Stan Laurel

1890 - 1965

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Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comic actor, writer, and film director who was part 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. His performances polished his skills at pantomime and music hall sketches. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stan Laurel has received more than 6,014,257 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Stan Laurel is the 118th most popular actor (up from 119th in 2019), the 201st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 199th in 2019) and the 19th 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 118 out of 10,030Before him are Tommy Lee Jones, Laurence Olivier, Ben Kingsley, Gene Hackman, Harvey Keitel, and Ava Gardner. After him are Jason Statham, Lee Van Cleef, Shirley MacLaine, Peter O'Toole, Oliver Hardy, and Burt Lancaster.

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Among people born in 1890, Stan Laurel ranks 14Before him are Vyacheslav Molotov, H. P. Lovecraft, Alfred Jodl, Karel Čapek, Kurt Lewin, and Fritz Lang. After him are Colonel Sanders, Man Ray, George II of Greece, Lawrence Bragg, Carlos Gardel, and El Lissitzky. Among people deceased in 1965, Stan Laurel ranks 8Before him are Malcolm X, Le Corbusier, Albert Schweitzer, Syngman Rhee, Martin Buber, and W. Somerset Maugham. After him are Farouk of Egypt, Eli Cohen, T. S. Eliot, Nat King Cole, Moshe Sharett, and Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stan Laurel ranks 201 out of 6,924Before him are John Logie Baird (1888), Laurence Olivier (1907), Ben Kingsley (1943), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), William Wordsworth (1770), and Arnold J. Toynbee (1889). After him are Jason Statham (1967), Harold Wilson (1916), Henrietta of England (1644), James V of Scotland (1512), William Ramsay (1852), and Saint Ursula (400).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Stan Laurel ranks 19Before him are Judi Dench (1934), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Cary Grant (1904), Helen Mirren (1945), Laurence Olivier (1907), and Ben Kingsley (1943). After him are Jason Statham (1967), Julie Andrews (1935), Charlotte Rampling (1946), Peter Ustinov (1921), Ian Holm (1931), and David Suchet (1946).

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