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Oliver Hardy

Biography

Historical film comedian whose career with Stan Laurel spanned 28 years. He starred in movies just like the Lucky Dog as well as the Fighting with each other Kentuckian. He decreased from boarding school to become singer with an area theatrical group. He produced his debut within the silent film Outwitting Father. His brand appearance like a excess fat actor transformed when he previously a coronary attack in 1954. After dropping over 150 pounds, he found that he previously terminal cancer. Then had a heart stroke, and passed away of cerebral thrombosis during a coma in 1957. His dad was a Confederate soldier who got hurt through the Civil Battle. Oliver wedded script lady Virginia Lucille Jones in 1940. He once was married two additional occasions. He also starred within the Fighting with each other Kentuckian with John Wayne.

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Full Name Oliver Hardy
Date Of Birth January 18, 1892
Died August 7, 1957, North Hollywood, California, United States
Place Of Birth Harlem, GA
Height 1.85 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Young Harris College, Georgia Military College
Nationality American
Spouse Virginia Lucille Jones, Myrtle Reeves, Madelyn Saloshin
Parents Emily Norvell, Oliver Hardy
Siblings Lucille Hardy, Sam Hardy
Music Groups Laurel and Hardy
Movies Sons of the Desert, The Music Box, Way Out West, A Chump at Oxford, Busy Bodies, Big Business, Block-Heads, Another Fine Mess, The Flying Deuces, Pardon Us, The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case, County Hospital, Pack Up Your Troubles, Our Relations, Babes in Toyland, Helpmates, Brats, Hog Wild, Saps at Sea, The Battle of the Century, The Finishing Touch, Berth Marks, Blotto, Twice Two, Laughing Gravy, Chickens Come Home, Their First Mistake, The Devil's Brother, The Bohemian Girl, Them Thar Hills, Bonnie Scotland, Swiss Miss, Beau Hunks, Tit for Tat, Perfect Day, Come Clean, Below Zero, Be Big!, Atoll K, Jitterbugs, Me and My Pal, The Lucky Dog, Night Owls, Towed in a Hole, One Good Turn, Dirty Work, Unaccustomed As We Are, You're Darn Tootin, The Midnight Patrol, The Fixer Uppers, Duck Soup
TV Shows Laurel and Hardy
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1In Holland Stan and Ollie were known as Dikke und Dunne.
2In Spain Stan and Ollie were known as El Gordo y El Flaco..
3Hardy's favorite restaurant meal was a 32-ounce steak medium well, potatoes fried in pure lard, a salad, and a pot of coffee.
4Because of his weight, most people don't realize that Hardy was almost 6'2" tall, and towered over all his co-stars except the 6'5" Tiny Sanford.
5At clubs and restaurants, Hardy pointed out the stars he recognized as if he were a tourist to Hollywood. "Look, there's Norma Shearer", he would say. It never occurred to him that he was as famous as the people who fascinated him.
6He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
7Stan Laurel put Hardy's trademark "camera look" and his love of golf to good use. He held many of the "camera look" shots till the end of the day, when he knew Hardy was dying to get to the golf course. Hardy's frustration in these looks is quite real.
8While he and Stan Laurel were between contracts with Hal Roach, John Wayne asked him to co-star in The Fighting Kentuckian (1949), a film Wayne was producing. Wayne and Hardy had previously appeared together on stage for a wartime benefit, and Wayne knew the value of comedy in his pictures. Hardy at first refused, fearing rumors of a breakup with Stan; but Laurel encouraged his partner to take the role and Hardy delivered a memorable light comedy performance.
9His given first name was Norvell, the name his family always used. He took the name Oliver in respect for his father, who died when Norvell was still an infant. He also liked the "over the top" sound of introducing himself as "Oliver Norvell Hardy" in the films.
10Throughout their association with Hal Roach, Laurel and Hardy had separate contracts, with Stan's salary being considerably higher than Babe's. This didn't bother Hardy one bit, as he acknowledged that Stan did much more than he during the making of their films.
11Shared the nickname "Babe" with another beloved comedian of his time - Curly Howard. Hardy was named by a Florida barber because of his "baby" face; Howard by his family because he was the youngest, or "baby".
12A popular Lakeside Country Club foursome consisted of Oliver Hardy, Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields and Babe Ruth.
13Lucille Hardy tells the story of Babe, her brother, and several others building elaborate chicken coops for the birds they raised. In true Laurel and Hardy fashion, they were too big to move out the door of the shed where they had been built, and had to be taken apart and reconstructed outside.
14A man of many interests, Hardy was an excellent cook, card player, golfer, singer and dancer, and unlike "Ollie", was always impeccably tailored. Off camera, he and Laurel both combed their hair straight back, as was the fashion of their time.
15An avid sportsman, Hardy became interested in hunting. After he shot his first deer, he walked to the animal expecting to field-dress it. However, the deer was still alive, and looked Hardy directly in the eyes. He never picked up a gun again.
16A heavy smoker, Hardy had been suffering from heart problems since the filming of Utopia (1951), and his weight had ballooned from 250 to 350 lbs.
17According to letters written by Stan Laurel, Hardy had advanced cancer at the time of his death from two strokes.
18Was a member of the Lakeside Country Club and close friends with John Wayne and Bing Crosby.
