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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.

Quick Facts


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
1 In Holland Stan and Ollie were known as Dikke und Dunne.
2 In Spain Stan and Ollie were known as El Gordo y El Flaco..
3 Hardy's favorite restaurant meal was a 32-ounce steak medium well, potatoes fried in pure lard, a salad, and a pot of coffee.
4 Because 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.
5 At 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.
6 He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
7 Stan 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.
8 While 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.
9 His 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.
10 Throughout 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.
11 Shared 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".
12 A popular Lakeside Country Club foursome consisted of Oliver Hardy, Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields and Babe Ruth.
13 Lucille 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.
14 A 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.
15 An 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.
16 A 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.
17 According to letters written by Stan Laurel, Hardy had advanced cancer at the time of his death from two strokes.
18 Was a member of the Lakeside Country Club and close friends with John Wayne and Bing Crosby.
19 Had a mild heart attack in May 1954.
20 Still popular in Brazil where he and partner Stan Laurel are known as "O Gordo e O Magro" (Fat and Skinny).
21 He 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.
22 Suffered a severe stroke on September 12, 1956 that left him paralyzed and unable to speak.
23 In 1930, he lived at 621 North Alta Drive in Beverly Hills, California.
24 He and partner Stan Laurel have been and continue to be very popular in Hungary under the name of "Stan és Pan".
25 He 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).
26 Is portrayed by John Fox in Harlow (1965)
27 Entered St. Vincent's Hospital to have his tonsils removed the day after filming wrapped on Babes in Toyland (1934).
28 His voice in the Italian version of his and Stan Laurel's shorts and features was that of Alberto Sordi.
29 He and partner Stan Laurel have been and continue to be very popular in Germany under the name of "Dick und Doof" (Fatty and Stupid).
30 Laurel 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.
31 He was voted, along with comedy partner Stan Laurel, the 45th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
32 Despite 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.
33 His 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.
34 Billy 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.
35 Used Babe Hardy for a screen name until convinced by a numerologist that the longer screen name, Oliver Hardy, would bring him success.
36 When Ollie died in 1957, his partner, Stan Laurel, pledged he would never perform again. Despite offers, he never did.
37 Appears on sleeve of The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
38 His favourite pastime was playing golf, which he learned from comedian Larry Semon.
39 Subject 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.
40 Interred at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, California, USA.
41 Best known for his work with Stan Laurel.
42 Had appeared in over 400 movies.
43 Related to Captain Hardy (as in "Kiss me Hardy" - Nelson).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Millionaire 1917 Short The mother-in-law (as Babe Hardy)
The Villain 1917 Short Babe (as Babe Hardy)
Utopia 1951 Ollie (as Hardy)
Cupid's Rival 1917 Short Poor Artist (as Babe Hardy)
Riding High 1950 Sucker (uncredited)
Dough Nuts 1917 Short Babe, the chef (as Babe Hardy)
The Fighting Kentuckian 1949 Willie Paine
The Hero 1917 Short The Hero's Rival (as Babe Hardy)
The Bullfighters 1945 Ollie
Back Stage 1917 Short as Babe Hardy
Nothing But Trouble 1944 Oliver
Wanted - A Bad Man 1917 Short as Babe Hardy
The Big Noise 1944 Ollie
This Is Not My Room 1917 Short unconfirmed
The Dancing Masters 1943 Ollie
A Mix Up in Hearts 1917 Short as Babe Hardy
Jitterbugs 1943 Ollie
The Other Girl 1917 Short Babe (as Babe Hardy)
Air Raid Wardens 1943 Oliver
Bad Kate 1917 Short unconfirmed
A-Haunting We Will Go 1942 Ollie (as Hardy)
The Love Bugs 1917 Short Babe (as Babe Hardy)
Great Guns 1941 Oliver
Terrible Kate 1917 Short unconfirmed
Saps at Sea 1940 Ollie
The Boycotted Baby 1917 Short Babe (as Babe Hardy)
A Chump at Oxford 1940 Ollie
Fat and Fickle 1916 Short Babe (as Babe Hardy)
The Flying Deuces 1939 Ollie
He Went and Won 1916 Short as Babe Hardy
Zenobia 1939 Dr. Tibbett
He Winked and Won 1916 Short Babe (as Babe Hardy)
Block-Heads 1938 Ollie
The Guilty Ones 1916 Short Babe (as Babe Hardy)
Hollywood Handicap 1938 Short Oliver Hardy
Ambitious Ethel 1916 Short as Babe Hardy
Swiss Miss 1938 Oliver
