

April 8, 1857

James May played as Postman in Bonnie Scotland, was born in Dundee, Scotland.

January 11, 1859

Josephine Crowell who in Wrong Again (1929) played as mother of owner of Painting (Blue Boy) was born in Nova Scotia, Canada.

January 17, 1860

Charles K. French (Guest judge of Hardy in Chickens Come Home) was born in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

March 16, 1861

Florence Roberts who played the role of mother widow Peep of Babes In Toyland (1934) was born in Frederick, Maryland, USA.

January 4, 1862

Helen Gilmore the Pink Pub patron in Their Purple Moment (1928) and motorist in Two Tars (1928) was born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

September 17, 1862

Oliver Hardy the father of Oliver Norvell Hardy who was a Confederate veteran, got wounded at the Battle of Antietam.

February 8, 1863

Silas D. Wilcox appeared as ticket conductor in Berth Marks and jailor of Pardon Us, was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, USA.

November 20, 1863

Zeffie Tilbury who played as Gypsy Queen in The Bohemian Girl (1936) was born in London, England.

January 17, 1864

David Torrence played as lawyer named James S. Miggs in Bonnie Scotland was born in Edinburgh, Scotland

September 15, 1866

Rosa Gore, played role of an elderly relative in The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930) was born in New York City, New York, USA.

June 17, 1867

Flora Finch the Maw of Way Out West (1937) was born in London, England.

January 21, 1867

James A. Marcus, Colonel Blood Duck Soup (1927) was born in New York City, New York, USA.

May 12, 1867

Lionel Belmore, appeared as blacksmith in Bonnie Scotland (1935) and played the Laurel and Hardy theme with his hammer, was born in Wimbledon, London, England.

August 19, 1867

William Burress, the toy maker of Babes in Toyland 1934 was born in Newcomerstown, Ohio, USA.

April 4, 1868

Margaret Mann who played the character of Arnheim's mother in The Bohemian Girl and house keeper in Bonnie Scotland was born in Aberdeen, Scotland.

September 19, 1869

Ben Turpin, a justice of Our Wife and plumber of Saps at Sear,  was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

September 13, 1869

Robert Dudley who appeared in Nothing But Trouble, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

December 18, 1870

Anders Randolf the police chief of Night Owls (1930) was born in Viborg, Denmark.

August 2, 1870

Claude Gillingwater who appeared in 45 Minutes From Hollywood (1926)was born in Louisiana, Missouri, USA.

February 26, 1870

Enrique Acosta who appeared in couple of Laurel & Hardy's foreign-made films like Ladrones was born in Mexico City, Mexico.

May 3, 1870

Frank Terry the thief of The Midnight Patrol was born in Troy, New York, USA.

February 8, 1870

Lon Poff  who appeared in The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case and Two Tars was born in Bedford, Indiana, USA.

August 14, 1870

Nelson McDowell appeared in Pick A Star was born in Greenville, Missouri, USA.

December 16, 1870

Sam Adams appeared in Dirty Work and Pick A Star was born in Ontario, Canada.

May 19, 1870

William McCall appeared in solo films of Laurel and Hardy was born in Delavin, Illinois, USA.

May 16, 1871

James T. Mack appeared in Bonnie Scotland as butler was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

July 7, 1871

Richard Carle appeared in Habeas Corpus as Professor Padilla was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA.

January 30, 1871

Wilfred Lucas appeared in Pardon Us, Zenobia and A Chump At Oxford as Dean Williams was born in Onatrio, Canada.

June 22, 1872

Charles Murray appeared in The Stolen Jools was born in Laurel, Indiana, USA.

June 2, 1872

Will Walling appeared in Now I'll Tell One as judge was born in Sacramento City, Iowa, USA.

October 3, 1872

William P. Carleton appeared in The Bohemian Girl as Count Arnheim was born in London, England.

September 16, 1873

Gertrude Pedlar appeared in Chickens Come Home as wife of the Judge was born in Oakland, Illinois, USA.

November 10, 1873

Leo White appeared in The Devil's Brother as Tavern patron was born in Graudenz, Prussia, Germany.

October 3, 1874

Charles Middleton who appeared in Laurel and Hardy films as Army Officer like Beau Hunks, Pack Up Your Troubles, The Fixer Uppers, The Flying Deuces was born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA.

