|Birthname||Arthur Stanley Jefferson|
|born on||16 June 1890|
|Place||Ulverston, England, 54n12, 3w06|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
British-born American vaudeville comedian, half of the famous team, Laurel and Hardy.
The second of five children whose parents worked in various facets of the entertainment business. In the early 1900s, he moved to Glasgow and joined his father in working administrative jobs at his father's theater. He was 16 when he made his stage debut using his pantomime skills in music hall sketches. He made his first trip to the United States in 1910 as a member of the Fred Karno musical-comedy troupe. Charlie Chaplin was a member and Laurel was Chaplin's understudy for a short time. He met Oliver Hardy while filming "The Lucky Dog" in 1919, and their first film together was the 1926 film "Forty-Five Minutes From Hollywood." By the next year, they were an official team starring in "Duck Soup." They made 117 films together between 1926 and 1952; in 1932, "The Music Box" won an Oscar for "Best Live Action Short Subject." In 1961, he was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with an Oscar for his creative pioneering in the field of comedy.
His partner Oliver Hardy died August 7, 1957. Stan Laurel died on February 23, 1965 after suffering from a heart attack.
- business associate/partner relationship with Hardy, Oliver (born 18 January 1892)
- sibling relationship with Jefferson, Teddy (born 1 April 1901)
- Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1926 (with long-time partner Oliver Hardy)
- Work : Prize 1932 (film won Oscar for Best Short Film)
- Work : Prize 1961 (Oscar for his work in comedy)
PT quotes site of museum dedicated to Laurel & Hardy
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
- Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Second of five)
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (from Britain to the US)
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
- Personal : Misc. : Changed name
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer
- Vocation : Entertainment : Mime
- Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville
- Notable : Awards : Oscar