Prize Winners 1916 Short Babe (as Babe Hardy)
That's That 1937 Short Ollie
Mother's Child 1916 Short Babe (as Babe Hardy)
Pick a Star 1937 Oliver Hardy
Pipe Dreams 1916 Short Babe (as Babe Hardy)
Way Out West 1937 Ollie
A Warm Reception 1916 Short Babe (as Babe Hardy)
On the Wrong Trek 1936 Short Hitchhiker (uncredited)
Twin Flats 1916 Short Babe (as Babe Hardy)
The Bohemian Girl 1936 Ollie
A Maid to Order 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Bonnie Scotland 1935 Oliver Hardy
The Precious Parcel 1916/II Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Thicker Than Water 1935 Short Ollie
The Candy Trail 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Their Night Out - Screen Test 1935 Short Mr. Hardy
Royal Blood 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
The Fixer Uppers 1935 Short Ollie
The Reformers 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Tit for Tat 1935 Short Ollie
Love and Duty 1916 Short Pvt. Plump (as Babe Hardy)
The Live Ghost 1934 Short Ollie
Stranded 1916/II Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Babes in Toyland 1934 Ollie Dee
Sidetracked 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Them Thar Hills 1934 Short Ollie
An Aerial Joyride 1916 Short Plump
Going Bye-Bye! 1934 Short Mr. Hardy
The Try Out 1916 Short as Babe Hardy
Hollywood Party 1934 Ollie
Their Honeymoon 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Oliver the Eighth 1934 Short Oliver
Life Savers 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Sons of the Desert 1933 Ollie
Dreamy Knights 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Dirty Work 1933 Short Ollie
Human Hounds 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Wild Poses 1933 Short Baby
It Happened in Pikesville 1916 Short Jiggs (as Babe Hardy)
Busy Bodies 1933 Short Ollie
The Heroes 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
The Midnight Patrol 1933 Short Officer Oliver Hardy
Aunt Bill 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
The Devil's Brother 1933 Ollio
Spaghetti 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Me and My Pal 1933 Short Oliver Hardy
A Terrible Tragedy 1916 Short Markoff (as Babe Hardy)
Twice Two 1933 Short Oliver Hardy / Mrs. Fanny Laurel
A Day at School 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Towed in a Hole 1932 Short Ollie
Edison Bugg's Invention 1916 Short The Fire Chief (as Babe Hardy)
Les carottiers 1932 M. Hardy
Better Halves 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Their First Mistake 1932 Short Ollie
The Lottery Man 1916 Maggie Murphy
Pack Up Your Troubles 1932 Ollie
Never Again 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Scram! 1932 Short Mr. Hardy
Hungry Hearts 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
County Hospital 1932 Short Ollie
Sea Dogs 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
The Chimp 1932 Short Mr. Hardy
The Schemers 1916/I Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Choo-Choo! 1932 Short Inebriated novelties salesman yelling as bear licks his face (voice)
Baby Doll 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
The Music Box 1932 Short Ollie
Thirty Days 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Any Old Port! 1932 Short Ollie
The Water Cure 1916/I Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Helpmates 1932 Short Ollie
The Brave Ones 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Zwei Ritter ohne Furcht und Tadel 1932 3 Shorts
What's Sauce for the Goose 1916 Short Mr. Boob Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Hinter Schloss und Riegel 1931 Short Ollie
Hired and Fired 1916/II Short as Babe Hardy
Sous les verrous 1931 Oliver Hardy
All for a Girl 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
On the Loose 1931 Short New Suitor (uncredited)
The Battle Royal 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Beau Hunks 1931 Short Ollie
Mamma's Boys 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
One Good Turn 1931 Short Ollie
Their Vacation 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Come Clean 1931 Short Ollie
Bungles Lands a Job 1916 Short as Babe Hardy
Pardon Us 1931 Oliver Hardy
Nerve and Gasoline 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Spuk um Mitternacht 1931 Short Ollie
Bungles' Elopement 1916 Short as Babe Hardy
Our Wife 1931 Short Ollie
The Artist's Model 1916 Short unconfirmed
Politiquerías 1931 Oliver
The Serenade 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Los calaveras 1931 Señor Hardy
Bungles Enforces the Law 1916 Short as Babe Hardy
Laughing Gravy 1931 Short Ollie
One Too Many 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
The Stolen Jools 1931 Short Police Driver
Bungles' Rainy Day 1916 Short as Babe Hardy
Los presidiarios 1931 Oliver 'Ollie' Hardy
A Sticky Affair 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Chickens Come Home- 1931 Short Mr. Oliver Hardy
Busted Hearts 1916 Short Peggy Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Glückliche Kindheit 1931 Short Ollie Ollie jr.
