skip navigation
Stan Laurel

Stan Laurel

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (3)

Recent DVDs

 
 

The Laurel And... "This is another fine mess you've gotten me into!" In fact, "The Laurel and... more info $34.98was $34.98 Buy Now

Laurel And... The inimitable Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy report for duty in a winning pair of... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

The Laurel And... As funny as ever, this collection of early shorts features Stan Laurel and... more info $14.95was $14.95 Buy Now

TCM Archives:... In this 2-disc collection, classic comedy team Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy get... more info $39.98was $39.98 Buy Now

The Laurel And... The 3-disc "The Laurel And Hardy Collection, Vol. 1" features a trio of zany... more info $34.98was $34.98 Buy Now

Classic Comedy... Slapstick lovers will be delighted with this 3-disc "Classic Comedy Teams... more info $28.98was $28.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: February 23, 1965
Born: June 16, 1890 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Lanchashire, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
RATE AND COMMENT

NOTES

According to Leo McCarey, one of the creative forces (along with Fred Roach) behind the Laurel and Hardy team: "[Laurel] was one of the rare comics intelligent enough to invent his own gags. Laurel was remarkably talented, while Hardy wasn't. This is the key to the Larel-Hardy association. Throughout their lives [I was one of their intimates], Laurel insisted on earning twice as much money as Hardy. He said he was twice as good and twice as important, that he wrote the film and participated in its creation, while Hardy was really incapable of creating anything at all--it was astonishing that he could even find his way to the studio." --From "A Biographical Dictionary of Film" by David Thompson (New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1994)

"Forget Chaplin. Stan was the greatest." --Buster Keaton, reportedly overheard at Laurel's funeral

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute