Monday 22 December 2014

Oliver Hardy

Born: 18 January 1892, Harlem, Georgia, USA
Died: 7 August 1957, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
One Too Many (1916) as Plump (Credited as Babe Hardy)

The Bakery (1921) as Foreman (Credited as Babe Hardy)
The Bell Hop (1921) as Hotel Manager (Credited as Babe Hardy)

Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925) as Nanette's Former Sweetheart (Credited as Babe Hardy)
With James Finlayson.

    Here is a clip from Yes, Yes Nanette featuring Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson and Lyle Tayo.

Wandering Papas (1926) as Camp Foreman (Credited as Babe Hardy)

With Clyde Cook.

    Oliver Hardy with Clyde Cook in Wandering Papas.

Crazy Like a Fox (1926) as Charley's Victim (uncredited)

Oliver has blonde hair and no moustache in this Charley Chase short comedy.

The Nickel-Hopper (1926) as Jazz Band Drummer (uncredited)

45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926) as Hotel Detective

The Second Hundred Years (1927) as Big Goofy

Love 'Em and Weep (1927) Judge Chigger

Oliver Hardy is virtually unrecognisable in this film and only has a few seconds of screen time. Here he is with May Wallace.

Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) as Mr. Hardy

With Kay Deslys.

We Faw Down (1928) as Ollie
With Kay Deslys.

Men O' War (1929) as Ollie
The two ladies with their backs to us are Gloria Greer and Anne Cornwall.

Another Fine Mess (1930) as Ollie

Come Clean (1931) as Ollie

County Hospital (1932) as Ollie

Their First Mistake (1932) as Ollie

Breaking the fourth wall in classic style.

Way Out West (1937) as Ollie

Block-Heads (1938) as Ollie

Zenobia (1939) as Dr. Henry Tibbitt M.D.

Oliver with the real star of the film 'Miss Zenobia'.

A Chump at Oxford (1940) as Oliver Hardy

The Big Noise (1944) as Ollie


Atoll K (1951) as Ollie (Credited as Hardy)

With Stan Laurel. As you can see, Stan Laurel was ill and lost a lot of weight during the filming of Atoll K.


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    1. Thank you for your comment. I'm glad you enjoy visiting this site. It is frustrating how lazy IMDB can be. I wouldn't mind so much if a small site used them, especially if the creator had put in the effort to get some of their own. At the end of the day I can't do anything about it because I don't own the films that they come from.