19Had a mild heart attack in May 1954.
20Still popular in Brazil where he and partner Stan Laurel are known as "O Gordo e O Magro" (Fat and Skinny).
21He was the only child of Oliver Hardy and his second wife; both of them had two children from an earlier marriage; Oliver had two boys, and his second wife had two girls.
22Suffered a severe stroke on September 12, 1956 that left him paralyzed and unable to speak.
23In 1930, he lived at 621 North Alta Drive in Beverly Hills, California.
24He and partner Stan Laurel have been and continue to be very popular in Hungary under the name of "Stan és Pan".
25He and partner Stan Laurel have been and continue to be very popular in Spain, Mexico and Latin America under the name of "El Gordo y El Flaco" (The Fat One and The Thin One).
26Is portrayed by John Fox in Harlow (1965)
27Entered St. Vincent's Hospital to have his tonsils removed the day after filming wrapped on Babes in Toyland (1934).
28His voice in the Italian version of his and Stan Laurel's shorts and features was that of Alberto Sordi.
29He and partner Stan Laurel have been and continue to be very popular in Germany under the name of "Dick und Doof" (Fatty and Stupid).
30Laurel and Hardy's films had and still have great success in Italy, where they are known as "Stanlio and Ollio". Their voices being dubbed into Italian in a very funny and colorful way accentuates their funny lines.
31He was voted, along with comedy partner Stan Laurel, the 45th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
32Despite rumors over the years, he did not die from the effects of obesity--quite the contrary. Dieting on doctor's orders, he took off too much weight too fast, going from 300+ pounds to 150 in a matter of a few weeks, weakening his constitution well past the danger point. It was becoming dangerously underweight in this manner that brought about his final illness and death.
33His father, also named Oliver Hardy, was a successful lawyer who died when Norvell, as he was known to his family, was ten months old. At a time when few women had careers, his mother supported the family by running a highly successful hotel.
34Billy Wilder planned on doing a film with him and Stan Laurel in the 1950s. The film would have opened with each of them sleeping in one of the letter O's of the Hollywood sign. The plot centered on a woman coming between them. The project was aborted owing to Ollie's failing health.
35Used Babe Hardy for a screen name until convinced by a numerologist that the longer screen name, Oliver Hardy, would bring him success.
36When Ollie died in 1957, his partner, Stan Laurel, pledged he would never perform again. Despite offers, he never did.
37Appears on sleeve of The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
38His favourite pastime was playing golf, which he learned from comedian Larry Semon.
39Subject of one of five 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps celebrating famous comedians, issued in booklet form 29 August 1991. He is shown with his partner Stan Laurel. The stamp designs were drawn by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. The other comedians honored in the set are Edgar Bergen (with alter ego Charlie McCarthy), Jack Benny, Fanny Brice, and Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.
40Interred at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, California, USA.
41Best known for his work with Stan Laurel.
42Had appeared in over 400 movies.
43Related to Captain Hardy (as in "Kiss me Hardy" - Nelson).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Millionaire1917ShortThe mother-in-law (as Babe Hardy)
The Villain1917ShortBabe (as Babe Hardy)
Utopia1951Ollie (as Hardy)
Cupid's Rival1917ShortPoor Artist (as Babe Hardy)
Riding High1950Sucker (uncredited)
Dough Nuts1917ShortBabe, the chef (as Babe Hardy)
The Fighting Kentuckian1949Willie Paine
The Hero1917ShortThe Hero's Rival (as Babe Hardy)
The Bullfighters1945Ollie
Back Stage1917Short as Babe Hardy
Nothing But Trouble1944Oliver
Wanted - A Bad Man1917Short as Babe Hardy
The Big Noise1944Ollie
This Is Not My Room1917Short unconfirmed
The Dancing Masters1943Ollie
A Mix Up in Hearts1917Short as Babe Hardy
Jitterbugs1943Ollie
The Other Girl1917ShortBabe (as Babe Hardy)
Air Raid Wardens1943Oliver
Bad Kate1917Short unconfirmed
A-Haunting We Will Go1942Ollie (as Hardy)
The Love Bugs1917ShortBabe (as Babe Hardy)
Great Guns1941Oliver
Terrible Kate1917Short unconfirmed
Saps at Sea1940Ollie
The Boycotted Baby1917ShortBabe (as Babe Hardy)
A Chump at Oxford1940Ollie
Fat and Fickle1916ShortBabe (as Babe Hardy)
The Flying Deuces1939Ollie
He Went and Won1916Short as Babe Hardy
Zenobia1939Dr. Tibbett
He Winked and Won1916ShortBabe (as Babe Hardy)
Block-Heads1938Ollie
The Guilty Ones1916ShortBabe (as Babe Hardy)
Hollywood Handicap1938ShortOliver Hardy
Ambitious Ethel1916Short as Babe Hardy
Swiss Miss1938Oliver
Prize Winners1916ShortBabe (as Babe Hardy)
That's That1937ShortOllie
Mother's Child1916ShortBabe (as Babe Hardy)
Pick a Star1937Oliver Hardy
Pipe Dreams1916ShortBabe (as Babe Hardy)
Way Out West1937Ollie
A Warm Reception1916ShortBabe (as Babe Hardy)
On the Wrong Trek1936ShortHitchhiker (uncredited)
Twin Flats1916ShortBabe (as Babe Hardy)
The Bohemian Girl1936Ollie
A Maid to Order1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Bonnie Scotland1935Oliver Hardy
