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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 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. He was a member of "Fred Karno's Army", where he was Charlie Chaplin's understudy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stan Laurel has received more than 6,555,328 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Stan Laurel is the 123rd most popular actor (down from 118th in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 201st in 2019) and the 20th 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 123 out of 9,996Before him are Donald Sutherland, Tommy Lee Jones, Orson Welles, Ben Kingsley, Cameron Diaz, and Spencer Tracy. After him are Max von Sydow, Peter Falk, Ursula Andress, Rita Hayworth, Rutger Hauer, and Burt Lancaster.

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Among people born in 1890, Stan Laurel ranks 15Before him are Egon Schiele, Karel Čapek, Alfred Jodl, Kurt Lewin, Fritz Lang, and Colonel Sanders. After him are George II of Greece, Lawrence Bragg, Man Ray, Walther Funk, Carlos Gardel, and Robert Ley. Among people deceased in 1965, Stan Laurel ranks 8Before him are Malcolm X, Le Corbusier, Albert Schweitzer, Syngman Rhee, Farouk of Egypt, and Martin Buber. After him are Eli Cohen, W. Somerset Maugham, Louise Mountbatten, Edward Victor Appleton, Maxime Weygand, and Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Stan Laurel ranks 203 out of 7,765Before him are Edward the Black Prince (1330), Duns Scotus (1265), James Hunt (1947), Saint Ursula (400), Ben Kingsley (1943), and Henry III of England (1207). After him are Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), Charles II of England (1630), Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), Arthur Henderson (1863), Robert Brown (1773), and Henrietta of England (1644).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Stan Laurel ranks 20Before him are Michael Caine (1933), Judi Dench (1934), Charlotte Rampling (1946), Jason Statham (1967), Helen Mirren (1945), and Ben Kingsley (1943). After him are Julie Andrews (1935), Jane Birkin (1946), Laurence Olivier (1907), Peter O'Toole (1932), Timothy Dalton (1946), and Jeremy Irons (1948).

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