Today is the death anniversary of Oliver Hardy, member of the iconic comic duo - Laurel and Hardy. They became a famous duo, in comedy, during 1940-50’s. They made over a hundred films together, and won a lot of awards. Their duo was so iconic that even today we cannot remember them without a speck of smile on our faces. Here are some interesting facts about this iconic duo:
Who are Laurel and Hardy?
They are originally, Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel. Oliver was American and Stan was British. They became very popular for their over-the-top slapstick comedy. They were mainly famous during the silent-film era when they had to be very visual with their comedy. Laurel played the clumsy and innocent friend of the snobby Hardy and their silly adventures made the two the biggest stars of Hollywood.
What are their best films?
All of the Laurel and Hardy films will make you roll on the floor laughing. However, some of their best films are: The Devil’s Brother (1933), Babes in Toyland (1934), Our relations (1936), Block-Heads (1938), A Chump at Oxford (1940).
When did the duo come to an end?
The death anniversary of Oliver Laurel is important here, as the duo came to an end in 1957, with the death of Oliver. But until then they remained the official team.
How many Laurel and Hardy films have you watched?