The Precious Parcel1916/IIShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Thicker Than Water1935ShortOllie
The Candy Trail1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Their Night Out - Screen Test1935ShortMr. Hardy
Royal Blood1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
The Fixer Uppers1935ShortOllie
The Reformers1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Tit for Tat1935ShortOllie
Love and Duty1916ShortPvt. Plump (as Babe Hardy)
The Live Ghost1934ShortOllie
Stranded1916/IIShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Babes in Toyland1934Ollie Dee
Sidetracked1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Them Thar Hills1934ShortOllie
An Aerial Joyride1916ShortPlump
Going Bye-Bye!1934ShortMr. Hardy
The Try Out1916Short as Babe Hardy
Hollywood Party1934Ollie
Their Honeymoon1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Oliver the Eighth1934ShortOliver
Life Savers1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Sons of the Desert1933Ollie
Dreamy Knights1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Dirty Work1933ShortOllie
Human Hounds1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Wild Poses1933ShortBaby
It Happened in Pikesville1916ShortJiggs (as Babe Hardy)
Busy Bodies1933ShortOllie
The Heroes1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
The Midnight Patrol1933ShortOfficer Oliver Hardy
Aunt Bill1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
The Devil's Brother1933Ollio
Spaghetti1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Me and My Pal1933ShortOliver Hardy
A Terrible Tragedy1916ShortMarkoff (as Babe Hardy)
Twice Two1933ShortOliver Hardy / Mrs. Fanny Laurel
A Day at School1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Towed in a Hole1932ShortOllie
Edison Bugg's Invention1916ShortThe Fire Chief (as Babe Hardy)
Les carottiers1932M. Hardy
Better Halves1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Their First Mistake1932ShortOllie
The Lottery Man1916Maggie Murphy
Pack Up Your Troubles1932Ollie
Never Again1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Scram!1932ShortMr. Hardy
Hungry Hearts1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
County Hospital1932ShortOllie
Sea Dogs1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
The Chimp1932ShortMr. Hardy
The Schemers1916/IShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Choo-Choo!1932ShortInebriated novelties salesman yelling as bear licks his face (voice)
Baby Doll1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
The Music Box1932ShortOllie
Thirty Days1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Any Old Port!1932ShortOllie
The Water Cure1916/IShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Helpmates1932ShortOllie
The Brave Ones1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Zwei Ritter ohne Furcht und Tadel19323 Shorts
What's Sauce for the Goose1916ShortMr. Boob Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Hinter Schloss und Riegel1931ShortOllie
Hired and Fired1916/IIShort as Babe Hardy
Sous les verrous1931Oliver Hardy
All for a Girl1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
On the Loose1931ShortNew Suitor (uncredited)
The Battle Royal1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Beau Hunks1931ShortOllie
Mamma's Boys1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
One Good Turn1931ShortOllie
Their Vacation1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Come Clean1931ShortOllie
Bungles Lands a Job1916Short as Babe Hardy
Pardon Us1931Oliver Hardy
Nerve and Gasoline1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Spuk um Mitternacht1931ShortOllie
Bungles' Elopement1916Short as Babe Hardy
Our Wife1931ShortOllie
The Artist's Model1916Short unconfirmed
Politiquerías1931Oliver
The Serenade1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Los calaveras1931Señor Hardy
Bungles Enforces the Law1916Short as Babe Hardy
Laughing Gravy1931ShortOllie
One Too Many1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
The Stolen Jools1931ShortPolice Driver
Bungles' Rainy Day1916Short as Babe Hardy
Los presidiarios1931Oliver 'Ollie' Hardy
A Sticky Affair1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Chickens Come Home-1931ShortMr. Oliver Hardy
Busted Hearts1916ShortPeggy Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Glückliche Kindheit1931ShortOllie Ollie jr.
A Special Delivery1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Be Big!1931ShortOllie
Frenzied Finance1916Short as Babe Hardy
Feu mon oncle1930Ollie
Chickens1916Short as Babe Hardy
Tiembla y Titubea1930ShortOllie
This Way Out1916ShortPlump (as Babe Hardy)
Une nuit extravagante1930ShortOllie
The Tramps1915
Another Fine Mess1930ShortOllie
Ups and Downs1915ShortShifty Mike (as Babe Hardy)
Noche de duendes1930Oliver Hardy
Mixed and Fixed1915Short as Babe Hardy
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case1930ShortOllie
Speed Kings1915Short as Babe Hardy
Radiomanía1930ShortOllie
Strangled Harmony1915Short as Babe Hardy
Hog Wild1930ShortOllie
A Janitor's Joyful Job1915ShortMelinda Rousseau (as Babe Hardy)
The Rogue Song1930Murza-Bek
Love, Pepper and Sweets1915ShortFatty (as Babe Hardy)
Below Zero1930ShortOllie
A Pair of Birds1915ShortFatty
La vida nocturna1930ShortOllie
The Midnight Prowlers1915Short as Babe Hardy
Brats1930ShortOllie Sr. Oliver Jr.