A Special Delivery 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Be Big! 1931 Short Ollie
Frenzied Finance 1916 Short as Babe Hardy
Feu mon oncle 1930 Ollie
Chickens 1916 Short as Babe Hardy
Tiembla y Titubea 1930 Short Ollie
This Way Out 1916 Short Plump (as Babe Hardy)
Une nuit extravagante 1930 Short Ollie
The Tramps 1915
Another Fine Mess 1930 Short Ollie
Ups and Downs 1915 Short Shifty Mike (as Babe Hardy)
Noche de duendes 1930 Oliver Hardy
Mixed and Fixed 1915 Short as Babe Hardy
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case 1930 Short Ollie
Speed Kings 1915 Short as Babe Hardy
Radiomanía 1930 Short Ollie
Strangled Harmony 1915 Short as Babe Hardy
Hog Wild 1930 Short Ollie
A Janitor's Joyful Job 1915 Short Melinda Rousseau (as Babe Hardy)
The Rogue Song 1930 Murza-Bek
Love, Pepper and Sweets 1915 Short Fatty (as Babe Hardy)
Below Zero 1930 Short Ollie
A Pair of Birds 1915 Short Fatty
La vida nocturna 1930 Short Ollie
The Midnight Prowlers 1915 Short as Babe Hardy
Brats 1930 Short Ollie Sr. Oliver Jr.
Something in Her Eye 1915 Short The Grocer (as Babe Hardy)
Blotto 1930 Short Ollie
The Crazy Clock Maker 1915 Short as Babe Hardy
Ladrones 1930 Short Ollie
The Lilac Splash 1915 Short Burglar (as O.N. Hardy)
Night Owls 1930 Short Mr. Hardy
Fatty's Fatal Fun 1915 Short Fatty (as Babe Hardy)
Pêle-Mêle 1930 Short Oliver Hardy
A Rheumatic Joint 1915 Short as O.N. Hardy
Angora Love 1929 Short Ollie
Ethel's Romeos 1915 Short Jake Stimpson (as Babe Hardy)
The Hoose-Gow 1929 Short Ollie
Three Rings and a Goat 1915 Short as O.N. Hardy
Bacon Grabbers 1929 Short Oliver (process server)
The Bungalow Bungle 1915 Short as O.N. Hardy
They Go Boom! 1929 Short Ollie
The New Adventures of J. Rufus Wallingford 1915 as O.N. Hardy
Perfect Day 1929 Short Ollie
Babe's School Days 1915 Short Ikie Ikestein (as Babe Hardy)
Men O'War 1929 Short Ollie
The Simp and the Sophomores 1915 Short Professor Arm. Strong (as O.N. Hardy)
Berth Marks 1929 Short Ollie
Avenging Bill 1915 Short Bill, the Grocer's Boy (as Babe Hardy)
Double Whoopee 1929 Short Ollie
The Haunted Hat 1915 Short as Babe Hardy
Unaccustomed As We Are 1929 Short Ollver Hardy
Clothes Make the Man 1915 Short Rastus (as O.N. Hardy)
Big Business 1929 Short Ollie
The Dead Letter 1915 Short Mateo (as Babe Hardy)
That's My Wife 1929 Short Ollie
Food for Kings and Riley 1915 Short Servant (as O.N. Hardy)
Wrong Again 1929 Short Ollie
Not Much Force 1915 Short City Councilman (as O.N. Hardy)
Liberty 1929 Short Ollie
Poor Baby 1915 Short Matilda's Sweetheart (as O.N. Hardy)
We Faw Down 1928 Short Ollie
What a Cinch 1915 Short Police Chief Myers (as Babe Hardy)
Habeas Corpus 1928 Short Ollie
It May Be You 1915 Short Paul Simmons (as O.N. Hardy)
Two Tars 1928 Short Ollie
The Cannibal King 1915 Short Willie (as Babe Hardy)
Early to Bed 1928 Short Ollie
Her Choice 1915 Short as Babe Hardy
Should Married Men Go Home? 1928 Short Mr. Hardy
Capturing Bad Bill 1915 Short Member of the posse (as Babe Hardy)
Their Purple Moment 1928 Short Ollie
Matilda's Legacy 1915 Short Fatty Waite
You're Darn Tootin' 1928 Short Ollie, French horn player
A Lucky Strike 1915 Short Bill Myers
Barnum & Ringling, Inc. 1928 Short Startled drunk
Who Stole the Doggies? 1915 Short Murphy, the Cop
From Soup to Nuts 1928 Short Mr. Hardy
The Twin Sister 1915 Short Bill Bolt - the Husband
Galloping Ghosts 1928 Short Meadows, his valet, a.k.a. Officer 13
Safety Worst 1915 Short Bill Jones (as Babe Hardy)
The Finishing Touch 1928 Short Ollie
Mixed Flats 1915 Short Bob White
Flying Elephants 1928 Short Mighty Giant
Cleaning Time 1915 Short John Herringbone (as Babe Hardy)
Leave 'Em Laughing 1928 Short Ollie
An Expensive Visit 1915 Short Jack
The Battle of the Century 1927 Short Manager
The Prize Baby 1915 Short Bill, the Prize Baby (as Babe Hardy)
Putting Pants on Philip 1927 Short J. Piedmont Mumblethunder
Shoddy the Tailor 1915 Short Policeman (as Babe Hardy)
Do Detectives Think? 1927 Short Sherlock Pinkham
Cupid's Target 1915 Short Bob (as Babe Hardy)
