Stanley Holloway

English actor Stanley Holloway

Stanley Augustus Holloway, OBE 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 comic monologues and songs, which he performed and recorded throughout most of his 70-year career. Born in London, Holloway pursued a career as a clerk in his teen years.
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'My Fair Lady' Blu-ray Detailed - High-Def Digest
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The musical starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway was nominated for twelve Academy Awards and won eight including Best Actor (Harrison), Best Art/Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Music, Best Sound,
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My Fair Lady - Chicago Reader
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... Hepburn (though her singing voice is dubbed) is an enchanting presence and a clever actress. The ending has been criticized, but I find Cukor's stroke of anticlimax impeccable. With Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, and Gladys Cooper. 170 min
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Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents My Fair Lady 9/22-11/27, 12/28-1/29 - Broadway World
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The 1964 film which won several Oscars, including Best Picture, starred Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway and Audrey Hepburn. The WBT production, stars Jennifer Babiak as Eliza Doolittle, Tom Galantich as Henry Higgins, and William McCauley as Colonel
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Lavender Hill Mob screening - Antrim Times
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All goes according to plan with the assistance of Stanley Holloway, Sydney james and Alfie Bass until the Towers reach France and go on sale instead of storage. Mayhem ensues as they chase the bullion back to the Channel in an attempt to retrieve the
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Titans hope for sweeping improvement on 'D' - McDowell News
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(Back row) Stanley Holloway, Noah Dunham, Ezekiel Edwards, Alex Mayes, Tyler Radford, Devin Carr, Sammy Santes, Michael Rich and Rhys Byrd. While it isn't possible yet to predict how much better the McDowell Titans will be on defense in 2011 than they
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Swan's slippery surplus slope - Business Spectator
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... considerably more benign than that of most other Western countries (in part because of that fiscal response), returning the budget to surplus has been the 'right and proper thing to do' (as Stanley Holloway's Alfred P Doolittle might have put it)
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My Fair Lady and Little Big Man Heading to Blu-ray - Blu-ray.com
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In an early announcement to retailers, Paramount Pictures has revealed that it will release on Blu-ray George Cukor's My Fair Lady (1964), starring Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, and Stanley Holloway, and Arthur Penn's Little Big Man (1970),
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Let's get animated: 'Rango,' 'Rio' - VillageSoup Belfast (blog)
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Well, the co-star is Stanley Holloway (born in 1890 and famous for “My Fair Lady” on stage). There actually are two Mrs. Browns and two daughters in this film. One Mrs. Brown in the Greyhound dog that Tony Tulley (Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits) wants
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Simon Callow in Tuesday at Tescos, Assembly Hall - review - Evening Standard
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Neither the voice he assumes for Pauline - Hyacinth Bucket on Red Bull - nor his father - Stanley Holloway with the grumps - sound even vaguely natural. Director Simon Stokes adds the distraction of a pianist tinkling idly and unfathomably away
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Showers do nothing to spoil group's garden party - Lutterworth Today
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“The entertainment was provided by the Monologue Man, also known as John Tearne, who managed to recall days gone by with popular renditions from Stanley Holloway, Joyce Greenfell and Tom Lehrer – ending with Piddling Pete
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The gentle, trusting Britain that lives for ever in an Ealing comedy - Telegraph.co.uk
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Sid James and Alfie Bass, the professional villains recruited as accomplices, are quite happy to let Guinness and Stanley Holloway take the stolen gold for sale in France, waiting behind in London for their own share of the proceeds (one of Bass's
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The Lavender Hill Mob — review - The Guardian
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Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway in the Lavender Hill Mob. Photograph: Cine Text/Sportsphoto Ltd. / Allstar First seen in the summer of 1951, year of the Festival of Britain, this heist spoof is one of the most glorious gems in the Ealing crown, ... -
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This week's new films - The Guardian
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(Charles Crichton, 1951, UK) Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James. 81 mins Restored version of the Ealing perennial, elegantly laying out a very British heist by genteel Guinness and his criminal associates. Anjelica Huston, Richard E Grant and
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The Lavender Hill Mob Review - The Film Pilgrim
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He is ably supported by Stanley Holloway as his bumbling partner in crime and together they make a fine comic double act. In fact, the two actors supporting them, Sid James and Alfie Bass are almost reduced to playing the straight men, despite their
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Rihanna Shaken In Happy Slapping Incident At Sandwich British Open Golf ... - The Spoof (satire)
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Detective Inspector Stanley Holloway, of the police said that they would be investigating the happy slapping incident as soon as they've finished their tea. At this point, it hasn't been ascertained whether there may be a connection between the happy
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Cream of the cockney crop - The Guardian (blog)
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Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway in The Lavender Hill Mob. Photograph: Cine Text/Allstar/Sportsphoto Ltd Like the perfect eccentric elderly relative you always wanted as a child (rather than your actual nan), it's always a pleasure to welcome back
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Cornish Floral Dance: a fuzzy custom - The Guardian
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Further versions appeared from Stanley Holloway, Julie Andrews and folk band the Yetties. The tune took on a new lease of life, though, from the mid-70s, when it became a brass band standard. In 1975 West Yorkshire's venerable Brighouse and Rastrick
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 91
    Holloway died of a stroke at the Nightingale Nursing Home in Littlehampton, West Sussex, on 30 January 1982, aged 91.
