Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Charlie Hall

Born: 19 August 1899, Birmingham, England
Died: 7 December 1959, North Hollywood, California, USA

Most notable as a foil for Laurel and Hardy in many of their films.

Charlie Hall stood at 5'3" tall. After working as a carpenter for a few years in England, Charlie joined Fred Karno's troup presumably as a stage technician, but did not leave Britain when the company toured America. He chanced upon acting when visiting his sister in the States in 1915 where he met comedian Bobby Dunn.

Monkey Business (1926) as Balloon vender

Two Tars (1928) as Shopkeeper (uncredited)

With Oliver Hardy.

Skirt Shy (1929) as Postman (uncredited)

With Tom Ricketts.

Them Thar Hills (1934) as Mr. Hall (Credited as Charley Hall)

Tit for Tat (1935) as Mr. Hall, grocer (Credited as Charley Hall)

One of the many adversaries he played opposite Laurel and Hardy.

Five Came Back (1939) as Airport worker (uncredited)

A brief and silent appearance of Charlie Hall in this film.

Millionaires in Prison (1940) as Prisoner heckling new arrivals in posh English accent (uncredited)

Mexican Spitfire's Baby (1941) as Waiter with anniversary cake (uncredited)

The Falcon Takes Over (1942) as Louie a Swan Club waiter (uncredited)

The Big Street (1942) as Caviar waiter in New York (uncredited)

With Henry Fonda.

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