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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.

 

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

 

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 69

Birthday 1890-10-01

Day of Death 1982-01-30

Place of Birth Manor Park, London, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1975 Journey Into Fear as Mr. Mathews
1973 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Poole der Butler
1972 Up the Front as The Great Vincento
1971 Flight of the Doves as Judge Liffy
1970 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes as Gravedigger
1969 Run a Crooked Mile as Caretaker
1969 Target: Harry as Jason Carlyle
1968 Thingumybob (8 episodes)
1968 Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter as Mr. Brown
1966 The Sandwich Man as Park Gardener
1966 The Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner as Himself
1965 Ten Little Indians as Det. William Henry Blore
1964 My Fair Lady as Alfred P. Doolittle
1964 The Fantasticks
1962 Our Man Higgins (31 episodes)
1962 The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe as Himself
1962 The Third Sam as Narrator
1961 On the Fiddle as Mr. Cooksley
1961 No Love for Johnnie as Fred Andrews
1960 Hello London as himself
1959 No Trees in the Street as Kipper
1959 Alive and Kicking as MacDonagh
1956 Jumping for Joy as Captain Jack Montague
1955 An Alligator Named Daisy as The General
1954 Fast and Loose as Major George Crabb
1953 Meet Mr Lucifer as Sam Hollingsworth / Mr Lucifer
1953 A Day to Remember as Charley Porter
1953 The Beggar's Opera as Mr. Lockit
1953 The Titfield Thunderbolt as Walter Valentine
1952 Meet Me Tonight as Henry Gow
1952 The Happy Family as Henry Lord
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1951 Lady Godiva Rides Again as Thomas Clark
1951 The Lavender Hill Mob as Albert Pendlebury
1951 One Wild Oat as Alfred Gilbey
1951 The Magic Box as Broker's Man
1950 Midnight Episode
1949 Passport to Pimlico as Arthur Pemberton
1949 The Perfect Woman as Ramshead
1948 Another Shore as Alastair McNeil
1948 Noose as Inspector Rendall
1948 The Winslow Boy as Comico
1948 One Night with You as Tramp
1948 Hamlet as Gravedigger
1948 Snowbound as Joe Wesson
1947 The Tony Awards (1 episode) as Performer
1947 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby as Vincent Crummles
1947 Meet Me at Dawn as Emile Pollet
1947 The Ballad of the Battered Bicycle
1946 Carnival as Charlie Raeburn
1946 Wanted for Murder as Sergeant Sullivan
1945 Brief Encounter as Albert Godby
1945 The Way to the Stars as Mr. Palmer
1944 Champagne Charlie as The Great Vance
1944 The Way Ahead as Pvt. Ted Brewer
1944 This Happy Breed as Bob Mitchell
1942 Salute John Citizen
1941 Major Barbara as Policeman
1937 Cotton Queen as Sam Owen
1937 The Vicar of Bray as The Vicar of Bray
1936 Sam's Medal
1935 Play Up the Band as Sam Small
1935 Squibs as Constable Charley Lee
1935 In Town Tonight as Himself
1934 Road House as Donovan
1934 Lily of Killarney as Father O'Flynn
1933 The Girl from Maxim's as Mongicourt
1933 Sleeping Car as Francois
1929 The Co-Optimists

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