Stan Laurel Autograph

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(1890-1965, born Arthur Stanley Jefferson) English comic actor, writer, and film director who was one half of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.


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Stan Laurel was born Arthur Stanley Jefferson on June 16, 1890 in Ulverston, Lancashire, England. He was the third of five children born to Arthur Jefferson and Margaret Metcalfe Jefferson. His father was an actor and theatre manager, while his mother was a music hall singer. He began his own theatrical career in 1906, performing as a comedian and acrobat in a number of British music halls.

In 1912, Laurel left England for the United States, and he made his American stage debut at the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles. Here, he met Oliver Hardy, and the two began performing together in the late 1920s. Laurel and Hardy became one of the most famous comedy teams of all time, appearing in over 100 films together. Their most famous films include Sons of the Desert (1933), Babes in Toyland (1934), and Way Out West (1937).

In 1940, Laurel and Hardy signed with 20th Century Fox, and during their time there, they appeared in some of their most beloved films, such as A Chump at Oxford (1940), Great Guns (1941), and A-Haunting We Will Go (1942). They moved to MGM in 1945, and their last film together was Utopia (1951). They also toured together, giving live performances of their comedy routines at venues around the world.

After their partnership ended, Laurel continued to perform in films, often as a solo artist. He starred in a number of comedies, including Atoll K (1951), The Flying Saucer (1950), and Scared Stiff (1953). He also wrote and directed a number of films, including The Dancing Masters (1943) and The Bullfighters (1945).

Although his career in film ended in the 1950s, Laurel remained active in the entertainment industry for the rest of his life. He was an honorary member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was a frequent guest at film festivals and conventions. He died on February 23, 1965, in Santa Monica, California.

Stan Laurel is remembered as one of the most beloved and influential comedians of all time. His work with Oliver Hardy has been praised for its timelessness and timelessness. Laurel had a unique style of physical comedy and impeccable timing, and his influence can be seen in the work of countless comedians that followed him. His legacy will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of comedy fans everywhere.

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