Something in Her Eye1915ShortThe Grocer (as Babe Hardy)
Blotto1930ShortOllie
The Crazy Clock Maker1915Short as Babe Hardy
Ladrones1930ShortOllie
The Lilac Splash1915ShortBurglar (as O.N. Hardy)
Night Owls1930ShortMr. Hardy
Fatty's Fatal Fun1915ShortFatty (as Babe Hardy)
Pêle-Mêle1930ShortOliver Hardy
A Rheumatic Joint1915Short as O.N. Hardy
Angora Love1929ShortOllie
Ethel's Romeos1915ShortJake Stimpson (as Babe Hardy)
The Hoose-Gow1929ShortOllie
Three Rings and a Goat1915Short as O.N. Hardy
Bacon Grabbers1929ShortOliver (process server)
The Bungalow Bungle1915Short as O.N. Hardy
They Go Boom!1929ShortOllie
The New Adventures of J. Rufus Wallingford1915as O.N. Hardy
Perfect Day1929ShortOllie
Babe's School Days1915ShortIkie Ikestein (as Babe Hardy)
Men O'War1929ShortOllie
The Simp and the Sophomores1915ShortProfessor Arm. Strong (as O.N. Hardy)
Berth Marks1929ShortOllie
Avenging Bill1915ShortBill, the Grocer's Boy (as Babe Hardy)
Double Whoopee1929ShortOllie
The Haunted Hat1915Short as Babe Hardy
Unaccustomed As We Are1929ShortOllver Hardy
Clothes Make the Man1915ShortRastus (as O.N. Hardy)
Big Business1929ShortOllie
The Dead Letter1915ShortMateo (as Babe Hardy)
That's My Wife1929ShortOllie
Food for Kings and Riley1915ShortServant (as O.N. Hardy)
Wrong Again1929ShortOllie
Not Much Force1915ShortCity Councilman (as O.N. Hardy)
Liberty1929ShortOllie
Poor Baby1915ShortMatilda's Sweetheart (as O.N. Hardy)
We Faw Down1928ShortOllie
What a Cinch1915ShortPolice Chief Myers (as Babe Hardy)
Habeas Corpus1928ShortOllie
It May Be You1915ShortPaul Simmons (as O.N. Hardy)
Two Tars1928ShortOllie
The Cannibal King1915ShortWillie (as Babe Hardy)
Early to Bed1928ShortOllie
Her Choice1915Short as Babe Hardy
Should Married Men Go Home?1928ShortMr. Hardy
Capturing Bad Bill1915ShortMember of the posse (as Babe Hardy)
Their Purple Moment1928ShortOllie
Matilda's Legacy1915ShortFatty Waite
You're Darn Tootin'1928ShortOllie, French horn player
A Lucky Strike1915ShortBill Myers
Barnum & Ringling, Inc.1928ShortStartled drunk
Who Stole the Doggies?1915ShortMurphy, the Cop
From Soup to Nuts1928ShortMr. Hardy
The Twin Sister1915ShortBill Bolt - the Husband
Galloping Ghosts1928ShortMeadows, his valet, a.k.a. Officer 13
Safety Worst1915ShortBill Jones (as Babe Hardy)
The Finishing Touch1928ShortOllie
Mixed Flats1915ShortBob White
Flying Elephants1928ShortMighty Giant
Cleaning Time1915ShortJohn Herringbone (as Babe Hardy)
Leave 'Em Laughing1928ShortOllie
An Expensive Visit1915ShortJack
The Battle of the Century1927ShortManager
The Prize Baby1915ShortBill, the Prize Baby (as Babe Hardy)
Putting Pants on Philip1927ShortJ. Piedmont Mumblethunder
Shoddy the Tailor1915ShortPoliceman (as Babe Hardy)
Do Detectives Think?1927ShortSherlock Pinkham
Cupid's Target1915ShortBob (as Babe Hardy)
Love 'em and Feed 'em1927Short'Happy' Hopey
Gus and the Anarchists1915ShortTom Dreck (as Babe Hardy)
Hats Off1927ShortOllie
Spaghetti a la Mode1915Cook (as Babe Hardy)
Call of the Cuckoo1927ShortAsylum Inmate (uncredited)
They Looked Alike1915ShortPedestrian (as Babe Hardy)
The Second 100 Years1927ShortBig Goofy
What He Forgot1915Short as Babe Hardy
Now I'll Tell One1927ShortPoliceman
Weary Willie's Rags1914ShortHotel Clerk (as Babe Hardy)
Sailors, Beware!1927ShortPurser Cryder
The Fresh Air Cure1914ShortMorris Silverstein (as Babe Hardy)
Sugar Daddies1927ShortBrittle's Butler
Dobs at the Shore1914ShortMeggie Heckla (as Babe Hardy)
With Love and Hisses1927ShortTop Sergeant Banner
He Wanted His Pants1914ShortA Cop (as Babe Hardy)
Why Girls Love Sailors1927ShortFirst Mate
The Servant Girl's Legacy1914ShortCy (as Babe Hardy)
Baby Brother1927ShortIce Man
Mother's Baby Boy1914ShortPercival Pilkins (as Babe Hardy)
Fluttering Hearts1927ShortBig Bill
The Daddy of Them All1914ShortPeitzheimer (as Babe Hardy)
Love 'Em and Weep1927ShortJudge Chigger
She Was the Other1914ShortCutie - the Chief's 1st Sister (as Babe Hardy)
Crazy to Act1927ShortGordon Bagley
Kidnapping the Kid1914ShortWillie Gold (as Babe Hardy)
No Man's Law1927Sharkey Nye
The Honor of the Force1914ShortFattie (as Babe Hardy)
The Honorable Mr. Buggs1927ShortThe Butler
The Soubrette and the Simp1914ShortFred, the Simp (as Babe Hardy)
Slipping Wives1927ShortJarvis - the Butler
She Married for Love1914ShortAn Onlooker (as Babe Hardy)
Duck Soup1927ShortOliver Hardy aka Colonel Buckshot
The Smuggler's Daughter1914ShortGwendolyn's Father (as Babe Hardy)
Why Girls Say No1927ShortPoliceman (uncredited)
When the Ham Turned1914ShortBartender (as Babe Hardy)
Should Men Walk Home?1927ShortParty Guest at Punch Bowl
Jealous James1914ShortGrocery Boy (as Babe Hardy)
