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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


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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). See more »


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