Love 'em and Feed 'em 1927 Short 'Happy' Hopey
Gus and the Anarchists 1915 Short Tom Dreck (as Babe Hardy)
Hats Off 1927 Short Ollie
Spaghetti a la Mode 1915 Cook (as Babe Hardy)
Call of the Cuckoo 1927 Short Asylum Inmate (uncredited)
They Looked Alike 1915 Short Pedestrian (as Babe Hardy)
The Second 100 Years 1927 Short Big Goofy
What He Forgot 1915 Short as Babe Hardy
Now I'll Tell One 1927 Short Policeman
Weary Willie's Rags 1914 Short Hotel Clerk (as Babe Hardy)
Sailors, Beware! 1927 Short Purser Cryder
The Fresh Air Cure 1914 Short Morris Silverstein (as Babe Hardy)
Sugar Daddies 1927 Short Brittle's Butler
Dobs at the Shore 1914 Short Meggie Heckla (as Babe Hardy)
With Love and Hisses 1927 Short Top Sergeant Banner
He Wanted His Pants 1914 Short A Cop (as Babe Hardy)
Why Girls Love Sailors 1927 Short First Mate
The Servant Girl's Legacy 1914 Short Cy (as Babe Hardy)
Baby Brother 1927 Short Ice Man
Mother's Baby Boy 1914 Short Percival Pilkins (as Babe Hardy)
Fluttering Hearts 1927 Short Big Bill
The Daddy of Them All 1914 Short Peitzheimer (as Babe Hardy)
Love 'Em and Weep 1927 Short Judge Chigger
She Was the Other 1914 Short Cutie - the Chief's 1st Sister (as Babe Hardy)
Crazy to Act 1927 Short Gordon Bagley
Kidnapping the Kid 1914 Short Willie Gold (as Babe Hardy)
No Man's Law 1927 Sharkey Nye
The Honor of the Force 1914 Short Fattie (as Babe Hardy)
The Honorable Mr. Buggs 1927 Short The Butler
The Soubrette and the Simp 1914 Short Fred, the Simp (as Babe Hardy)
Slipping Wives 1927 Short Jarvis - the Butler
She Married for Love 1914 Short An Onlooker (as Babe Hardy)
Duck Soup 1927 Short Oliver Hardy aka Colonel Buckshot
The Smuggler's Daughter 1914 Short Gwendolyn's Father (as Babe Hardy)
Why Girls Say No 1927 Short Policeman (uncredited)
When the Ham Turned 1914 Short Bartender (as Babe Hardy)
Should Men Walk Home? 1927 Short Party Guest at Punch Bowl
Jealous James 1914 Short Grocery Boy (as Babe Hardy)
Two-Time Mama 1927 Short The Cop (as Babe Hardy)
Pins Are Lucky 1914 Short Peter Pelton (as O.N. Hardy)
45 Minutes from Hollywood 1926 Short Hotel Detective
She Wanted a Car 1914 Short Traffic Cop (as Babe Hardy)
The Nickel-Hopper 1926 Short Jazz Band Drummer (uncredited)
Never Too Old 1914 Short Phil (as Babe Hardy)
Be Your Age 1926 Short Oswald Schwartzkopple
The Green Alarm 1914 Short Mike (as O.N. Hardy)
Bromo and Juliet 1926 Short Cab Driver
Making Auntie Welcome 1914 Short Grocery Boy (as Babe Hardy)
Crazy Like a Fox 1926 Short Charley's Victim (uncredited)
Back to the Farm 1914 Short Tom (as Babe Hardy)
Along Came Auntie 1926 Short Mr. Vincent Belcher - the First Husband
They Bought a Boat 1914 Short Cabin Boy (as Babe Hardy)
Thundering Fleas 1926 Short Officer
He Wanted Work 1914 Short The Foreman (as Babe Hardy)
The Gentle Cyclone 1926 Sheriff Bill
The Rise of the Johnsons 1914 Short The Grocery Man
The Cow's Kimona 1926 Short rumored
Worms Will Turn 1914 Short A Policeman (as Babe Hardy)
Long Fliv the King 1926 Short The Prime Minister's Assistant
The Kidnapped Bride 1914 Short Daniel Cassidy (as Babe Hardy)
Say It with Babies 1926 Short Hector - the Floorwalker (as Babe Hardy)
His Sudden Recovery 1914 Short Mr. Jones (as Babe Hardy)
Madame Mystery 1926 Short Captain Schmaltz
Who's Boss? 1914 Short as Babe Hardy
Wandering Papas 1926 Short The foreman (as Babe Hardy)
Long May It Wave 1914 Short The King (as Babe Hardy)
A Bankrupt Honeymoon 1926 Short The Taxi Driver (as Babe Hardy)
Good Cider 1914 Short Hiram (as Babe Hardy)
Stop, Look and Listen 1926 Show Manager (as Babe Hardy)
The Female Cop 1914 Short Boob Cop (as Babe Hardy)
The Perfect Clown 1925 Babe Mulligan
A Brewerytown Romance 1914 Short Cassidy / the Cop (as Babe Hardy)
Laughing Ladies 1925 Short unconfirmed
A Tango Tragedy 1914 Short Person at Dance (as Babe Hardy)
Should Sailors Marry? 1925 Short Doctor
For Two Pins 1914 Short A Policeman (as Babe Hardy)
They All Fall 1925 Short The boss (as Babe Hardy)
The Particular Cowboys 1914 Short A Cowboy (as Babe Hardy)