Two-Time Mama1927ShortThe Cop (as Babe Hardy)
Pins Are Lucky1914ShortPeter Pelton (as O.N. Hardy)
45 Minutes from Hollywood1926ShortHotel Detective
She Wanted a Car1914ShortTraffic Cop (as Babe Hardy)
The Nickel-Hopper1926ShortJazz Band Drummer (uncredited)
Never Too Old1914ShortPhil (as Babe Hardy)
Be Your Age1926ShortOswald Schwartzkopple
The Green Alarm1914ShortMike (as O.N. Hardy)
Bromo and Juliet1926ShortCab Driver
Making Auntie Welcome1914ShortGrocery Boy (as Babe Hardy)
Crazy Like a Fox1926ShortCharley's Victim (uncredited)
Back to the Farm1914ShortTom (as Babe Hardy)
Along Came Auntie1926ShortMr. Vincent Belcher - the First Husband
They Bought a Boat1914ShortCabin Boy (as Babe Hardy)
Thundering Fleas1926ShortOfficer
He Wanted Work1914ShortThe Foreman (as Babe Hardy)
The Gentle Cyclone1926Sheriff Bill
The Rise of the Johnsons1914ShortThe Grocery Man
The Cow's Kimona1926Short rumored
Worms Will Turn1914ShortA Policeman (as Babe Hardy)
Long Fliv the King1926ShortThe Prime Minister's Assistant
The Kidnapped Bride1914ShortDaniel Cassidy (as Babe Hardy)
Say It with Babies1926ShortHector - the Floorwalker (as Babe Hardy)
His Sudden Recovery1914ShortMr. Jones (as Babe Hardy)
Madame Mystery1926ShortCaptain Schmaltz
Who's Boss?1914Short as Babe Hardy
Wandering Papas1926ShortThe foreman (as Babe Hardy)
Long May It Wave1914ShortThe King (as Babe Hardy)
A Bankrupt Honeymoon1926ShortThe Taxi Driver (as Babe Hardy)
Good Cider1914ShortHiram (as Babe Hardy)
Stop, Look and Listen1926Show Manager (as Babe Hardy)
The Female Cop1914ShortBoob Cop (as Babe Hardy)
The Perfect Clown1925Babe Mulligan
A Brewerytown Romance1914ShortCassidy / the Cop (as Babe Hardy)
Laughing Ladies1925Short unconfirmed
A Tango Tragedy1914ShortPerson at Dance (as Babe Hardy)
Should Sailors Marry?1925ShortDoctor
For Two Pins1914ShortA Policeman (as Babe Hardy)
They All Fall1925ShortThe boss (as Babe Hardy)
The Particular Cowboys1914ShortA Cowboy (as Babe Hardy)
Yes, Yes, Nanette1925ShortHer Former Sweetheart (as Babe Hardy)
He Won a Ranch1914ShortA Cowboy (as Babe Hardy)
A Day's Vacation1925ShortWilbert Perkins (as Babe Hardy)
Building a Fire1914ShortPoliceman (as Babe Hardy)
Hop to It!1925ShortA bellhop (as Babe Hardy)
Casey's Birthday1914ShortA Policeman (as Babe Hardy)
Isn't Life Terrible?1925ShortRemington - the Brother-in-Law (as 'Babe' Hardy)
Outwitting Dad1914ShortReggie Kewp (as O.N. Hardy)
Fiddlin' Around1925ShortTheatre manager
Wild Papa1925ShortThe Model's Brother (as Babe Hardy)
Rivals1925ShortThe Rival
The Wizard of Oz1925Woodsman / Knight of the Garter / Farmhand (as Oliver N. Hardy)
Neptune's Stepdaughter1925Short as Babe Hardy
Hey, Taxi!1925ShortA Rival Taxi Driver (as Babe Hardy)
Stick Around1925ShortPaperhanger (as Babe Hardy)
Roaring Lions at Home1924Short unconfirmed
Kid Speed1924ShortDangerous Dan McGraw (as Oliver N. Hardy)
Her Boy Friend1924ShortKiller Kid (as Oliver N. Hardy)
The Girl in the Limousine1924Freddie
Trouble Brewing1924ShortBootlegger (as Babe Hardy)
The Perfect Lady1924Short unconfirmed
Horseshoes1923ShortDynamite Duffy (as Babe Hardy)
Lightning Love1923ShortOliver, the Other Suitor (as Babe Hardy)
The Gown Shop1923ShortStore manager (as Babe Hardy)
The Midnight Cabaret1923ShortOliver, an Impetuous Suitor (as Babe Hardy)
The Barnyard1923ShortFarm Hand (as Babe Hardy)
No Wedding Bells1923ShortThe Girl's Father (as Babe Hardy)
The Counter Jumper1922ShortGaston Gilligan (as Babe Hardy)
The Agent1922ShortDon Fusiloil (as Babe Hardy)
Little Wildcat1922'Bull' Mulligan
Fortune's Mask1922Chief of Police
Golf1922ShortThe neighbor (as Babe Hardy)
A Pair of Kings1922ShortGeneral Alarm (as Babe Hardy)
The Show1922/IIShortStage manager / Audience Member (as Babe Hardy)
The Sawmill1922ShortThe foreman (as Babe Hardy)
The Lucky Dog1921ShortMasked bandit who confronts Laurel
The Bell Hop1921ShortHotel manager (as Babe Hardy)
The Fall Guy1921ShortGentleman Joe, alias Black Bart (as Babe Hardy)
The Tourist1921ShortLeader of the outlaws (as Babe Hardy)
The Rent Collector1921ShortThe Big Boss (as Babe Hardy)
The Bakery1921ShortForeman (as Babe Hardy)
The Blizzard1921ShortJanitor (as Babe Hardy)
The Nuisance1921ShortThe Walrus (as Babe Hardy)
The Mysterious Stranger1920ShortToreador (as Babe Hardy)
His Jonah Day1920ShortThe Life Saver (as Babe Hardy)
The Backyard1920ShortThe ruffian (as Babe Hardy)
Married to Order1920ShortHer Father (as Babe Hardy)
The Trouble Hunter1920ShortThe Bouncer (as Babe Hardy)
The Stage Hand1920ShortAudience member (uncredited)
The Decorator1920ShortBabe, a millionaire (as Babe Hardy)
Springtime1920ShortThe Commissioner (as Babe Hardy)
