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STANLEY HOLLOWAY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Stanley Holloway was born on October 1st, 1890 in Manor Park, London in England with the middle name Augustus, born to George Augustus Holloway and Florence Mary née Bell.  During his teenage years he worked as a clerk and then began doing stage work prior to World War I, performing before infantry service men.
 
He then began to focus more on stage acting performing in such productions as, "Kissing Time".  He then became a member of a concert party and worked as a singer as well as an actor.  He trained as an operatic baritone and also studied singing lessons in Italy.
 
As he continued to embark on a career in entertainment he had some additional success on two musical productions.  In 1921 he made his film debut in, "The Rotters".  Soon he also added radio credits to his resume performing as a BBC Radio performer.  He recorded such songs as, "London Town" and "Memory Street".

He is also remembered for developing a character, Sam Small, for which he recorded over 20 monologues based around this character.  Holloway then began to add numerous British film credits to his resume appearing in, "Sing As We Go" (1934), "Squibs" (1935) and "The Vicar of Bray" (1937).   
 
During World War II he was to old to serve in the service, so he was hired to make propaganda films as well as a number of war films such as, "Major Barbara" (1941), "The Way Ahead" (1944), "This Happy Breed" (1944) and "The Way to the Stars" (1945).
 
Soon Holloway was making quite a name for himself in the industry and continued to appear on a number of more successful films such as, "Brief Encounter" (1945), "Passport to Pimlico" (1949), "The Lavender Hill Mob" (1951), "The Titfeld Thunderbolt" (1953) and "Meet Mr. Lucifer" (1953).
 
In 1956, he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in, "My Fair Lady" starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn and continued working as a film actor adding, "Jumping for Joy" (1956), "Alive and Kicking" (1959) and "No Love for Johnnie" (1961) to his credits.  And last but surely not the least Stanley was featured as a 'coast watcher' during a World War II epic film "In Harm's Way" (1965) comprized of an all star cast of John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Burgess Meredith, Brandon de Wilde, Jill Haworth, Dana Andrews and Henry Fonda
 
In addition to his film and stage work he also added such television roles to his resume appearing on, "Our Man Higgins", "The Red Skelton Show" and "Blandings Castle Stories".
 
Towards the end of his career he mainly focused on stage roles again appearing in a production of, "You Never Can Tell" (1973) and his last film role was in 1975 in, "Journey Into Fear".
 
Holloway married twice throughout his lifetime, first for a brief period to Alice Foran in 1913 and they had four children before she passed away in 1937.  He then married Violet Lane in 1939 and they had one child together and remained married until he passed away on January 30th, 1982 in England.  His remains are buried at St. Mary the Virgin Church in East Preston, West Sussex. 
 
 
Filmography

1975   Journey Into Fear 

1973   Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
 
1972   Up the Front 

1971   Flight of the Doves 

1970   The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
 
1969   Run a Crooked Mile

1969   Target: Harry

1968   Armchair Theatre
 
1968   Thingumybob

1968   Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter

1965-1967  The Red Skelton Hour 
 
1967   Blandings Castle 

1966   The Sandwich Man

1965   Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians'
 
1965   In Harm's Way

1964   My Fair Lady

1964   The Fantasticks 
 
1964   Alive and Kicking

1962-1963  Our Man Higgins 

1961   Operation Snafu 
 
1961   No Love for Johnnie 

1960   An Arabian Night

1960   The Bell Telephone Hour 
 
1959   No Trees in the Street

1956   Jumping for Joy

1955   An Alligator Named Daisy 
 
1954   Fast and Loose

1953   Meet Mr. Lucifer 

1953   A Day to Remember
 
1953   The Beggar's Opera 

1953   The Titfield Thunderbolt

1952   Tonight at 8:30 
 
1952   Mr. Lord Says No 

1951   The Magic Box

1951   Bikini Baby
 
1951   The Lavender Hill Mob

1951   One Wild Oat

1950   Midnight Episode 
 
1949   The Perfect Woman

1949   Passport to Pimlico

1948   Another Shore
 
1948   The Silk Noose 

1948   The Winslow Boy 

1948   Hamlet 
 
1948   One Night with You 

1948   Snowbound 

1947   The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 
 
1947   Meet Me at Dawn

1946   Carnival

1946   Wanted for Murder
 
1945   Caesar and Cleopatra

1945   Brief Encounter

1945   Johnny in the Clouds
 
1944   Champagne Charlie 

1944   The Way Ahead 

1944   This Happy Breed 
 
1943   Worker and Warfront No. 8

1942   Salute John Citizen

1941   Major Barbara 
 
1939   Sam Goes Shopping 

1938   The Girl Thief

1937   Sam Small Leaves Town
 
1937   Cotton Queen 

1937   The Vicar of Bray 

1937   Song of the Forge
 
1937   Our Island Nation 

1935   Play Up the Band 

1935   Squibs 
 
1935   D'Ye Ken John Peel?

1934   Road House 

1934   Sing As We Go 
 
1934   The Bride of the Lake 

1933   The Girl from Maxim's

1933   Sleeping Car
 
1929   The Co-Optimists

1921   The Rotters





Matinee Classics - In Harm's Way starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Brandon de Wilde, Jill Haworth, Dana Andrews, Stanley Holloway, Burgess Meredith, Franchot Tone, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, James Mitchum, Carroll O'Connor and Larry Hagman
Matinee Classics - Caesar and Cleopatra starring Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Michael Rennie, Jean Simmons, Flora Robson, Francis L. Sullivan, Basil Sydney, Stanley Holloway and Cecil Parker
Matinee Classics - My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom and John Holland
Matinee Classics - My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom and John Holland
Matinee Classics - Ten Little Indians starring Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton, Fabian Forte, Leo Genn, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Daliah Lavi, Dennis Price, Marianne Hoppe, Mario Adorf and Christopher Lee


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