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Stan Laurel ACTOR


Stan Laurel was born on June 16th, 1890 in Ulverston, Cumbria in England.  He was born with the birth name Arthur Stanley Jefferson to a family already very much involved in show business.  His father worked as an actor and a theater manager and by the time he was sixteen years old he was making his stage debut at the Pickard's Museum in Glasgow.
Due to following in his fathers footsteps he did not ever get the chance to receive much of a formal education as very early on in life he was exposed to vaudeville and stage performing.  He joined the Fred Karno vaudeville company and was an understudy to Charlie Chaplin.  Later in 1916, Laurel traveled to the United States and did a comedic impersonation of Chaplin which gained him quite a bit of attention and turned out to be successful and a help in boosting his career.
He decided to remain in the United States and test out a career as a film actor.  He began with working on, "Nuts in May" (1917) and continued to work on a variety of shorts, mostly with Hal Roach Studio's. 
A number of other big screen appearances followed such as on, "The Lucky Dog" (1921) "45 Minutes from Hollywood" (1926), "Sugar Daddies" (1927), "From Soup to Nuts" (1928), "Pardon Us" (1931), "The Flying Deuces" (1939), "The Bullfighters" (1945) and "Utopia" (1951).
In 1960 Laurel was also honored with a special type of Oscar for, "his creative pioneering in the field of cinema comedy".  He is most well known when his name is said with his counterpart,  Oliver Hardy whom he first met on the filming of, "Lucky Dog" (1921) and the two became known as, Laurel and Hardy.  They were comedic geniuses and worked together in the film industry for twenty years.
He also started his own production company, Stan Laurel Productions and financed a number of low budget musical westerns.  

Although he lead a highly successful professional life, his personal life was a little more unstable.  In total, Laurel married five different wives, however only had a total of two children from his first marriage to Lois Neilson whom he married in 1926 and remained with until 1934.  Wife number two was Virginia Ruth Rogers whom he married in 1934 and divorced three years later.  His third marriage was to Vera Ivanova Shuvalova from 1938 through 1940.  Laurel decided to wed again in 1941 to Virginia Ruth Rogers and they were married until 1946.  His fifth time to marry was to Ida Kitaeva in 1946 and they stayed together until Stan Laurel passed away on February 23rd, 1965 in Santa Monica, California after suffering a heart attack. 

The comedy team of Laurel and Hardy was celebrated on the Ralph Edward's hit show "This Is Your Life" in the mid 1950's.
Stan Laurel is interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood, California and was voted by Entertainment Weekly along with his comedic partner, Oliver Hardy as the 45th Greatest Movie Stars of all time.  

