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Oliver Hardy

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy

Full Name: Norvell Hardy
Profession: Comic Actor

United States of America

Biography: Comic actor best known as one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years.

Born: January 18, 1892
Birthplace: Harlem, Georgia, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: August 7, 1957 (aged 65)
Cause of Death: Cerebral thrombosis

Married Life

  • 1913-11-17 Film comedian Oliver Hardy (21) marries pianist Madelyn Saloshin in Macon, Georgia; divorce in 1921
  • 1921-03-24 Comedian Oliver Hardy (29) marries actress Myrtle Reeves (24)
  • 1940-03-07 Comedian Oliver Hardy (48) marries film assistant Virginia Lucille Jones (30)

Historical Events

  • 1927-10-08 "The Second Hundred Years" silent short film released starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy - 1st Laurel and Hardy film with them appearing as a team
  • 1932-04-16 Short film "The Music Box" released in the US, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (1932 Academy Award Best Live Action Short Film)
  • 1933-12-29 "Sons of the Desert" film directed by William A. Seiter starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy is released

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