Stan Laurel( Actor-comedian (played a duet with Oliver Hardy))
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Biography Stan Laurel
Laurel (Laurel) Stan is an American actor, real name - Arthur Stanley Jefferson. He played in a duet with Hardy (Hardy) Oliver.
Among all the duets like 'skinny - fat' tandem of Laurel and Hardy - one of the most famous. Laurel at age 16 made his debut on stage in Britain, traveled twice to America as Chaplin's understudy in 1912 and remained in the U.S.. In the first movie in 1917 starred in the comedy 'May's nuts'.
In 1926 signed a contract with Hal Roach's studio as a screenwriter and author of the replicas.
Since 1927 Laurel and Hardy duo begin to work (short film 'Wives slipped', 'Putting panties Peter', 'Duck Soup'). On the screen perfectly complement each other.
The flowering of creativity this pair falls at the end of the 20's ('45 minutes from Hollywood '(45 Minutes From Hollywood), 1926;' Battle of the century ', 1927;' Habeas corpus', 1928 'Military', 1929). In their work there is no sharp boundary between silent and sound films, because the sound was used by them only in the tricks. However, in the 30 years they have increasingly in films, . which are forced to deliberately stretch the short little comic vignettes, . squeezing into the framework of alien genres, . they are trying to parody ( 'Fra Diavolo', . 1933; 'Kids in Toyland' (Babes In Toyland / March Of The Wooden Soldiers), . 1934; 'Far West', . 1937),
. In 1940 ended cooperation with Roach, and their latest film 'Atoll K' (Utopia / Atoll K / Robinson Crusoeland, 1950) was filmed in France.
. At the award ceremony 'Oscar' in 1961, eighty Laurel (Hardy died four years earlier) was awarded an honorary prize for 'creative pioneering in the field of comedy'.