Yes, Yes, Nanette 1925 Short Her Former Sweetheart (as Babe Hardy)
He Won a Ranch 1914 Short A Cowboy (as Babe Hardy)
A Day's Vacation 1925 Short Wilbert Perkins (as Babe Hardy)
Building a Fire 1914 Short Policeman (as Babe Hardy)
Hop to It! 1925 Short A bellhop (as Babe Hardy)
Casey's Birthday 1914 Short A Policeman (as Babe Hardy)
Isn't Life Terrible? 1925 Short Remington - the Brother-in-Law (as 'Babe' Hardy)
Outwitting Dad 1914 Short Reggie Kewp (as O.N. Hardy)
Fiddlin' Around 1925 Short Theatre manager
Wild Papa 1925 Short The Model's Brother (as Babe Hardy)
Rivals 1925 Short The Rival
The Wizard of Oz 1925 Woodsman / Knight of the Garter / Farmhand (as Oliver N. Hardy)
Neptune's Stepdaughter 1925 Short as Babe Hardy
Hey, Taxi! 1925 Short A Rival Taxi Driver (as Babe Hardy)
Stick Around 1925 Short Paperhanger (as Babe Hardy)
Roaring Lions at Home 1924 Short unconfirmed
Kid Speed 1924 Short Dangerous Dan McGraw (as Oliver N. Hardy)
Her Boy Friend 1924 Short Killer Kid (as Oliver N. Hardy)
The Girl in the Limousine 1924 Freddie
Trouble Brewing 1924 Short Bootlegger (as Babe Hardy)
The Perfect Lady 1924 Short unconfirmed
Horseshoes 1923 Short Dynamite Duffy (as Babe Hardy)
Lightning Love 1923 Short Oliver, the Other Suitor (as Babe Hardy)
The Gown Shop 1923 Short Store manager (as Babe Hardy)
The Midnight Cabaret 1923 Short Oliver, an Impetuous Suitor (as Babe Hardy)
The Barnyard 1923 Short Farm Hand (as Babe Hardy)
No Wedding Bells 1923 Short The Girl's Father (as Babe Hardy)
The Counter Jumper 1922 Short Gaston Gilligan (as Babe Hardy)
The Agent 1922 Short Don Fusiloil (as Babe Hardy)
Little Wildcat 1922 'Bull' Mulligan
Fortune's Mask 1922 Chief of Police
Golf 1922 Short The neighbor (as Babe Hardy)
A Pair of Kings 1922 Short General Alarm (as Babe Hardy)
The Show 1922/II Short Stage manager / Audience Member (as Babe Hardy)
The Sawmill 1922 Short The foreman (as Babe Hardy)
The Lucky Dog 1921 Short Masked bandit who confronts Laurel
The Bell Hop 1921 Short Hotel manager (as Babe Hardy)
The Fall Guy 1921 Short Gentleman Joe, alias Black Bart (as Babe Hardy)
The Tourist 1921 Short Leader of the outlaws (as Babe Hardy)
The Rent Collector 1921 Short The Big Boss (as Babe Hardy)
The Bakery 1921 Short Foreman (as Babe Hardy)
The Blizzard 1921 Short Janitor (as Babe Hardy)
The Nuisance 1921 Short The Walrus (as Babe Hardy)
The Mysterious Stranger 1920 Short Toreador (as Babe Hardy)
His Jonah Day 1920 Short The Life Saver (as Babe Hardy)
The Backyard 1920 Short The ruffian (as Babe Hardy)
Married to Order 1920 Short Her Father (as Babe Hardy)
The Trouble Hunter 1920 Short The Bouncer (as Babe Hardy)
The Stage Hand 1920 Short Audience member (uncredited)
The Decorator 1920 Short Babe, a millionaire (as Babe Hardy)
Springtime 1920 Short The Commissioner (as Babe Hardy)
He Laughs Last 1920 Short Handsome Hal (as Babe Hardy)
Pals and Pugs 1920 Short A Bully (as Babe Hardy)
Fists and Fodder 1920 Short Her Father (as Babe Hardy)
Distilled Love 1920 Short Mr. Peeble Ford (as Babe Hardy)
Squeaks and Squawks 1920 Short The Landlord (as Babe Hardy)
Maids and Muslin 1920 Short Mr. Yards (as Babe Hardy)
Pipe Dreams and Prizes 1920 Short unconfirmed
Dames and Dentists 1920 Short as Babe Hardy
Switches and Sweeties 1919 Short as Babe Hardy
The Head Waiter 1919 Short A Cop (as Babe Hardy)
Bungs and Bunglers 1919 Short Al K. Hall (as Babe Hardy)
Squabs and Squabbles 1919 Short The Boss (as Babe Hardy)
Dull Care 1919 Short A Janitor (as Babe Hardy)
Mates and Models 1919 Short A Nutty Artist (as Babe Hardy)
Yaps and Yokels 1919 Short The Hired Hand (as Babe Hardy)
Flips and Flops 1919 Short Mr. Jipper (as Babe Hardy)
Healthy and Happy 1919 Short Doctor (as Babe Hardy)
Tootsies and Tamales 1919 Short The Murderous Mexican (as Babe Hardy)
Mules and Mortgages 1919 Short Strongarm (as Babe Hardy)
Jazz and Jailbirds 1919 Short I.M. Ruff (as Babe Hardy)
Hearts in Hock 1919 Short as Babe Hardy
Lions and Ladies 1919 Short as Babe Hardy