    Holloway's second marriage lasted over 40 years until his death in 1982.
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  • 1980
    Age 89
    He made his last appearance performing at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium in 1980, aged 89.
  • 1977
    Age 86
    Holloway continued to perform until well into his eighties, touring Asia and Australia in 1977 together with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and David Langton in The Pleasure of His Company, by Samuel A. Taylor and Cornelia Otis Skinner.
  • 1973
    Age 82
    He returned to Shaw and Canada, playing the central character Walter/William in You Never Can Tell in 1973.
  • 1972
    Age 81
    He made what he considered his West End debut as a straight actor in Siege by David Ambrose at the Cambridge Theatre in 1972, co-starring with Alastair Sim and Michael Bryant.
  • 1970
    Age 79
    In 1970, Holloway began an association with the Shaw Festival in Canada, playing Burgess in Candida.
  • 1967
    Age 76
    Holloway appeared for the first time in a major British television series in the BBC's 1967 adaptation of P. G. Wodehouse's Blandings Castle stories, playing Beach, the butler, to Ralph Richardson's Lord Emsworth.
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  • 1965
    Age 74
    He also appeared in the 1965 war film In Harm's Way, together with John Wayne and Kirk Douglas.
  • 1964
    Age 73
    In 1964 he again appeared on stage in Philadelphia in Cool Off!, a short-lived Faustian spoof.
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  • 1962
    Age 71
    In 1962 Holloway played the role of an English butler called Higgins in a US television sitcom called Our Man Higgins.
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    In 1962, Holloway took part in a studio recording of Oliver! with Alma Cogan and Violet Carson, in which he played Fagin.
  • 1960
    Age 69
    Holloway was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1960 New Year's Honours list for his services to entertainment.
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  • 1959
    Age 68
    His notable films around this time included Alive and Kicking in 1959, co-starring Sybil Thorndike and Kathleen Harrison, and No Love for Johnnie in 1961 opposite Peter Finch.
  • 1956
    Age 65
    Holloway had a long association with the show, appearing in the original 1956 Broadway production at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, the 1958 London version at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and the film version in 1964, which he undertook instead of the role of Admiral Bloom in Mary Poppins that he had been offered the same year.
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    In 1956 Holloway created the role of Alfred P. Doolittle in the original Broadway production of My Fair Lady.
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    Holloway's film career continued simultaneously with his stage work; one example was the 1956 comedy Jumping for Joy.
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  • 1954
    Age 63
    In 1954 Holloway joined the Old Vic theatre company to play Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, with Robert Helpmann as Oberon and Moira Shearer as Titania.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1948
    Age 57
    In 1948 Holloway toured for six months in Australia around Melbourne and in New Zealand supported by the band leader Billy Mayerl.
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  • 1944
    Age 53
    Holloway also starred in a series of films for Ealing Studios, beginning with Champagne Charlie in 1944 alongside Tommy Trinder.
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  • 1941
    Age 50
    In 1941 Holloway took a character part in Gabriel Pascal's film of Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara, in which he played a policeman.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1940
    Age 49
    On stage during the war years, Holloway appeared in revues, first Up and Doing, with Henson, Binnie Hale and Cyril Ritchard in 1940 and 1941, and then Fine and Dandy, with Henson, Dorothy Dickson, Douglas Byng and Graham Payn.
