Photo of Stan Laurel Stan Laurel

An iconic comedian who shot to fame as one-half of the most famous pair in film history, Stan Laurel was born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston, England, on June 16, 1890, and honed his skills in an English acting troupe alongside a yet-to-be-discovered Charlie Chaplin before moving to the United States and taking on work behind the camera.

But the lanky Laurel's film career didn't really take off until he teamed up with portly American actor Oliver Hardy in a string of silent films and talkies throughout the 1920s, '30s and '40s, including Do Detectives Think? (1927), Pardon Us (1931), Sons of the Desert (1933) and Babes in Toyland, aka March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934), as well as the Oscar-winning comic short "The Music Box" (1932).

After appearing in more than 70 films with his longtime partner, who died of a heart attack in 1957, Laurel died on Feb. 23, 1965, at the age of 74.

Stan Laurel in American Slapstick

American Slapstick

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In the silent comedy classics collected here, cars explode, cross-dressing villains pursue underwear models and a sexy comedienne chases down her stolen nightie as slapstick provides the rule of the day. Featuring screen appearances by Harold Lloyd, Stan Laurel and Billy West as well as short gems from the likes of Charley Chase, Snub Pollard, Bill Beban and Larry Semon, the collection holds a treasure trove of laughs for fans of early films.

  • Stan Laurel in Laurel & Hardy: Be Big / A Lucky Dog Laurel & Hardy: Be Big / A Lucky Dog
  • Stan Laurel in Laurel & Hardy: Flying Deuces Laurel & Hardy: Flying Deuces
  • Stan Laurel in The Big Noise The Big Noise
  • Stan Laurel in Slapstick Encyclopedia Slapstick Encyclopedia
  • Stan Laurel in American Slapstick: Vol. 2 American Slapstick: Vol. 2
  • Stan Laurel in Stan Laurel Collection: Vol. 2 Stan Laurel Collection: Vol. 2
  • Stan Laurel in Laurel & Hardy: Collector's Edition Laurel & Hardy: Collector's Edition
  • Stan Laurel in The Lost Films of Laurel & Hardy The Lost Films of Laurel & Hardy
  • Stan Laurel in TCM Archives: Laurel & Hardy Collection TCM Archives: Laurel & Hardy Collection
  • Stan Laurel in Jitterbugs Jitterbugs
  • Stan Laurel in Air Raid Wardens / Nothing But Trouble Air Raid Wardens / Nothing But Trouble
  • Stan Laurel in Laurel & Hardy: Utopia Laurel & Hardy: Utopia
  • Stan Laurel in This Is Your Life / At the Movies This Is Your Life / At the Movies
  • Stan Laurel in Slapstick, Too Slapstick, Too
  • Stan Laurel in The Laurel & Hardy Collection: Vol. 2 The Laurel & Hardy Collection: Vol. 2
  • Stan Laurel in The Laurel & Hardy Collection: Vol. 1 The Laurel & Hardy Collection: Vol. 1