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Oliver Hardy (Oliver Norvell Hardy)

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Biography

Harlem, Georgia, USA
Although his parents were never in show business, as a young boy Oliver Hardy was a gifted singer and, by age eight, was performing with minstrel shows. In 1910 he ran a movie theatre, which he preferred to studying law. In 1913 he became a comedy actor with the Lubin Company in Florida and began appearing in a long series of shorts; his debut film was Outwitting Dad (1914). He appeared in he 1914-15 series of "Pokes and Jabbs" shorts, and from 1916-18 he was in the "Plump and Runt" series. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself / Oliver Hardy

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 1929

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Character: Ollie Sr. / Oliver Jr.

Brats 1930

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Character: Ollie

Blotto 1930

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Character: Murza-Bek

The Rogue Song 1930

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Character: Mr. Oliver Hardy

Chickens Come Home- 1931

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Character: Inebriated novelties salesman yelling as bear licks his face

Choo-Choo! 1932

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Character: Ollie Dee

Babes in Toyland 1934

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Character: Ollie Hardy

Bonnie Scotland 1935

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Character: Oliver 'Ollie' Hardy / Bert Hardy

Our Relations 1936

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Character: Dr. Tibbett

Zenobia 1939

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Character: Himself - in a Jeep in Parade

The Autobiography of a 'Jeep' 1943

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Character: Willie Paine

The Fighting Kentuckian 1949

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Character: Oliver in 'Hollywood Party'

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964

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Character: Himself

Zebra in the Kitchen 1965

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Character: Ollie / Fanny / Bert

A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel and Hardy 1992

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Character: Himself

Tango Bar 1987

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Character: Himself, film clip from 'Flying Deuces'

Cocoon 1985

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Character: Himself

Hoge bomen: Pioniers 2007

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Character: Himself

Slaphappy 2001

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Character: Himself

Brooklyn Bridge 1981

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Character: Actor 'Another Fine Mess'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Laurel & Hardy 0

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