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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy made over 100 films together (including features, shorts and cameo appearances). Laurel started in the film business in 1917, and Hardy had begun in 1914. They were first united on screen in 1921, but they didn't really become a team until 1926. From that point forward, they worked almost exclusively as a comedy duo, though there were a few times when they worked separately. The 1930s were the years when they achieved their greatest fame under contract to producer Hal Roach. Hits and leading ladies during this decade included BEAU HUNKS, a short film with Jean Harlow; THE DEVIL'S BROTHER, a feature with Thelma Todd; and THE FLYING DEUCES, another feature, this time with Jean Parker. The boys would see their popularity decline in the 1940s but continued their side-splitting act and still made occasional films into the 1950s. And though he lived until 1965, Laurel officially retired in 1957 after the death of Hardy.
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