Soapsuds and Sapheads 1919 Short Foreman (as Babe Hardy)
Hop, the Bellhop 1919 Short Solomon Soop (as Babe Hardy)
The Freckled Fish 1919 Short Solomon Soopmeat (as Babe Hardy)
He's in Again 1918 Short Head Waiter (as Babe Hardy)
The King of the Kitchen 1918 Short A German customer (as Babe Hardy)
Painless Love 1918 Short Dr. Hurts (as Babe Hardy)
Hello Trouble 1918 Short A devoted husband (as Babe Hardy)
Business Before Honesty 1918 Short The Blind Man (as Babe Hardy)
Beauties in Distress 1918 Short as Babe Hardy
Playmates 1918 Short Kid (as Babe Hardy)
The Straight and Narrow 1918 Short His former cellmate (as Babe Hardy)
Bright and Early 1918 Short The Boss (as Babe Hardy)
The Handy Man 1918 Short as Babe Hardy
The Messenger 1918 Short as Babe Hardy
The Scholar 1918 Short as Babe Hardy
The Orderly 1918 Short as Babe Hardy
The Rogue 1918 Short Cafe Owner (as Babe Hardy)
His Day Out 1918 Short Ollie
The Stranger 1918 Short Oliver, the saloonkeeper
His Movie Mustache 1917 Short unconfirmed
Little Nell 1917 Short as Babe Hardy
The Modiste 1917 Short as Babe Hardy
The Slave 1917/II Short The Sultan of Bacteria
The Band Master 1917 Short as Babe Hardy
The Freeloader 1917/II Short as Babe Hardy
The Hobo 1917 Short Harold (as Babe Hardy)
The Candy Kid 1917 Short as Babe Hardy
The Chief Cook 1917 Short Babe (as Babe Hardy)
The Fly Cop 1917 Short Proprietor (as Babe Hardy)
The Goat 1917 Short His Neighbor (as Babe Hardy)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctors 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Johnsons 1992 performer: "Shine on Harvest Moon"
It Came from Somewhere Else 1988 performer: "Trail of the Lonesome Pine"
Top of the Pops 1976 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nothing But Trouble 1944 performer: "The Notre Dame Victory March" 1908 - uncredited
The Dancing Masters 1943 performer: "London Bridge is Falling Down" - uncredited
Jitterbugs 1943 1943, 1914, I've Got a Gal in, 1942, performer: "I Had the Craziest Dream", "That's A-Plenty", "Kalamazoo" uncredited, uncredited
The Flying Deuces 1939 performer: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" 1908 - uncredited
Zenobia 1939 performer: "I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls" 1843 - uncredited
Swiss Miss 1938 performer: "The Mousetrap Song" 1938, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" 1910 - uncredited
Pick a Star 1937 performer: "Listen to the Mockingbird" 1855, "Yankee Doodle" ca. 1755, "Pop Goes the Weasel" 1853 - uncredited
Way Out West 1937 performer: "At the Ball, That's All" 1913, "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" 1913, "I Want to Be in Dixie" 1912 - uncredited
Tit for Tat 1935 Short performer: "Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond" - uncredited
Them Thar Hills 1934 Short "The Old Spinning Wheel" 1933, uncredited
Oliver the Eighth 1934 Short performer: "I'm Sitting on Top of the World" 1925 - uncredited
Sons of the Desert 1933 performer: "Honolulu Baby" - uncredited
Towed in a Hole 1932 Short performer: "Fish for Sale" - uncredited
Beau Hunks 1931 Short performer: "The Ideal of My Dreams" 1910 - uncredited
Pardon Us 1931 performer: "Lazy Moon" 1903 - uncredited
Laughing Gravy 1931 Short performer: "You'll Be Sorry Just Too Late" 1907 - uncredited
Chickens Come Home- 1931 Short performer: "Somebody's Coming to My House" 1913 - uncredited
Below Zero 1930 Short performer: "In the Good Old Summertime" 1902 - uncredited
Brats 1930 Short performer: "Go to Sleep, My Baby" - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
His Movie Mustache 1917 Short unconfirmed
Wanted - A Bad Man 1917 Short as Babe Hardy
This Is Not My Room 1917 Short unconfirmed
A Mix Up in Hearts 1917 Short as Babe Hardy
The Other Girl 1917 Short as Babe Hardy
Bad Kate 1917 Short unconfirmed
The Love Bugs 1917 Short as Babe Hardy
Terrible Kate 1917 Short unconfirmed
The Boycotted Baby 1917 Short as Babe Hardy
Fat and Fickle 1916 Short as Babe Hardy
He Winked and Won 1916 Short as Babe Hardy
