Stan Laurel Biography (1890-1965)

Born Arthur Stanley Jefferson, June 16, 1890, in Ulverston, Lancashire, England; died February 23, 1965; son of Arthur J. Jefferson (an actor and producer) and Madge Metcalfe (an actress); common-law husband of Mae Dahlberg (a singer and dancer), 1919-25; married Lois Neilson (an actress), 1926 (divorced, 1935); married Ruth Rogers, 1935 (divorced, 1936); married Illeana Shuvalona (a singer and dancer), 1938 (divorced, 1939); remarried Ruth Rogers, 1941 (divorced, 1946); married Ida Kitaeva Raphael (an actress and singer), 1946; children: two (with Lois Neilson).

Nationality
English
Gender
Male
Birth Details
June 16, 1890
Ulverston, Lancashire, England

Famous Works

  • Credits; Film Appearances; With Oliver Hardy
  • Lucky Dog, (short film), 1917.
  • Forty-Five Minutes from Hollywood (short film), 1926.
  • The Battle of the Century (short film), 1927.
  • Call of the Cuckoos (short film), 1927.
  • Do Detectives Think? (short film), 1927.
  • Duck Soup (short film), 1927.
  • Flying Elephants (short film), 1927.
  • Hats Off (short film), 1927.
  • Love 'em and Weep (short film), 1927.
  • Putting Pants on Philip (short film), 1927.
  • Sailors Beware (short film), 1927.
  • The Second Hundred Years (short film), 1927.
  • Slipping Wives (short film), 1927.
  • Sugar Daddies (short film), 1927.
  • Why Girls Love Sailors (short film), 1927.
  • With Love and Hisses (short film), 1927.
  • Early to Bed (short film), 1928.
  • The Finishing Touch (short film), 1928.
  • From Soup to Nuts (short film), 1928.
  • Habeus Corpus (short film), 1928.
  • Leave 'em Laughing (short film), 1928.
  • Should Married Men Go Home? (short film), 1928.
  • Their Purple Moment (short film), 1928.
  • Two Tars (short film), 1928.
  • We Faw Down (short film), 1928.
  • You're Darn Tootin' (short film), 1928.
  • Angora Love (short film), 1929.
  • Bacon Grabbers (short film), 1929.
  • Berth Marks (short film), 1929.
  • Big Business (short film), 1929.
  • Double Whoopee (short film), 1929.
  • The Hoose-Gow (short film), 1929.
  • Liberty (short film), 1929.
  • Men 'o War (short film), 1929.
  • The Perfect Day (short film), 1929.
  • That's My Wife (short film), 1929.
  • They Go Boom (short film), 1929.
  • Unaccustomed as We Are (short film), 1929.
  • Wrong Again (short film), 1929.
  • Another Fine Mess (short film), 1930.
  • Be Big (short film), 1930.
  • Below Zero (short film), 1930.
  • Blotto (short film), 1930.
  • Brats (short film), 1930.
  • Hog Wild (short film), 1930.
  • The Laurel and Hardy Murder Case (short film), 1930.
  • Night Owls (short film), 1930.
  • Ali-Bek, The Rogue Song, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1930.
  • Beau Hunks (short film), 1931.
  • Chickens Come Home (short film), 1931.
  • Come Clean (short film), 1931.
  • Helpmates (short film), 1931.
  • Laughing Gravy (short film), 1931.
  • One Good Turn (short film), 1931.
  • Our Wife (short film), 1931.
  • Himself, Pardon Us (also known as Jail Birds and Gaol Birds), MGM, 1931.
  • The Stolen Jools (short film), 1931.
  • Any Old Port (short film), 1932.
  • The Chimp (short film), 1932.
  • County Hospital (short film), 1932.
  • The Music Box (short film), 1932.
  • Himself, Pack Up Your Troubles, MGM, 1932.
  • Scram! (short film), 1932.
  • Their First Mistake (short film), 1932.
  • Towed in a Hole (short film), 1932.
  • Busy Bodies (short film), 1933.
  • Stanlio, The Devil's Brother (also known as Fra Diavolo and The VirtuousTramps), MGM, 1933.
  • Dirty Work (short film), 1933.
  • Me and My Pal (short film), 1933.
  • The Midnight Patrol (short film), 1933.
  • Himself, Sons of the Desert (also known as Sons of the Legion), MGM, 1933.
  • Twice Two (short film), 1933.
  • Stanley Dum, Babes in Toyland (also known as March of the Wooden Soldiers), MGM, 1934.
  • Going Bye-Bye (short film), 1934.
  • Himself, Hollywood Party, MGM, 1934.
  • The Live Ghost (short film), 1934.
  • The Private Life of Oliver the Eighth (short film), 1934.
  • Them Thar Hills (short film), 1934.
  • Stanley McLaurel, Bonnie Scotland, MGM, 1935.