1951 Utopia 
1945 The Bullfighters 
1944 Nothing But Trouble 
1944 The Big Noise  
1943 The Dancing Masters 
1943 Jitterbugs 
1943 Air Raid Wardens
1942 A-Haunting We Will Go 
1941 Great Guns 
1940 Saps at Sea 
1939 The Flying Deuces 
1938 Block-Heads 
1937 Pick a Star 
1937 Way Out West 
1936 Our Relations
1936 On the Wrong Trek 
1936 The Bohemian Girl 
1935 Bonnie Scotland 
1935 Thicker Than Water 
1935 The Fixer Uppers 
1935 Tit for Tat 
1934 Babes in Toyland
1934 The Live Ghost
1934 Them Thar Hills 
1934 Going Bye-Bye! 
1934 Hollywood Party 
1934 Oliver the Eighth 
1933 Sons of the Desert 
1933 Dirty Work 
1933 Wild Poses 
1933 Busy Bodies 
1933 The Midnight Patrol 
1933 The Devil's Brother 
1933 Me and My Pal 
1933 Twice Two 
1932 Towed in a Hole 
1932 Their First Mistake 
1932 Pack Up Your Troubles 
1932 Scram! 
1932 County Hospital 
1932 The Chimp 
1932 The Music Box 
1932 Any Old Port! 
1932 Helpmates 
1932 Zwei Ritter ohne Furcht und Tadel 
1931 On the Loose 
1931 Beau Hunks 
1931 One Good Turn 
1931 Come Clean 
1931 Pardon Us 
1931 Spuk um Mitternacht 
1931 Our Wife 
1931 Politiquerías 
1931 Los calaveras 
1931 Laughing Gravy 
1931 The Stolen Jools 
1931 Los presidiarios 
1931 Chickens Come Home 
1931 Glückliche Kindheit 
1931 Be Big! 
1931 Hinter Schloss und Riegel 
1931 Les carottiers 
1931 Muraglie 
1931 Sous les verrous 
1930 Another Fine Mess 
1930 The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case 
1930 Hog Wild 
1930 The Rogue Song
1930 Below Zero 
1930 La vida nocturna 
1930 Brats  
1930 Blotto 
1930 Night Owls 
1930 Feu mon oncle 
1930 Ladrones 
1930 Noche de duendes 
1930 Radiomanía 
1930 Tiembla y Titubea 
1930 Une nuit extravagante 
1929 Angora Love 
1929 The Hoose-Gow 
1929 Bacon Grabbers 
1929 They Go Boom! 
1929 Perfect Day 
1929 Men O'War
1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 
1929 Berth Marks 
1929 Double Whoopee 
1929 Unaccustomed As We Are 
1929 Big Business 
1929 That's My Wife 
1929 Wrong Again 
1929 Liberty 
1928 We Faw Down 
1928 Habeas Corpus 
1928 Two Tars 
1928 Early to Bed 
1928 Should Married Men Go Home? 
1928 Their Purple Moment 
1928 You're Darn Tootin' 
1928 From Soup to Nuts 
1928 The Finishing Touch 
1928 Flying Elephants 
1928 Leave 'Em Laughing 
1928 Should Tall Men Marry? 
1927 The Battle of the Century 
1927 Putting Pants on Philip 
1927 Do Detectives Think? 
1927 Hats Off 
1927 Call of the Cuckoo 
1927 The Second 100 Years 
1927 Now I'll Tell One 
1927 Sailors Beware 
1927 Sugar Daddies 
1927 With Love and Hisses 
1927 Why Girls Love Sailors 
1927 Love 'Em and Weep 
1927 Eve's Love Letters 
1927 Slipping Wives 
1927 Duck Soup 
1927 Seeing the World 
1926 45 Minutes from Hollywood 
1926 On the Front Page 
1926 Get 'Em Young 
1926 What's the World Coming To? 
1925 Half a Man 
1925 Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde 
1925 The Sleuth 
1925 Navy Blue Days 
1925 The Snow Hawk 
1925 Pie-Eyed 
1925 Twins  
1925 Somewhere in Wrong 
1925 Cowboys Cry for It
1924 West of Hot Dog 
1924 Monsieur Don't Care 
1924 Detained 
1924 Mandarin Mix-Up 
1924 Short Kilts 
1924 Wide Open Spaces 
1924 Rupert of Hee Haw 
1924 Near Dublin 
1924 Brothers Under the Chin
1924 Zeb vs. Paprika 
1924 Postage Due 
1924 Smithy 
1923 Mother's Joy
1923 Scorching Sands 
1923 The Soilers 
1923 Save the Ship 
1923 The Whole Truth 
1923 Frozen Hearts 
1923 Roughest Africa 
1923 A Man About Town 
1923 Short Orders 
1923 Oranges and Lemons 
1923 Gas and Air 
1923 Kill or Cure
1923 Collars and Cuffs
1923 Pick and Shovel 
1923 Under Two Jags
1923 White Wings 
1923 The Noon Whistle 
1923 The Handy Man 
1923 When Knights Were Cold 
1923 The Garage 
1922 The Pest 
1922 Mud and Sand
1922 The Weak-End Party 
1922 The Egg
1922 Mixed Nuts 
1921 The Lucky Dog
1919 Hoot Mon!
1919 Hustling for Health 
1919 Do You Love Your Wife?
1918 O, It's Great to Be Crazy 
1918 Frauds and Frenzies 
1918 Just Rambling Along 
1918 Bears and Bad Men 
1918 No Place Like Jail 
1918 Huns and Hyphens 
1918 Phoney Photos
1918 Who's Zoo? 
1918 Hickory Hiram 
1917 Nuts in May   

Matinee Classics - The Flying Deuces starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker, Reginald Gardiner, Charles Middleton, Jean Del Val, Clem Wilenchick and James Finlayson
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Matinee Classics - Our Gang / Little Rascals with Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel
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Matinee Classics - Bonnie Scotland starring Laurel and Hardy
Matinee Classics - Our Relations starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Alan Hale Sr., Sidney Toler, Daphne Pollard, Betty Healy and James Finlayson
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