Stan Laurel

1890 - 1965

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Stan Laurel (, LORR-əl; born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comic actor, writer and film director who was one half of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. He appeared with his comedy partner Oliver Hardy in 107 short films, feature films and cameo roles. Laurel began his career in music hall, where he developed a number of his standard comic devices, including the bowler hat, the deep comic gravity and the nonsensical understatement, and developed his skills in pantomime and music hall sketches. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stan Laurel has received more than 7,378,690 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Stan Laurel is the 155th most popular actor (down from 123rd in 2019), the 229th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 203rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular British Actor.

Stan Laurel was a comedian and actor who is most famous for his comedic duo act with Oliver Hardy.

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Among actors, Stan Laurel ranks 155 out of 13,578Before him are Orson Welles, Jean Renoir, Laurence Olivier, Ava Gardner, Eli Wallach, and Tommy Lee Jones. After him are Antonio Banderas, Sandra Bullock, Burt Lancaster, Fernandel, Oliver Hardy, and Rita Hayworth.

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Among people born in 1890, Stan Laurel ranks 17Before him are Alfred Jodl, Fritz Lang, Kurt Lewin, George II of Greece, Lawrence Bragg, and Colonel Sanders. After him are Man Ray, Carlos Gardel, Walther Funk, Robert Ley, Fanny Kaplan, and El Lissitzky. Among people deceased in 1965, Stan Laurel ranks 9Before him are Le Corbusier, Albert Schweitzer, Syngman Rhee, Farouk of Egypt, Martin Buber, and Moshe Sharett. After him are Edward Victor Appleton, Eli Cohen, Louise Mountbatten, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Maxime Weygand, and Hermann Staudinger.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stan Laurel ranks 229 out of 8,785Before him are Robert Brown (1773), Laurence Olivier (1907), Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901), Alcuin (735), James Hunt (1947), and Charles Glover Barkla (1877). After him are Clement Attlee (1883), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Harold Godwinson (1022), Syd Barrett (1946), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), and Benjamin Disraeli (1804).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Stan Laurel ranks 23Before him are Peter O'Toole (1932), Jason Statham (1967), Judi Dench (1934), Ben Kingsley (1943), Richard Madden (1986), and Laurence Olivier (1907). After him are Jeremy Irons (1948), Peter Ustinov (1921), Gary Oldman (1958), Olivia Newton-John (1948), Alec Guinness (1914), and Graham Chapman (1941).

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