  • Fixer-Uppers (short film), 1935.
  • Thicker than Water (short film), 1935.
  • Tit for Tat (short film), 1935.
  • Himself, The Bohemian Girl, MGM, 1936.
  • Himself and Alfie Laurel, Our Relations, MGM, 1936.
  • Himself, Pick a Star, MGM, 1937.
  • Himself, Way Out West, MGM, 1937.
  • Himself, Blockheads, MGM, 1938.
  • Himself, Swiss Miss, MGM, 1938.
  • Himself, The Flying Deuces, RKO, 1939.
  • Himself, A Chump at Oxford, United Artists (UA), 1940.
  • Himself, Saps At Sea, UA, 1940.
  • Himself, Great Guns, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941.
  • Himself, A-Haunting We Will Go, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1942.
  • Himself, Air Raid Wardens, MGM, 1943.
  • Himself, The Dancing Masters, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1943.
  • Himself, Jitterbugs, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1943.
  • The Tree in a Test Tube (short film), 1943.
  • Himself, The Big Noise, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944.
  • Himself, Nothing But Trouble, MGM, 1944.
  • Himself, The Bullfighters, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1945.
  • Himself, Utopia (also known as Atoll K and Escapade), Exploitation, 1950.
  • The Best of Laurel and Hardy, 1971.
  • Credits; Film Appearances; Without Oliver Hardy
  • (Film debut) Nuts in May, 1917.
  • The Evolution of Fashion, 1917.
  • Bears and Bad Men, 1918.
  • Frauds and Frenzies, 1918.
  • Hickory Hiram, 1918.
  • Huns and Hyphens, 1918.
  • It's Great to Be Crazy, 1918.
  • Phoney Photos, 1918.
  • Whose Zoo, 1918.
  • Do You Love Your Wife?, 1919.
  • Hoot Mon, 1919.
  • Hustling for Health, 1919.
  • Just Rambling Along, 1919.
  • No Place Like Jail, 1919.
  • Scars and Stripes, 1919.
  • The Rent Collector, 1921.
  • The Bootlegger, 1922.
  • The Carpenter, 1922.
  • The Egg, 1922.
  • The Gardener, 1922.
  • The Miner, 1922.
  • Mud and Sand, 1922.
  • The Pest, 1922.
  • Weak-End Party, 1922.
  • When Knights Were Cold, 1922.
  • White Wings, 1922.
  • Collars and Cuffs, 1923.
  • Cowboys Cry for It, 1923.
  • A Dark House, 1923.
  • Frozen Hearts, 1923.
  • Gas and Air, 1923.
  • The Handy Man, 1923.
  • Kill or Cure, 1923.
  • A Man About Town, 1923.
  • Mother's Joy, 1923.
  • The Noon Whistle, 1923.
  • Oranges and Lemons, 1923.
  • Pick and Shovel, 1923.
  • Roughest Africa, 1923.
  • Save the Ship, 1923.
  • Scorching Sands, 1923.
  • Short Orders, 1923.
  • The Soilers, 1923.
  • Under Two Jags, 1923.
  • The Whole Truth, 1923.
  • Wild Bill Hiccup, 1923.
  • Brothers under the Chin, 1924.
  • Detained, 1924.
  • Mandarin Mix-Up, 1924.
  • Mixed Nuts, 1924.
  • Monsieur Don't-Care, 1924.
  • Near Dublin, 1924.
  • Postage Due, 1924.
  • Rupert of Cole-Slaw, 1924.
  • Short Kilts, 1924.
  • Smithy, 1924.
  • West of Hot Dog, 1924.
  • Wide Open Spaces, 1924.
  • Zeb vs. Paprika, 1924.
  • Dr. Pickle and Mr. Pryde, 1925.
  • Half a Man, 1925.
  • Navy Blue Days, 1925.
  • Pie-Eyed, 1925.
  • Somewhere in Wrong, 1925.
  • The Sleuth, 1925.
  • The Snow Hawk, 1925.
  • Twins, 1925.
  • Atta Boy, 1926.
  • Eve's Love Letter, 1926.
  • Get 'em Young, 1926.
  • Now I'll Tell One, 1926.
  • Should Tall Men Marry?, 1926.
  • Seeing the World, 1927.
  • Credits; Film Work; Director
  • (With Hennecke) Yes, Yes, Nannette, 1925.
  • (With Finlayson) Unfriendly Enemies, 1925.
  • Moonlight and Noses, 1925.
  • Wandering Papas, 1925.
  • Enough to Do, 1925.
  • (And actor) On the Front Page, 1926.
  • (With Wallace) Madame Mystery, 1926.
  • The Merry Widower, 1926.
  • Wise Guys Prefer Brunettes, 1926.
  • (With Wallace) Raggedy Rose, 1926.
  • Credits; Film Work; Producer
  • (With L.A. French) Our Relations, MGM, 1936.
  • Way Out West, MGM, 1937.
  • (With Jed Buell) Knight of the Plains, Spectrum, 1939.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Series
  • Laurel and Hardy Laughtoons, syndicated, 1979.
  • Credits; Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in Alone in the World, 1907; appeared in touring productions ofthe Fred Karno vaudeville troupe, 1910-11 and 1912- 13.

