Oliver Hardy

1892 - 1957

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Oliver Norvell Hardy (born Norvell Hardy; January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor and one half of Laurel and Hardy, the double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted from 1927 to 1955. He appeared with his comedy partner Stan Laurel in 107 short films, feature films, and cameo roles. He was credited with his first film, Outwitting Dad, in 1914. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Hardy has received more than 4,595,379 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Oliver Hardy is the 123rd most popular actor (up from 127th in 2019), the 253rd most popular biography from United States (down from 250th in 2019) and the 66th most popular American Actor.

Oliver Hardy is most famous for being one half of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.

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Among actors, Oliver Hardy ranks 123 out of 10,030Before him are Ava Gardner, Stan Laurel, Jason Statham, Lee Van Cleef, Shirley MacLaine, and Peter O'Toole. After him are Burt Lancaster, Jean Renoir, Rita Hayworth, Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, and Monica Bellucci.

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Among people born in 1892, Oliver Hardy ranks 12Before him are Walter Benjamin, Manfred von Richthofen, Ivo Andrić, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Zita of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Alexander Alekhine, Theodor Eicke, Sepp Dietrich, Martin Niemöller, Engelbert Dollfuss, and J. Paul Getty. Among people deceased in 1957, Oliver Hardy ranks 10Before him are Christian Dior, Diego Rivera, Miklós Horthy, Humphrey Bogart, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Wilhelm Reich. After him are Constantin Brâncuși, Haakon VII of Norway, Johannes Stark, Henry van de Velde, Gichin Funakoshi, and Arturo Toscanini.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver Hardy ranks 253 out of 15,968Before him are J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Nina Simone (1933), Dick Cheney (1941), Buffalo Bill (1846), Shirley MacLaine (1934), and Joseph Smith (1805). After him are O. Henry (1862), Arthur Miller (1915), Burt Lancaster (1913), Jesse James (1847), Rita Hayworth (1918), and Jerry Brown (1938).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Oliver Hardy ranks 66Before him are Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Gene Hackman (1930), Harvey Keitel (1939), Ava Gardner (1922), Lee Van Cleef (1925), and Shirley MacLaine (1934). After him are Burt Lancaster (1913), Rita Hayworth (1918), Shirley Temple (1928), Diane Keaton (1946), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), and Bette Davis (1908).

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