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County sorry for Laurel birthplace gaffe

BISHOP AUCKLAND, England, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Officials in an English county said they don't have the money to reprint 50,000 brochures that falsely claim comedian Stan Laurel was born in the area.

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Stan Laurel letters on auction block

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Sometimes sad letters from the late English funny man Stan Laurel to a faithful fan are going up for auction in Scotland

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2006 with 347 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2005 with 347 to follow.
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Rare Laurel and Hardy German film found

MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Munich, Germany, Film Museum officials have found a rare 1931 movie starring comedy duo Laurel and Hardy speaking in German, it was reported Monday.

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An Albany, N.Y., area dealership created an ad honoring U.S. presidents who've been assassinated as a way of showing the dealership was "assassinating high prices."
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2004 with 348 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2003 with 347 to follow.
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Global View: 2003, another fine mess

QUERETARO, Mexico, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- "Here's another fine mess you've gotten me into," Oliver Hardy was wont to say to Stan Laurel. In 2003 the high hopes a new year brings are likely swiftly to gi
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent
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Oliver Hardy (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor famous as one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted nearly 30 years, from 1927 to 1955.

Oliver Hardy was born Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia. His father, Oliver, was a Confederate veteran wounded at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. After his demobilization as a recruiting officer for Company K, 16th Georgia Regiment, the elder Oliver Hardy assisted his father in running the vestiges of the family cotton plantation, bought a share in a retail business and was elected full-time Tax Collector for Columbia County. His mother, Emily Norvell, the daughter of Thomas Benjamin Norvell and Mary Freeman, was descended from Captain Hugh Norvell of Williamsburg, Virginia. Her family arrived in Virginia before 1635. Their marriage took place on March 12, 1890; it was the second marriage for the widow Emily, and the third for Oliver. He was of paternal English American descent and maternal Scottish American descent.

The family moved to Madison in 1891, before Norvell’s birth. Norvell’s mother owned a house in Harlem, which was either empty or tenanted by her mother. It is probable that Norvell was born in Harlem, though some sources say it was in his mother’s home town, Covington. His father died less than a year after his birth. Hardy was the youngest of five. As a child, Hardy was sometimes difficult. He was sent to Georgia Military College in Milledgeville as a youngster. In the 1905/1906 school year, fall semester (September–January), when he was 13, Hardy was sent to Young Harris College in north Georgia. However, he was in the junior high component of that institution (the equivalent of high school today), not the two-year college which exists today.

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