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Oliver Hardy
January 18, 1892 Rotund actor Oliver Hardy, part of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team born in Harlem, Georgia
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April 14, 1914 Oliver Hardy's first film, Outwitting Dad, is released.
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February 6, 1926 Oliver Hardy signs with Roach Studios
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December 29, 1933 Sons of the Desert, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy released.
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September 15, 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian, starring John Wayne and Oliver Hardy is released.
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December 1, 1954 This Is Your Life airs an episode featuring comic team Laurel and Hardy
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September 14, 1956 Oliver Hardy suffers a debilitating stroke
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August 7, 1957 Oliver Hardy, comedy actor who was born in Harlem and raised in Madison, dies from a cerebral thrombosis.
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August 29, 1991 Five commemorative postage stamps go on sale celebrating comedians. Georgian Oliver Hardy (along with his partner, Stan Laurel) graces one of the stamps.
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Born Norvell Hardy, but known as "Babe" to his friends, the rotund actor changed his name to Oliver to honor his father, who died before Hardy's first birthday.





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