Since the 1930s, the works of Laurel and Hardy have been released in numerous theatrical reissues, television revivals, 8-mm and 16-mm home movies, feature-film compilations, and home videos.In 2005, they were voted the seventh-greatest comedy act of all time by a UK poll of fellow comedians.The duo's signature tune is known variously as "The Cuckoo Song", "Ku-Ku", or "The Dance of the Cuckoos".
This article is within the scope of Wiki Project Georgia (U. state), a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the U. Reworded this paragraph, removing most of it: Hardy was born Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia and briefly attended Georgia Military College in Milledgeville. From that time, he referred to himself as "Oliver Norvell Hardy," and eventually became most commonly known as simply Oliver Hardy, despite the fact that he never legally added "Oliver" to his name.In his first film, Outwitting Dad (1914), Hardy chose to be billed as O. Name is Oliver Norvell Hardy on these records: Questors , 7 January 2006 (UTC) Can anyone verify that "Lucky Dog" was Laurel & Hardy's first pairing?This article is within the scope of Wiki Project Comedy, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of comedy on Wikipedia.If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.The two comedians had previously worked together as cast members on the film The Lucky Dog in 1921.
However, they were not a comedy team at that time and it was not until 1926 that they appeared in a short movie together, when both separately signed contracts with the Hal Roach film studio.In 1905, the Jefferson family moved to Glasgow to be closer to their business mainstay of the Metropole Theatre, and Laurel made his stage debut in a Glasgow hall called the Britannia Panopticon one month short of his 16th birthday.In 1912, Laurel left England with the Fred Karno Troupe to tour the United States.Laurel had expected the tour to be merely a pleasant interval before returning to London; however, he decided to remain in the U. Dahlberg demanded roles in his films, and her tempestuous nature made her difficult to work with.Dressing room arguments were common between the two; it was reported that producer Joe Rock paid her to leave Laurel and to return to her native Australia. It was difficult for producers, writers, and directors to write for his character, with American audiences knowing him either as a "nutty burglar" or as a Charlie Chaplin imitator.They also made 12 guest or cameo appearances, including the Galaxy of Stars promotional film of 1936.