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
    Place of birth
    Manor Park, London, England, UK
    Birthday
    10/1/1890
Brief Encounter
Brief Encounter
7.7
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
5.5
Ten Little Indians
Ten Little Indians
6.4
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
7.5
Passport to Pimlico
Passport to Pimlico
6.7
Hamlet
Hamlet
7.4
The Titfield Thunderbolt
The Titfield Thunderbolt
6.9
The Lavender Hill Mob
The Lavender Hill Mob
7.2
The Way Ahead
The Way Ahead
6.4
The Way to the Stars
The Way to the Stars
5.7
Champagne Charlie
Champagne Charlie
4.8
The Third Sam
The Third Sam
0
One Wild Oat
One Wild Oat
4.5
Up the Front
Up the Front
4.1
Noose
Noose
5
The Magic Box
The Magic Box
6.3
This Happy Breed
This Happy Breed
7.1
Wanted for Murder
Wanted for Murder
6.2
Flight of the Doves
Flight of the Doves
5.8
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
6.4
Target: Harry
Target: Harry
5.9
The Winslow Boy
The Winslow Boy
6.9
Cotton Queen
Cotton Queen
5.3
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
4.6
The Perfect Woman
The Perfect Woman
5.8
Snowbound
Snowbound
5.9
Fast and Loose
Fast and Loose
5.8
On the Fiddle
On the Fiddle
6.4
Journey into Fear
Journey into Fear
5.9
No Love for Johnnie
No Love for Johnnie
5.5
Meet Mr. Lucifer
Meet Mr. Lucifer
5
Another Shore
Another Shore
5.1
Play Up the Band
Play Up the Band
6
A Day to Remember
A Day to Remember
7.2
An Alligator Named Daisy
An Alligator Named Daisy
6.2
Alive and Kicking
Alive and Kicking
7.1
The Vicar of Bray
5.5
One Night with You
One Night with You
6.5
Carnival
Carnival
7.6
No Trees in the Street
No Trees in the Street
5.8
Midnight Episode
0
In Town Tonight
0
Run a Crooked Mile
Run a Crooked Mile
8
Squibs
Squibs
3.7
The Fantasticks
The Fantasticks
6
Road House
5.5
Lady Godiva Rides Again
Lady Godiva Rides Again
5.9
The Ballad of the Battered Bicycle
The Ballad of the Battered Bicycle
0
The Happy Family
7.2
The Girl from Maxim's
The Girl from Maxim's
0
The Beggar's Opera
The Beggar's Opera
4.9
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
6.8
Lily of Killarney
0
Hello London
5
Major Barbara
Major Barbara
6.4
Jumping for Joy
Jumping for Joy
6.5
Meet Me at Dawn
Meet Me at Dawn
7
The Sandwich Man
The Sandwich Man
6.1
The Co-Optimists
0
Salute John Citizen
Salute John Citizen
0
Meet Me Tonight
Meet Me Tonight
6.7
The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe
The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe
0
The Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner
The Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner
0
Sleeping Car
Sleeping Car
4
Sam's Medal
0
Caesar and Cleopatra
Caesar and Cleopatra
6.2
In Harm's Way
In Harm's Way
6.6
Albert's Savings
Albert's Savings
0
D’Ye Ken John Peel?
D’Ye Ken John Peel?
5.5
Lancashire Coast
Lancashire Coast
0
An Arabian Night
0
Sing As We Go
Sing As We Go
5.6
Sam and His Musket
0
Drummed Out
0
Halt, Who Goes There?
0
Beat the Retreat
0
The Lion and Albert
0
Three Ha'pence a Foot
0
Gunner Sam
0
Co-operette
Co-operette
0
Love at Second Sight
Love at Second Sight
0
The Lion and Albert
0
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