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Oliver Hardy
[Oliver Hardy]
January 18, 1892 - August 7, 1957
A cabaret and vaudeville singer, Oliver Norvell "Babe" Hardy made his first movie, "Outwitting Dad", in 1914.
In 1917 he played a bit part in "Lucky Dog", starring his future comedy partner Stan Laurel, although it was not until 1927, in "Sugar Daddies" (1927), that they formed their onscreen partnership that was to last until Utopia in 1951.
Hardy’s screen character was noted for his genteel pomposity, his tie twiddle, and long suffering look while dealing with Stan’s character and his well-meaning but ultimately frustrating on screen antics. Oliver Hardy’s ashes were interred in the Masonic Garden of Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood.
Laurel and Hardy appeared live on a 1954 episode of This Is Your Life where Hardy's masonic membership is noted.
Initiated: ?
Solomon Lodge No. 20. Jacksonville, Florida

Source: John Hamill, et al, Freemasonry : A Celebration of the Craft.. JG Press 1998. ISBN:1572152672.

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