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  • 1939
    Age 48
    On 2 January 1939, Holloway married a 25-year-old actress and former chorus dancer named Violet Marion Lane (1913–1997) and they moved to Marylebone.
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    On the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 Holloway was 49, too old for active service.
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  • 1934
    Age 43
    In December 1934, Holloway made his first appearance in pantomime, playing Abanazar in Aladdin.
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    He started his association with the filmmakers Ealing Studios in 1934, appearing in the fifth Gracie Fields picture Sing As We Go.
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    Beginning in 1934, Holloway appeared in a series of British films, three of which featured his creation Sam Small.
  • 1932
    Age 41
    In 1932 Harry S. Pepper, with Holloway and others, revived the White Coons Concert Party show for BBC Radio.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1930
    Age 39
    When The Co-Optimists re-formed in 1930, he rejoined that company, now at the Savoy Theatre, and at the same venue appeared in Savoy Follies in 1931, where he introduced to London audiences the monologue The Lion and Albert.
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  • 1929
    Age 38
    In 1929 Holloway played another leading role in musical comedy, Lieutenant Richard Manners in Song of the Sea, and later that year he performed in the revue Coo-ee, with Billy Bennett, Dorothy Dickson and Claude Hulbert.
  • 1928
    Age 37
    Holloway began regularly performing monologues, both on stage and on record, in 1928, with his own creation, Sam Small, in Sam, Sam, Pick oop thy Musket.
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  • 1927
    Age 36
    After The Co-Optimists disbanded in 1927, Holloway played at the London Hippodrome in Vincent Youmans's musical comedy Hit the Deck as Bill Smith, a performance judged by The Times to be "invested with many shrewd touches of humanity".
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  • 1924
    Age 33
    In 1924 he made his first gramophone discs, recording for HMV two songs from The Co-Optimists: "London Town" and "Memory Street".
  • 1923
    Age 32
    In 1923 Holloway established himself as a BBC Radio performer.
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  • 1921
    Age 30
    From June 1921, Holloway had considerable success in The Co-Optimists, a concert party formed with performers whom he had met during the war in France, which The Times called "an all-star 'pierrot' entertainment in the West-end."
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    Holloway made his film debut in a 1921 silent comedy called The Rotters.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1919
    Age 28
    Following its provincial success, The Disorderly Room was given a West End production at the Victoria Palace Theatre in late 1919, in which Holloway starred alongside Henson and Tom Walls.
    On being demobilised on 1 May 1919, Holloway returned to London and resumed his singing and acting career, finding success in two West End musicals at the Winter Garden Theatre.
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  • 1916
    Age 25
    He was stationed in Cork and initially fought against Sinn Féin during the Easter Rising of 1916.
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  • 1915
    Age 24
    In December 1915 he was commissioned as a subaltern because of his previous training as a private in the London Rifle Brigade.
  • 1914
    Age 23
    Holloway and Queenie had four children: Joan, born on Holloway's 24th birthday in 1914, Patricia (b. 1920), John (1925–2013) and Mary (b. 1928).
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    At the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, he decided to return to England, but his departure was delayed for six weeks due to his contract with the troupe.
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    In the early months of 1914, Holloway made his first visit to the US and then went to Buenos Aires and Valparaíso with the concert party The Grotesques.
  • 1913
    Age 22
    He married Queenie in November 1913.
    Later in 1913, Holloway decided to train as an operatic baritone, and so he went to Italy to take singing lessons from Ferdinando Guarino in Milan.
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    In 1913 Holloway was recruited by the comedian Leslie Henson to feature as a support in Henson's more prestigious concert party called Nicely, Thanks.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1910
    Age 19
    Holloway's stage career began in 1910, when he travelled to Walton-on-the-Naze to audition for The White Coons Show, a concert party variety show arranged and produced by Will C. Pepper, father of Harry S. Pepper, with whom Holloway later starred in The Co-Optimists.
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  • 1907
    Age 16
    A year later, he became a clerk at Billingsgate Fish Market, where he remained for two years before commencing training as an infantry soldier in the London Rifle Brigade in 1907.
  • 1904
    Age 13
    He began performing part-time as Master Stanley Holloway – The Wonderful Boy Soprano from 1904, singing sentimental songs such as "The Lost Chord".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1890
    Born
    Born in 1890.
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