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Babe: the Life of Oliver Hardy

Babe: the Life of Oliver Hardy

Book review of Babe: the Life of Oliver Hardy

Editorial review of Babe: the Life of Oliver Hardy

Babe: the Life of Oliver HardyBuy from Amazon.com┬áIn this affectionate biography, John McCabe traces the life and times of one of America’s best-loved comics. Oliver “Babe” Hardy had been destined for a legal career, but he was obsessed with the motion picture industry and eventually moved to Hollywood. By the mid-1920s, he was working as an all-purpose comic at the legendary Hal Roach studio. Laurel and Hardy’s partnership with the pioneer filmmaker and producer began in 1926. Within a year of their first appearance, they were being touted as the new comedy duo. (more…)

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