He Laughs Last1920ShortHandsome Hal (as Babe Hardy)
Pals and Pugs1920ShortA Bully (as Babe Hardy)
Fists and Fodder1920ShortHer Father (as Babe Hardy)
Distilled Love1920ShortMr. Peeble Ford (as Babe Hardy)
Squeaks and Squawks1920ShortThe Landlord (as Babe Hardy)
Maids and Muslin1920ShortMr. Yards (as Babe Hardy)
Pipe Dreams and Prizes1920Short unconfirmed
Dames and Dentists1920Short as Babe Hardy
Switches and Sweeties1919Short as Babe Hardy
The Head Waiter1919ShortA Cop (as Babe Hardy)
Bungs and Bunglers1919ShortAl K. Hall (as Babe Hardy)
Squabs and Squabbles1919ShortThe Boss (as Babe Hardy)
Dull Care1919ShortA Janitor (as Babe Hardy)
Mates and Models1919ShortA Nutty Artist (as Babe Hardy)
Yaps and Yokels1919ShortThe Hired Hand (as Babe Hardy)
Flips and Flops1919ShortMr. Jipper (as Babe Hardy)
Healthy and Happy1919ShortDoctor (as Babe Hardy)
Tootsies and Tamales1919ShortThe Murderous Mexican (as Babe Hardy)
Mules and Mortgages1919ShortStrongarm (as Babe Hardy)
Jazz and Jailbirds1919ShortI.M. Ruff (as Babe Hardy)
Hearts in Hock1919Short as Babe Hardy
Lions and Ladies1919Short as Babe Hardy
Soapsuds and Sapheads1919ShortForeman (as Babe Hardy)
Hop, the Bellhop1919ShortSolomon Soop (as Babe Hardy)
The Freckled Fish1919ShortSolomon Soopmeat (as Babe Hardy)
He's in Again1918ShortHead Waiter (as Babe Hardy)
The King of the Kitchen1918ShortA German customer (as Babe Hardy)
Painless Love1918ShortDr. Hurts (as Babe Hardy)
Hello Trouble1918ShortA devoted husband (as Babe Hardy)
Business Before Honesty1918ShortThe Blind Man (as Babe Hardy)
Beauties in Distress1918Short as Babe Hardy
Playmates1918ShortKid (as Babe Hardy)
The Straight and Narrow1918ShortHis former cellmate (as Babe Hardy)
Bright and Early1918ShortThe Boss (as Babe Hardy)
The Handy Man1918Short as Babe Hardy
The Messenger1918Short as Babe Hardy
The Scholar1918Short as Babe Hardy
The Orderly1918Short as Babe Hardy
The Rogue1918ShortCafe Owner (as Babe Hardy)
His Day Out1918ShortOllie
The Stranger1918ShortOliver, the saloonkeeper
His Movie Mustache1917Short unconfirmed
Little Nell1917Short as Babe Hardy
The Modiste1917Short as Babe Hardy
The Slave1917/IIShortThe Sultan of Bacteria
The Band Master1917Short as Babe Hardy
The Freeloader1917/IIShort as Babe Hardy
The Hobo1917ShortHarold (as Babe Hardy)
The Candy Kid1917Short as Babe Hardy
The Chief Cook1917ShortBabe (as Babe Hardy)
The Fly Cop1917ShortProprietor (as Babe Hardy)
The Goat1917ShortHis Neighbor (as Babe Hardy)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctors2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Johnsons1992performer: "Shine on Harvest Moon"
It Came from Somewhere Else1988performer: "Trail of the Lonesome Pine"
Top of the Pops1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nothing But Trouble1944performer: "The Notre Dame Victory March" 1908 - uncredited
The Dancing Masters1943performer: "London Bridge is Falling Down" - uncredited
Jitterbugs19431943, 1914, I've Got a Gal in, 1942, performer: "I Had the Craziest Dream", "That's A-Plenty", "Kalamazoo" uncredited, uncredited
The Flying Deuces1939performer: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" 1908 - uncredited
Zenobia1939performer: "I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls" 1843 - uncredited
Swiss Miss1938performer: "The Mousetrap Song" 1938, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" 1910 - uncredited
Pick a Star1937performer: "Listen to the Mockingbird" 1855, "Yankee Doodle" ca. 1755, "Pop Goes the Weasel" 1853 - uncredited
Way Out West1937performer: "At the Ball, That's All" 1913, "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" 1913, "I Want to Be in Dixie" 1912 - uncredited
Tit for Tat1935Short performer: "Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond" - uncredited
Them Thar Hills1934Short "The Old Spinning Wheel" 1933, uncredited
Oliver the Eighth1934Short performer: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" 1925 - uncredited
Sons of the Desert1933performer: "Honolulu Baby" - uncredited
Towed in a Hole1932Short performer: "Fish for Sale" - uncredited
Beau Hunks1931Short performer: "The Ideal of My Dreams" 1910 - uncredited
Pardon Us1931performer: "Lazy Moon" 1903 - uncredited
Laughing Gravy1931Short performer: "You'll Be Sorry Just Too Late" 1907 - uncredited
Chickens Come Home-1931Short performer: "Somebody's Coming to My House" 1913 - uncredited
Below Zero1930Short performer: "In the Good Old Summertime" 1902 - uncredited
Brats1930Short performer: "Go to Sleep, My Baby" - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
His Movie Mustache1917Short unconfirmed
