Oliver Hardy

1892 - 1957

Oliver Hardy

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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Hardy has received more than 3,571,735 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 130th most popular actor.

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  • 48

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  • 5.17

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  • 3.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Oliver Hardy ranks 129 out of 8,832Before him are Fred Astaire, Monica Bellucci, Bette Davis, Peter O'Toole, Jason Statham, and Irene Papas. After him are Jeanne Moreau, Viggo Mortensen, Antonio Banderas, Michael Gambon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Audie Murphy.

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Among people born in 1892, Oliver Hardy ranks 14Before him are Manfred von Richthofen, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, J. Paul Getty, and Alexander Alekhine. After him are Sepp Dietrich, Arthur Compton, Theodor Eicke, Engelbert Dollfuss, Martin Niemöller, and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. Among people deceased in 1957, Oliver Hardy ranks 12Before him are Diego Rivera, Humphrey Bogart, Nikos Kazantzakis, Johannes Stark, Wilhelm Reich, and Constantin Brâncuși. After him are Gichin Funakoshi, Arturo Toscanini, Haakon VII of Norway, Henry van de Velde, Walther Bothe, and Gabriela Mistral.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver Hardy ranks 250 out of 12,171Before him are Edward Thorndike (1874), Mario Puzo (1920), Bette Davis (1908), Roy Lichtenstein (1923), Joseph Smith (1805), and Jerry Brown (1938). After him are Edward Hopper (1882), George Marshall (1880), William James Sidis (1898), J. Edgar Hoover (1895), Viggo Mortensen (1958), and Robert Wadlow (1918).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Oliver Hardy ranks 67Before him are Robert Duvall (1931), Lee Van Cleef (1925), Gene Hackman (1930), Ava Gardner (1922), Fred Astaire (1899), and Bette Davis (1908). After him are Viggo Mortensen (1958), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Audie Murphy (1925), Eli Wallach (1915), Shirley MacLaine (1934), and Burt Lancaster (1913).