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  • Trivia

    • Laurel was a devout member of the Democratic party.

    • Laurel and his comic partner Oliver Hardy share a spot as the 45th Greatest Movie Star of all Time on Entertainment Weekly's list.

    • Laurel was 5'8" tall.

    • Laurel attended the King's School.

    • Laurel has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

    • Oliver Hardy died eight years before Stan. Stan got depression after the death of his partner and turned down each role he was offered afterwards.

    • A few moments before passing away Laurel told his nurse that, although he was not a skier "I'd rather be doing that than have all these needles stuck into him"

    • Laurel has been involved in nearly 190 movies throughout his life.

    • Stan Laurel married four women (one of them twice):
      1926–35 Lois Nielson
      1935–37 Virginia Ruth Rogers (first time)
      1938–40 Vera Ivanova Shuvalova
      1941–46 Virginia Ruth Rogers (second time)
      1946–65 Ida Kitaeva Raphael, who outlived him

  • Quotes

    • Stan: (on the death of his comic partner Oliver Hardy) The world has lost a comic genius. I've lost my best friend.

    • Stan: Crazy humor was always my type of humor, but it's the quiet kind of craziness I like. The rough type of nut humor like The Marx Brothers I could never go for.

    • Stan: If any of you cry at my funeral, I'll never speak to you again!

    • Stan: A friend once asked me what comedy was. That floored me. What is comedy? I don't know. Does anybody? Can you define it? All I know is that I learned how to get laughs, and that's all I know about it. You have to learn what people will laugh at, then proceed accordingly.

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