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Oliver Hardy (1892–1957)

Although his parents were never in show business, as a young boy Oliver Hardy was a gifted singer and, by age eight, was performing with minstrel shows. In 1910 he ran a movie theatre, which he preferred to studying law. In 1913 he became a comedy actor with the Lubin Company in Florida and began appearing in a long series of shorts; his debut ... See full bio »

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'Babe' Hardy | Babe Hardy | Cupid Hardy | Laurel & Hardy | Mr. Hardy | O.N. Hardy | Oliver Babe Hardy | Oliver N. Hardy | Hardy


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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[his usual response when asked about how they made the films] You better ask Stan. See more »


His favourite pastime was playing golf, which he learned from comedian Larry Semon. See more »


The "slow burn" - looking into the camera, often with an expression of exasperated suffering over what his on-screen partner had just done. See more »



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