Stanley Holloway

Birthday:
10/01/1890
Place of birth:
Manor Park, London, England, UK:
Biography:
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.

Credits

Journey Into Fear (1975)
as Mr. Mathews
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1973)
as Poole der Butler
Up the Front (1972)
as The Great Vincento
Flight of the Doves (1971)
as Judge Liffy
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
as Gravedigger
Run a Crooked Mile (1969)
as Caretaker
Target: Harry (1969)
as Jason Carlyle
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968)
as Mr. Brown
The Sandwich Man (1966)
as Park Gardener
The Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner (1966)
as Himself
Ten Little Indians (1965)
as Det. William Henry Blore
In Harm's Way (1965)
as Clayton Canfil
My Fair Lady (1964)
as Alfred P. Doolittle
The Fantasticks (1964)
as Bellamy
The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe (1962)
as Himself
The Third Sam (1962)
as Narrator
On the Fiddle (1961)
as Mr. Cooksley
No Love for Johnnie (1961)
as Fred Andrews
Hello London (1960)
as himself
No Trees in the Street (1959)
as Kipper
Alive and Kicking (1959)
as MacDonagh
Jumping for Joy (1956)
as Captain Jack Montague
An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)
as The General
Fast and Loose (1954)
as Major George Crabb
Meet Mr Lucifer (1953)
as Sam Hollingsworth / Mr Lucifer
A Day to Remember (1953)
as Charley Porter
The Beggar's Opera (1953)
as Mr. Lockit
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
as Walter Valentine
Meet Me Tonight (1952)
as Henry Gow
The Happy Family (1952)
as Henry Lord
Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951)
as Thomas Clark
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
as Albert Pendlebury
One Wild Oat (1951)
as Alfred Gilbey
The Magic Box (1951)
as Broker's Man
Midnight Episode (1950)
Passport to Pimlico (1949)
as Arthur Pemberton
The Perfect Woman (1949)
as Ramshead
Another Shore (1948)
as Alastair McNeil
Noose (1948)
as Inspector Rendall
The Winslow Boy (1948)
as Comico
One Night with You (1948)
as Tramp
Hamlet (1948)
as Gravedigger
Snowbound (1948)
as Joe Wesson
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)
as Vincent Crummles
Meet Me at Dawn (1947)
as Emile Pollet
The Ballad of the Battered Bicycle (1947)
Carnival (1946)
as Charlie Raeburn
Wanted for Murder (1946)
as Sergeant Sullivan
Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
as Belzanor
Brief Encounter (1945)
as Albert Godby
The Way to the Stars (1945)
as Mr. Palmer
Champagne Charlie (1944)
as The Great Vance
The Way Ahead (1944)
as Pvt. Ted Brewer
This Happy Breed (1944)
as Bob Mitchell
Salute John Citizen (1942)
Major Barbara (1941)
as Policeman
Albert's Savings (1940)
as Himself
Cotton Queen (1937)
as Sam Owen
The Vicar of Bray (1937)
as The Vicar of Bray
Sam's Medal (1936)
Play Up the Band (1935)
as Sam Small
D’Ye Ken John Peel (1935)
as Sam Small
Squibs (1935)
as Constable Charley Lee
In Town Tonight (1935)
as Himself
Road House (1934)
as Donovan
Lily of Killarney (1934)
as Father O'Flynn
The Girl from Maxim's (1933)
as Mongicourt
Sleeping Car (1933)
as Francois
The Co-Optimists (1929)

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