April 12, 1874

Dorothea Wolbert appeared in The Battle Of The Century, Their Purple Moment and Two Tars  was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

August 21, 1874

Edmund Mortimer appeared in A Chump At Oxford was born in New York City, New York, USA.

October 11, 1874

Frank Brownlee appeared in With Love And Hisses, Sailors Beware, The Second Hundred Years, Call Of The Cuckoo, Do Detectives Think?, Pack Up Your Troubles and The Midnight Patrol was born in Dallas, Texas, USA.

December 7, 1874

Leo Sulky appeared in Love 'Em And Weep, Habeas Corpus, The Hoose-Gow, Beau Hunks and Our Relations was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

April 24, 1874

Lillian Elliott appeared in Call Of The Cuckoo as Mama Gimplewart was born in Canada.

March 14, 1874

Mary Carr appeared in One Good Turn and Pack Up Your Troubles was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, USA.

April 28, 1874

Sidney Toler appeared in Our Relations as ship Captain was born in Warrensburg, Missouri, USA.

January 15, 1875

Claude King appeared in Bonnie Scotland as General Fletcher was born in Northampton, England.

June 6, 1875

J. Farrell MacDonald appeared as The policeman in The Stolen Jools was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA.

May 23, 1875

Max Davidson appeared in Call Of The Cuckoo as Papa Gimplewart was born in Berlin, Germany.

March 25, 1875

Spencer Charters  appeared in Pick A Star was born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, USA.

March 1, 1875

Wilson Benge appeared in Now I'll Tell One, Do Detectives Think?, The Battle Of The Century, You're Darn Tootin, Another Nice Mess, Scram! was born in Greenwich, London, England.

March 16, 1876

Charles Halton appeared in Pick A Star and Jitterbugs was born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

November 17, 1876

Clarence Wilson appeared in On The Wrong Trek and Hollywood Party was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

December 16, 1876

Harry Dunkinson played the role of judge in Going Bye-Bye was born in New York City, New York, USA.

November 5, 1876

Henry Hall appeared in Block-Heads was born in Washington, Missouri, USA.

July 5, 1876

John Elliott appeared in Sons Of The Desert was born in Keosauqua, Iowa, USA.

October 9, 1877

Frank Austin appeared in The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case, Pardon Us, Hollywood Party, Babes In Toyland was born in Mound City, Missouri, USA.

February 17, 1877

George Melford appeared in The Dancing Masters, The Big Noise was born in Rochester, New York, USA.

October 7, 1877

Jules Cowles appeared in Air Raid Wardens was born in Farmington, Connecticut, USA.

August 23, 1877

May Wallace appeared in Love 'Em And Weep, Sailors, Beware, Now I'll Tell One, County Hospital, Twice Two (1933), Babes In Toyland, Way Out West, Pick A Star, Zenobia was born in Russiaville, Indiana, USA.

November 8, 1877

Robert Homans appeared in Pack Up Your Troubles and Nothing But Trouble was born in Malden, Massachusetts, USA.

September 1, 1878

Bobby Burns appeared in Below Zero, The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case, Another Fine Mess, Pardon Us, Helpmates, Any Old Port, The Chimp, Them Thar Hills, Babes In Toyland, On The Wrong Trek and Air Raid Wardens was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

April 26, 1878

Ethel Griffies appeared in Great Guns was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.

January 13, 1878

Harry Bernard appeared in Two Tars, Liberty, Wrong Again, That's My Wife, Berth Marks, Men O' War, Perfect Day, Bacon Grabbers, Angora Love, Night Owls, The Rogue Song, Another Fine Mess, Laughing Gravy, Pardon Us, Any Old Port, The Devil's Brother, The Midnight Patrol, Sons Of The Desert, The Live Ghost, The Bohemian Girl, Our Relations, Way Out West, A Chump At Oxford and Saps At Sea was born in San Francisco, California, USA.

August 29, 1878

John Ince appeared in Way Out West was born in New York City, New York, USA.

August 25, 1878

Murdock MacQuarrie appeared in Going Bye-Bye and Bonnie Scotland was born in San Francisco, California, USA.

September 26, 1878

Nora Cecil appeared in Pack Up Your Troubles and Hollywood Party was born in London, England.

