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Also Known As: Died: August 7, 1957
Born: January 18, 1892 Cause of Death: complications from a stroke
Birth Place: Harlem, Georgia, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1900:
Toured as boy tenor with Coburn Minstrel Show
1910:
Entered show business through "the real business end" as manager of a movie theater in Milledgeville, Georgia
1913:
Took off for Jacksonville, Florida to try his luck in the "flickers"
1914:
Appeared in an amazing total of over 100 films, working primarily at two Jacksonville studios, the Lubin and Vim companies
1921:
Made "Lucky Dog", by chance supporting a young comic named Stan Laurel in the lead role
1925:
Appeared as the Tin Woodsman in the silent version of "The Wizard of Oz"
1925:
Reunited with Laurel at Roach, acting in "Yes, Yes, Nanette" (co-directed by Laurel and Clarence Hennecke) and "Enough to Do" (helmed by Laurel); Laurel did not act in either film
1926:
Replaced by Laurel in "Get 'Em Young" after being sidelined by a cooking accident
1927:
Teamed with Laurel by Roach at the insistence of director Leo McCarey who had noticed extra sparks whenever the two appeared in scenes together as members of the Hal Roach Comedy All-Stars; Laurel and Roach considered "Putting Pants on Philip" (screenplay by McCarey) as the first "official" L & H film
1929:
First L & H talkie, "Unaccustomed as We Are"
1931:
"Pardon Us" marked first feature appearance of Laurel and Hardy
1932:
Laurel and Hardy short, "The Music Box", won the first ever Oscar given in the category of Best Short Subjects (Live Action Comedy)
1935:
Filmed last shorts for Roach
1939:
Acted in "Zenophobia" with Harry Langdon; Laurel's contract had expired, and the pair figured they would have more bargaining power together, thus this appearance (sans Laurel) to fulfill his contract
:
Enjoyed great success with Laurel on stage, particularly in Great Britain
1949:
Made rare solo appearance in "The Fighting Kentuckian", starring John Wayne, registering as a tough albeit corpulent Kentucky backwoods fighter
1950:
Also appeared solo in Frank Capra's "Riding High"
1950:
Last L & H film, "Atoll K/Utopia"
1954:
Suffered minor heart attack
1956:
Felled by massive stroke on September 14, never fully recovering but lived nearly another year

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