The Guilty Ones 1916 Short as Babe Hardy
Prize Winners 1916 Short uncredited
Mother's Child 1916 Short
A Warm Reception 1916 Short uncredited
Twin Flats 1916 Short uncredited
Bungles Lands a Job 1916 Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sons of the Desert 1933 uncredited
Quicksands 1923 uncredited
Tootsies and Tamales 1919 Short story

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stop, Look and Listen 1926 assistant director
Quicksands 1923 assistant director - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Great Race 1965 dedicatee - as Mr. Hardy

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Moment Please 1956 Documentary short Himself
This Is Music Hall 1955 TV Movie Himself
This Is Your Life 1954 TV Series Himself
Face the Music 1953 TV Series Himself
Ship's Reporter 1948 TV Series Himself
The Tree in a Test Tube 1943 Short documentary Ollie (as Hardy)
The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention 1937 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 13 - Hollywood Happenings 1937 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 15, No. 13 - Goings on in Hollywood 1936 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 15, No. 9 - A Day at the Races 1936 Documentary short Himself
MGM 1935 Promo Reel 1935 Documentary short Cleaner
Stan and Olly 1932 Documentary short Himself
Grand Hotel 1932/II Documentary short Himself
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 1929 Himself / Oliver Hardy
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 6 1922 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Trail of the Comedy Mine: A History of Stan Laurel 1994 Video documentary short
The Our Gang Story 1994 Video documentary Ollie
Funny Business 1992 TV Series documentary
A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel & Hardy 1992 TV Special documentary Ollie / Fanny / Bert
Legends of Comedy 1992 TV Movie documentary
Sprockets 1991 TV Series Woodsman
Moonlighting 1988 TV Series Himself
Muppet Babies 1988 TV Series
Tango Bar 1987 Himself (uncredited)
The Revenge of the Sons of the Desert 1987 Video documentary short Himself
Classic Comedy Teams 1986 Video documentary Himself
The Laurel and Hardy Show 1986 TV Series Ollie (1986)
Cocoon 1985 Himself, film clip from 'Flying Deuces' (uncredited)
Going Hollywood: The '30s 1984 Documentary
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey 1984 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Historia del cine: Epoca muda 1983 Video documentary
Dance of the Cookoos 1982 Himself
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actor - 'Another Fine Mess' (uncredited)
Alles oder nichts 1981 TV Series Ollie
Brooklyn Bridge 1981 Documentary Himself (clip from "Way Out West") (uncredited)
Rascal Dazzle 1980 Baby
Lachen Sie mit Stan & Ollie 1975-1980 TV Series Ollie / Himself
The Hollywood Clowns 1979 Video documentary
Funny Business 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1976 TV Series Himself
Clapper Board 1976 TV Series
Bob Hope's World of Comedy 1976 TV Movie Himself
America at the Movies 1976 Documentary Ollie (as Hardy)
Vater Seidl und sein Sohn 1976 TV Series Manager
That's Entertainment, Part II 1976 Documentary Various Film Clips (as Hardy)
Hooray for Hollywood 1975 Documentary Himself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary Himself
Omnibus 1974 TV Series documentary Himself
Laurel und Hardy auf der Jagd nach dem Mammon 1973 Ollie
Die Rudi Carrell Show 1973 TV Series Himself
Another Nice Mess 1972 Ollie
4 Clowns 1970
The Best of Laurel and Hardy 1968 Ollie / Bert
Dick und Doof, die Unzertrennlichen 1968 Ollie
The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy 1967 Documentary
The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy 1966 Documentary
Salute to Stan Laurel 1965 TV Special documentary Himself
Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's 1965 Ollie
Zebra in the Kitchen 1965 Oliver Hardy - (clip from 'Hollywood Party) (uncredited)