January 11, 1878

Sydney Jarvis appeared in Sons Of The Desert was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

October 2, 1879

Charles Meakin appeared in Call Of The Cuckoo was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

July 14, 1879

Donald Meek Air Raid Wardens was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

August 29, 1879

Gus Glassmire appeared in The Bullfighters was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

August 24, 1879

Lew Kelly appeared in Pack Up Your Troubles was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

January 1, 1879

Paul Porcasi appeared in Nothing But Trouble was born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

March 5, 1879

Walter Long appeared in Pardon Us, Any Old Port, Going Bye-Bye, The Live Ghost and Pick A Star was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA.

April 12, 1880

Alice Belcher appeared in The Devil's Brother was born in New York, New York, USA.

March 25, 1880

Allan Cavan appeared in We Faw Down and Thicker Than Water was born in Concord, California, USA.

February 9, 1880

Howard C. Hickman appeared in The Bohemian Girl was born in Columbia, Ohio, USA.

March 19, 1884

Stan Laurel's mother, Madge Metcalfe and father Arthur Jefferson both were related with performing art on stage, developed affection and got married.

James Finlayson was born in Falkirk, Scotland.

August 27, 1887

Emily Norvell and Oliver Hardy (the mother and father of Hardy) got married, it was the second marriage for the widow Emily, and the third for Oliver.

March 12, 1890

The Hardy's family moved to Madison before the birth of Hardy. Emily Hardy owned a house in Harlem, which was either empty or rented out to tenant farmers.


Edgar Kennedy was born in Monterey, California

April 26, 1890
June 16, 1890

Stan Laurel as Arthur Stanley Jefferson was born in Ulverston, Lancashire, England.

Mae Busch was born in Melbourne, Australia

June 18, 1891

Hal Roach was born in Elmira, New York.

January 14, 1892

Oliver Norvell Hardy was born in Harlem, Georgia.

January 18, 1892

Oliver Hardy (the father of Oliver Norvell Hardy) died at the age of fifty.

November 22, 1892

Charley Chase was born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

October 20, 1893

Billy Gilbert was born in Louisville, Kentucky USA.

September 12, 1894Billy Bletcher was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA.
September 20, 1894

Charlie Hall was born in Birmingham, England

August 19, 1899

Thomas Marvin Hatley born in Reed, Oklahoma USA.


Oliver Hardy was sent to Young Harris College in north Georgia, he was in the junior high component of that institution of the time (the equivalent of high school today).


Arthur Stanley Jefferson (Stan Laurel) started performing stage comics.

Anita Garvin born in New York USA.


Madge Metcalfe, the mother of Arthur Stanley Jefferson (Stan Laurel) passed away.


Arthur Stanley Jefferson (Stan Laurel) performed on stage in play named, Alone in the World.

On the opening movie theater in Hardy’s home town of Milledgeville, Georgia, he became the projectionist, ticket taker, janitor and manager.


Hardy began styling himself as Oliver Norvell Hardy, adding the first name Oliver as a tribute to his father. He appeared as Oliver N. Hardy in the 1910 U.S. census.


Arthur Stanley Jefferson (Stan Laurel) moved from Southampton for America as part of the Fred Karno troupe. He was working under Charlie Chaplin's supervision.

While working in theater, Oliver N Hardy soon became obsessed with the new motion picture industry and started feeling an actor inside himself. He moved to Jacksonville, Florida on the suggestion of his friend, where some films were being made. Where he started working in Jacksonville as a cabaret and vaudeville singer at night, and at the Lubin Manufacturing Company during the day.

1913Arthur Stanley Jefferson (Stan Laurel) started struggling for its own acting career as Karno's troupe was broken up as Charlie Chaplin signed a film contract.

Oliver Norvell Hardy married with Madelyn Saloshin she was a pianist.


Babe made his first film, Outwitting Dad for Lubin Studios.


By 1915, Hardy had made fifty short one-reeler films at Lubin. He later moved to New York and made films for the Pathé, Casino and Edison Studios. After returning to Jacksonville, he made films for the Vim Comedy Company. Hardy left the studio and then worked for the King Bee studio, which bought Vim. He worked with Bill Ruge, Billy West (a Charlie Chaplin imitator), and comedic actress Ethel Burton Palmer during this time.


Stan Laurel makes his first film, Nuts in May as Stan Jefferson.

Oliver Hardy moved to Los Angeles, working freelance for several Hollywood studios


Stan Laurel enters a common law marriage with Mae Dahlberg.

Oliver Hardy separated from his wife Madelyn Saloshin.


Finally the separation in between Hardy and his wife ended with a divorce in 1920, allegedly due to Hardy’s infidelity.


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