Wanted - A Bad Man1917Short as Babe Hardy
This Is Not My Room1917Short unconfirmed
A Mix Up in Hearts1917Short as Babe Hardy
The Other Girl1917Short as Babe Hardy
Bad Kate1917Short unconfirmed
The Love Bugs1917Short as Babe Hardy
Terrible Kate1917Short unconfirmed
The Boycotted Baby1917Short as Babe Hardy
Fat and Fickle1916Short as Babe Hardy
He Winked and Won1916Short as Babe Hardy
The Guilty Ones1916Short as Babe Hardy
Prize Winners1916Short uncredited
Mother's Child1916Short
A Warm Reception1916Short uncredited
Twin Flats1916Short uncredited
Bungles Lands a Job1916Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sons of the Desert1933uncredited
Quicksands1923uncredited
Tootsies and Tamales1919Short story

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stop, Look and Listen1926assistant director
Quicksands1923assistant director - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Great Race1965dedicatee - as Mr. Hardy

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Moment Please1956Documentary shortHimself
This Is Music Hall1955TV MovieHimself
This Is Your Life1954TV SeriesHimself
Face the Music1953TV SeriesHimself
Ship's Reporter1948TV SeriesHimself
The Tree in a Test Tube1943Short documentaryOllie (as Hardy)
The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention1937Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 13 - Hollywood Happenings1937Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 15, No. 13 - Goings on in Hollywood1936Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 15, No. 9 - A Day at the Races1936Documentary shortHimself
MGM 1935 Promo Reel1935Documentary shortCleaner
Stan and Olly1932Documentary shortHimself
Grand Hotel1932/IIDocumentary shortHimself
The Hollywood Revue of 19291929Himself / Oliver Hardy
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 61922Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Trail of the Comedy Mine: A History of Stan Laurel1994Video documentary short
The Our Gang Story1994Video documentaryOllie
Funny Business1992TV Series documentary
A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel & Hardy1992TV Special documentaryOllie / Fanny / Bert
Legends of Comedy1992TV Movie documentary
Sprockets1991TV SeriesWoodsman
Moonlighting1988TV SeriesHimself
Muppet Babies1988TV Series
Tango Bar1987Himself (uncredited)
The Revenge of the Sons of the Desert1987Video documentary shortHimself
Classic Comedy Teams1986Video documentaryHimself
The Laurel and Hardy Show1986TV SeriesOllie (1986)
Cocoon1985Himself, film clip from 'Flying Deuces' (uncredited)
Going Hollywood: The '30s1984Documentary
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey1984DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Historia del cine: Epoca muda1983Video documentary
Dance of the Cookoos1982Himself
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActor - 'Another Fine Mess' (uncredited)
Alles oder nichts1981TV SeriesOllie
Brooklyn Bridge1981DocumentaryHimself (clip from "Way Out West") (uncredited)
Rascal Dazzle1980Baby
Lachen Sie mit Stan & Ollie1975-1980TV SeriesOllie / Himself
The Hollywood Clowns1979Video documentary
Funny Business1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1976TV SeriesHimself
Clapper Board1976TV Series
Bob Hope's World of Comedy1976TV MovieHimself
America at the Movies1976DocumentaryOllie (as Hardy)
Vater Seidl und sein Sohn1976TV SeriesManager
That's Entertainment, Part II1976DocumentaryVarious Film Clips (as Hardy)
Hooray for Hollywood1975DocumentaryHimself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime1975DocumentaryHimself
Omnibus1974TV Series documentaryHimself
Laurel und Hardy auf der Jagd nach dem Mammon1973Ollie
Die Rudi Carrell Show1973TV SeriesHimself
Another Nice Mess1972Ollie
4 Clowns1970
The Best of Laurel and Hardy1968Ollie / Bert
Dick und Doof, die Unzertrennlichen1968Ollie
The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy1967Documentary
The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy1966Documentary
Salute to Stan Laurel1965TV Special documentaryHimself
Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's1965Ollie
Zebra in the Kitchen1965Oliver Hardy - (clip from 'Hollywood Party) (uncredited)
The Big Parade of Comedy1964DocumentaryOliver in 'Hollywood Party'
30 Years of Fun1963
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHimself
The DuPont Show of the Week1961TV SeriesHimself
Days of Thrills and Laughter1961DocumentaryHimself
When Comedy Was King1960Documentaryedited from 'Big Business' (as Hardy)
The Golden Age of Comedy1957DocumentaryOllie (as Hardy)
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957TV SeriesHimself