Further Reference

Books:

  • Anobile, Richard J., A Fine Mess, {New York}, 1975.
  • Barr, Charles, Laurel and Hardy, {London}, 1967.
  • Crowther, Bruce, Laurel and Hardy: Crown Princes of Comedy, {London}, 1987.
  • Everson, William K., The Films of Laurel and Hardy, {New York}, 1967.
  • Guiles, Fred, Stan, {London}, 1980.
  • Leeflang, Thomas, The World of Laurel and Hardy, {Leicester, England}, 1988.
  • Maltin, Leonard, and others, The Laurel and Hardy Book, {New York}, 1973.
  • McCabe, John, The Comedy World of Stan Laurel, {New York}, 1974.
  • McCabe, John, Laurel and Hardy, {New York}, 1975.
  • Nollen, Scott Allen, The Boys: The Cinematic World of Laurel and Hardy,{Jefferson, NC}, 1989.
  • Owen-Pawson, Jenny, and Bill Mouland, Laurel before Hardy, {Kendal, Cumbria}, 1984.
  • Skretvedt, Randy, Laurel and Hardy: The Magic behind the Movies, {Beverly Hills, CA}, 1987.
  • Smith, Leon, Following the Comedy Trail: A Guide to Laurel and Hardy andOur Gang Locations, {Los Angeles}, 1988.
Periodicals:
  • American Film, October, 1986.
  • Classic Images, July, 1981; September, 1981; July, 1982; April, 1984.
  • Ecran, April and May, 1972.
  • Film Comment, July/August, 1987.
  • Films and Filming, August, 1960.
  • Films in Review, March, 1959; November, 1979; February, 1980; April, 1980.
  • Griffithiana, September, 1988.
  • New Republic, August 5, 1991, pp. 26-27.
  • Postif, July-August, 1978.
  • Sight and Sound, July-September, 1954.
  • Take One, number 9, 1968.
  • Time, July 14, 1967.

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