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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 1926 to 1957. 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 5,407,454 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Oliver Hardy is the 140th most popular actor (down from 123rd in 2019), the 257th most popular biography from United States (down from 253rd in 2019) and the 68th 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 140 out of 9,996Before him are Marcel Marceau, Christoph Waltz, Bruno Ganz, Jim Carrey, Julie Andrews, and Jean Renoir. After him are Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Birkin, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Lloyd, Klaus Kinski, and Anita Ekberg.

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Among people born in 1892, Oliver Hardy ranks 13Before him are Manfred von Richthofen, Ivo Andrić, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Martin Niemöller. After him are Alexander Alekhine, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Sepp Dietrich, Theodor Eicke, Amanullah Khan, and Arthur Compton. 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 Haakon VII of Norway, Gichin Funakoshi, Arturo Toscanini, Constantin Brâncuși, Johannes Stark, and Henry van de Velde.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver Hardy ranks 257 out of 18,182Before him are Calvin Coolidge (1872), Paul Samuelson (1915), John Cage (1912), Rocky Marciano (1923), Ray Kroc (1902), and George Westinghouse (1846). After him are Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), John Dillinger (1903), Nina Simone (1933), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Mary Cassatt (1844), and B.B. King (1925).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Oliver Hardy ranks 68Before him are Peter Falk (1927), Rita Hayworth (1918), Burt Lancaster (1913), Tony Curtis (1925), Robert Duvall (1931), and Lee Van Cleef (1925). After him are Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Joe Pesci (1943), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Diane Keaton (1946), and Gene Hackman (1930).

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