The Little Rascals1955TV SeriesDrunk (1955) / Baby (1955)
Hit 'im Again1953Short
Double Trouble1953ShortThe Twin Hardys
Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians1952Documentary shortHimself
Ça c'est du cinéma1951
¡Qué tiempos aquéllos!1951Documentary
The Autobiography of a 'Jeep'1943Documentary shortHimself - in a Jeep in Parade (uncredited)
Good Old Corn1943Documentary short
March of the Movies1933Himself, film clip (uncredited)
The Mack Sennett Collection: Volume One2014Video
Pioneers of Television2008-2014TV Mini-Series documentaryOllie - Motion Picture Short Berth Marks / Himself
Britain's Best Loved Double Acts2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Double Act
Glasgow: Big Night Out2014TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Laurel & Hardy)
Bud's Best - Die Welt des Bud Spencer2012TV Movie documentaryOllie (uncredited)
Laurel and Hardy: Die komische Liebesgeschichte von 'Dick & Doof'2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Tribute to Laurel & Hardy2011Video documentary shortHimself
On Location with the Boys2011Video documentary shortHimself
My Favourite Joke2011TV SeriesOllie
Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesOllie
100 Years of the London Palladium2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond2009Video documentaryHimself / Farmhand
Nova2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Hart Van Nederland2008TV SeriesHimself
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryOllie (uncredited)
Hoge bomen: Pioniers2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Laurel & Hardy: The Fox Years2006Video shortHimself
Silent Clowns2006TV Mini-Series documentary
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006Documentary
Laurel & Hardy: Hat's Off2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Various roles
Bruce Forsyth's Comedy Heroes2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentary
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust2004Documentary
Room 1012003TV SeriesOllie
Living Famously2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Slaphappy2001TV SeriesHimself (2001)
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialOllie (uncredited)
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Chaplin's Goliath1996DocumentaryHimself
Laurel & Hardy U.K. Tours1995Video documentary shortHimself
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself
That's Entertainment! III1994DocumentaryPerformer in Clip from 'Hollywood Party' (uncredited)
Hal Roach: Hollywood's King of Laughter1994TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1500 Vine Street.


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#Quote
1[on his physical grace and athleticism]: I hate to see big men lurching around all over the place.
2[his usual response when asked about how they made the films] You better ask Stan.
3[explaining his and Stan Laurel's success] The world is full of Laurel and Hardys. I saw them all the time as a boy at my mother's hotel. There's always the dumb, dumb guy, who never has anything bad happen to him, and the smart guy who's even dumber than the dumb guy, only he doesn't know it.
4I don't know much, but I know a little about a lot of things.

#Trademark
1His large frame compared to the thin Stan Laurel
2To Stan: "Why don't you do something to *help* me?"
3On introducing himself: "I'm Mr. Hardy and this is my friend Mr. Laurel."
4The line, usually directed toward Stan Laurel: "Here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!"
5Most famous costume was a dark suit, a black necktie, and a dark bowler hat
6Every puddle his character stepped in appeared to be endlessly deep (He would step into a small puddle and would suddenly be over his head in water)
7The tie-twiddle, used to convey a sense of coyness or embarrassment
8The "slow burn" - looking into the camera, often with an expression of exasperated suffering over what his on-screen partner had just done.
9Black hair always combed forward and a small mustache
10Usually played a childishly bossy man who barely tolerated his friend, Stan Laurel, but still valued him as someone to whom he could feel superior. With Stan Laurel, they often had a scene in their films where they would get into a fight with another person that consisted solely of destroying property.The duo would destroy something the opponent values while the opponent looks on and does not resist. When they are done, the opponent does the same to the duo, while they refrain from resisting and so on.

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