Stanley Holloway

Stanley Holloway

Stanley Augustus Holloway, OBE (1 October 1890 – 30 January 1982) was an English stage and film actor, comedian, singer, poet and monologist. He was famous for his comic and character roles on stage and screen, especially that of Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. He was also renowned for his recordings of comic monologues and songs, which he performed throughout most of his 70-year career. Born in London, in his early years Holloway pursued a career as a clerk. He made early stage appearances before infantry service in the First World War. After the war he joined a concert party, "The Co-Optimists", and his career began to flourish. At first he was chiefly employed as a singer, but his skills as an actor and reciter of comic monologues were soon recognised. Characters from his monologues such as Sam Small, invented by Holloway, and Albert Ramsbottom, created for him by Marriott Edgar, were absorbed into popular British culture. By the 1930s, he was in demand to star in music hall, pantomime and musical comedy. In the 1940s and early 1950s, Holloway moved from the musical stage to acting in plays and films. He made well-received stage and film appearances in Shakespeare, and in a series of films for Ealing Studios. In 1956 he was cast as the irresponsible Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady, a role that he played on Broadway, in the West End and later on film, which brought him international fame. In his later years, Holloway appeared in television series in the U.S. and the UK, toured in revue, appeared in stage plays in Britain, Canada, Australia and the U.S., and continued to make films into his eighties. Description above from the Wikipedia article Stanley Holloway, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For: Acting
Birthday: 1890-10-01
Place of Birth: Manor Park, London, England, UK
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Movies List of Stanley Holloway

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Passport to Pimlico

1949 Movie
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Champagne Charlie

1944 Movie
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Fast and Loose

1954 Movie
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Meet Mr Lucifer

1953 Movie
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Play Up the Band

1935 Movie
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A Day to Remember

1953 Movie
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The Vicar of Bray

1937 Movie
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The Lavender Hill Mob

1951 Movie
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The Way Ahead

1944 Movie
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The Third Sam

1962 Movie
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One Wild Oat

1951 Movie
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Snowbound

1948 Movie
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No Love for Johnnie

1961 Movie
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Midnight Episode

1950 Movie
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The Fantasticks

1964 Movie
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The Happy Family

1952 Movie
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Lily of Killarney

1934 Movie
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Sam's Medal

1936 Movie
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Albert's Savings

1940 Movie
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An Arabian Night

1960 Movie
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Brief Encounter

1945 Movie
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My Fair Lady

1964 Movie
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Cotton Queen

1937 Movie
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The Perfect Woman

1949 Movie
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Another Shore

1948 Movie
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Jumping for Joy

1956 Movie
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Meet Me at Dawn

1947 Movie
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Noose

1948 Movie
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Flight of the Doves

1971 Movie
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On the Fiddle

1961 Movie
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Alive and Kicking

1959 Movie
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Carnival

1946 Movie
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Squibs

1935 Movie
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D’Ye Ken John Peel

1935 Movie
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Lancashire Coast

1957 Movie
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Sing As We Go

1934 Movie
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Ten Little Indians

1965 Movie
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This Happy Breed

1944 Movie
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Wanted for Murder

1946 Movie
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Target: Harry

1969 Movie
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Run a Crooked Mile

1969 Movie
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Meet Me Tonight

1952 Movie
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The Way to the Stars

1945 Movie
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The Girl from Maxim's

1933 Movie
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Hello London

1960 Movie
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The Co-Optimists

1929 Movie
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One Night with You

1948 Movie
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In Town Tonight

1935 Movie
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Salute John Citizen

1942 Movie
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Sleeping Car

1933 Movie
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Ten Little Indians

1965 Movie
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Journey into Fear

1975 Movie
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Road House

1934 Movie
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The Sandwich Man

1966 Movie
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In Harm's Way

1965 Movie
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Hamlet

1948 Movie
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Up the Front

1972 Movie
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The Beggar's Opera

1953 Movie
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The Winslow Boy

1948 Movie
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Caesar and Cleopatra

1945 Movie
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Major Barbara

1941 Movie
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The Magic Box

1952 Movie