The Big Parade of Comedy 1964 Documentary Oliver in 'Hollywood Party'
30 Years of Fun 1963
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Himself
The DuPont Show of the Week 1961 TV Series Himself
Days of Thrills and Laughter 1961 Documentary Himself
When Comedy Was King 1960 Documentary edited from 'Big Business' (as Hardy)
The Golden Age of Comedy 1957 Documentary Ollie (as Hardy)
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1957 TV Series Himself
The Little Rascals 1955 TV Series Drunk (1955) / Baby (1955)
Hit 'im Again 1953 Short
Double Trouble 1953 Short The Twin Hardys
Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians 1952 Documentary short Himself
Ça c'est du cinéma 1951
¡Qué tiempos aquéllos! 1951 Documentary
The Autobiography of a 'Jeep' 1943 Documentary short Himself - in a Jeep in Parade (uncredited)
Good Old Corn 1943 Documentary short
March of the Movies 1933 Himself, film clip (uncredited)
The Mack Sennett Collection: Volume One 2014 Video
Pioneers of Television 2008-2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Ollie - Motion Picture Short Berth Marks / Himself
Britain's Best Loved Double Acts 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Double Act
Glasgow: Big Night Out 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Laurel & Hardy)
Bud's Best - Die Welt des Bud Spencer 2012 TV Movie documentary Ollie (uncredited)
Laurel and Hardy: Die komische Liebesgeschichte von 'Dick & Doof' 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Tribute to Laurel & Hardy 2011 Video documentary short Himself
On Location with the Boys 2011 Video documentary short Himself
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series Ollie
Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Ollie
100 Years of the London Palladium 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond 2009 Video documentary Himself / Farmhand
Nova 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Hart Van Nederland 2008 TV Series Himself
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases 2008 TV Movie documentary Ollie (uncredited)
Hoge bomen: Pioniers 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Laurel & Hardy: The Fox Years 2006 Video short Himself
Silent Clowns 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary
Laurel & Hardy: Hat's Off 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself / Various roles
Bruce Forsyth's Comedy Heroes 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust 2004 Documentary
Room 101 2003 TV Series Ollie
Living Famously 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Slaphappy 2001 TV Series Himself (2001)
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Ollie (uncredited)
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Chaplin's Goliath 1996 Documentary Himself
Laurel & Hardy U.K. Tours 1995 Video documentary short Himself
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary Performer in Clip from 'Hollywood Party' (uncredited)
Hal Roach: Hollywood's King of Laughter 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 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.
4 I don't know much, but I know a little about a lot of things.

#Trademark
1 His large frame compared to the thin Stan Laurel
2 To Stan: "Why don't you do something to *help* me?"
3 On introducing himself: "I'm Mr. Hardy and this is my friend Mr. Laurel."
4 The line, usually directed toward Stan Laurel: "Here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!"
5 Most famous costume was a dark suit, a black necktie, and a dark bowler hat
6 Every 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)
7 The tie-twiddle, used to convey a sense of coyness or embarrassment
8 The "slow burn" - looking into the camera, often with an expression of exasperated suffering over what his on-screen partner had just done.
9 Black hair always combed forward and a small mustache
10 Usually 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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