Person Details

Birthday: 1890-10-01 07:47:47

Death: 1982-01-30 07:47:47

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Manor Park, London, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 39

TV Involvements: 2


Most Famous Work

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.

Most Famous Work

Tony Awards
Average
6

Tony Awards

(1956) Himself - Performer
My Fair Lady
Average
8

My Fair Lady

(1964) Alfred P. Doolittle
Hamlet
Average
8

Hamlet

(1948) Gravedigger
Brief Encounter
Average
8

Brief Encounter

(1945) Albert Godby
Ten Little Indians
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6

Ten Little Indians

(1965) Det. William Henry Blore
In Harm's Way
Average
7

In Harm's Way

(1965) Clayton Canfil
The Way Ahead
Average
6

The Way Ahead

(1944) Pvt. Ted Brewer
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Average
7

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1975 Mr. Mathews
1973 Poole der Butler
1972 The Great Vincento
1971 Judge Liffy
1970 Gravedigger
1969 Caretaker
Jason Carlyle
1968 N/A
Mr. Brown
1966 Park Gardener
Himself
1965 Det. William Henry Blore
Clayton Canfil
1964 Alfred P. Doolittle
Bellamy
1963 Self
1962 N/A
Himself
Narrator
1961 Mr. Cooksley
Fred Andrews
1960 himself
N/A
1959 MacDonagh
Kipper
1957 N/A
1956 Self - Performer
Captain Jack Montague
1955 The General
1954 Major George Crabb
1953 Sam Hollingsworth / Mr Lucifer
Charley Porter
Mr. Lockit
Walter Valentine
1952 Henry Gow
Henry Lord
Broker's Man
1951 Bellomy
Thomas Clark
Albert Pendlebury
Alfred Gilbey
1950 N/A
1949 Arthur Pemberton
Ramshead
1948 Gravedigger
Alastair McNeil
Inspector Rendall
Comico
Self
Tramp
Joe Wesson
1947 Vincent Crummles
Emile Pollet
N/A
1946 Charlie Raeburn
Sergeant Sullivan
1945 Belzanor
Albert Godby
Mr. Palmer
1944 The Great Vance
Pvt. Ted Brewer
Bob Mitchell
1942 N/A
1941 Policeman
1940 Himself
1937 Narrator / Sam Small (voice)
Sam Owen
The Vicar of Bray
Narrator / Sam Small / Noah (voice)
Narrator (voice)
1936 Narrator / Sam Small / Napoleon Bonaparte (voice)
Narrator / Sam Small (voice)
N/A
1935 Sam Small
Sam Small
Constable Charley Lee
Himself
Narrator / Sam Small (voice)
Narrator / Sam Small / Colonel / Colonel's Daughter (voice)
1934 Donovan
Policeman
Father O'Flynn
1933 Mongicourt
Francois
1929 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1936 Writer
1935 Writer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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