Dedicated to preserving the films and memory of Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
Birth Name: Arthur Stanley Jefferson
Birth Place: Ulverston, Cumbria, England
Death Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth Name: Norvell Hardy
Birth Place: Harlem, Georgia, USA
Death Place: North Hollywood, California, USA
He was greatly admired by Jerry Lewis. When Lewis had his own production company in the early 1960s, he repeatedly tried to hire Stan for his creative team. Stan refused, despite the impressive salary. According to Lewis, he would send scripts to Stan who would read them and write suggestions in the margins.
A man of many interests, Hardy was an excellent cook, card player, golfer, singer and dancer, and unlike "Ollie", was always impeccably tailored. Off camera, he and Laurel both combed their hair straight back, as was the fashion of their time.