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Stanley J. "Tiny" Sandford (February 26, 1894 – October 29, 1961) was a tall, burly actor who is best remembered for his roles in Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin films. He was usually cast as a comic heavy, and often played policemen, doormen, prizefighters, or bullies.

Sandford was born in Osage, Iowa. After working in stock theater he began acting in movies around 1910. He appeared in The Gold Rush with Charlie Chaplin, who became one of his best friends. His Charlie Chaplin movies include The Circus (1928) and Modern Times (1936), where he plays "Big Bill". His films with Laurel and Hardy include Big Business (1929), Double Whoopee (1929), The Chimp (1932), and Our Relations (1936). Sandford also acted in Way Out West, but his sequence was cut from the final take.

He also appeared in dramas such as The World's Champion (1922) and The Iron Mask (1929).

He retired from acting in 1940, the year he had a very small role Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator. He died in Los Angeles, California on October 29, 1961.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Stanley J. "Tiny" Sandford (February 26, 1894 – October 29, 1961) was a tall, burly actor who is best remembered for his roles in Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin films. He was usually cast as a comic heavy, and often played policemen, doormen, prizefighters, or bullies.

Sandford was born in Osage, Iowa. After working in stock theater he began acting in movies around 1910. He appeared in The Gold Rush with Charlie Chaplin, who became one of his best friends. His Charlie Chaplin movies include The Circus (1928) and Modern Times (1936), where he plays "Big Bill". His films with Laurel and Hardy include Big Business (1929), Double Whoopee (1929), The Chimp (1932), and Our Relations (1936). Sandford also acted in Way Out West, but his sequence was cut from the final take.

He also appeared in dramas such as The World's Champion (1922) and The Iron Mask (1929).

He retired from acting in 1940, the year he had a very small role Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator. He died in Los Angeles, California on October 29, 1961.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Tiny Sandford, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1894-02-26

Day of Death 1961-10-29

Place of Birth Osage, Iowa, USA

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Also Known As

  • Tiny Stanford
  • Stanley Standford
  • Tiny Sanford
  • Stanley Sanford
  • Stanley J. Sanford
  • Stanley Sandford
  • Stanley J. Sandford
  • S.J. Sandford

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1940 A Trailer Tragedy as Tiny
1940 The Great Dictator as Soldier in 1918 Tomainia (uncredited)
1940 Florian as Laundry Foreman
1938 A Clean Sweep as Janitor
1937 Blossoms On Broadway as Workman (uncredited)
1936 Mummy's Boys as Construction Foreman
1936 Sutter's Gold as San Francisco Troublemaker
1936 Modern Times as Big Bill
1935 Ship Cafe as Stoker (uncredited)
1935 The Timid Young Man as Mortimer
1935 Here Comes the Band as Comedian
1935 Treasure Blues as Moving Man (uncredited)
1934 Babes in Toyland as Dunker (uncredited)
1934 Going Bye-Bye! as Man in Courtroom
1934 Another Wild Idea as Large Policeman
1934 The Undie-World as T.N.T. Room Bouncer
1934 Queen Christina as Cook at the Inn (uncredited)
1933 Busy Bodies as Shop Foreman (uncredited)
1933 Beauty and the Bus as Irate Truck Driver (as Tiny Sanford)
1933 The Midnight Patrol as Policeman
1933 Rainbow Ranch as Brawler at dance
1933 The Warrior's Husband as Hercules
1932 Washington Merry-Go-Round as Worker
1932 Hot Spot as Policeman (uncredited)
1932 Too Many Women as Sadie's Bridegroom (uncredited)
1932 This Is the Night as Porter (uncredited)
1932 Sealskins as Jocko's Keeper
1931 Come Clean as Doorman
1931 Pardon Us as Prison Guard Shields (as Stanley J. Sanford)
1931 Spuk um Mitternacht as Policeman Müller
1931 Second Hand Kisses as Traffic Cop
1931 High Gear as Wilbur the Chauffeur (uncredited)
1930 Doctor's Orders as Cop
1930 The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case as Policeman (uncredited)
1930 Doughboys as Bit (uncredited)
1930 Fifty Million Husbands as Hillary Sandford
1930 La vida nocturna as Waiter (uncredited)
1930 Blotto as Headwaiter
1930 Noche de duendes as Agente de uniforme
1929 The Hoose-Gow as Warden
1929 Double Whoopee as Policeman
1929 Big Business as Policeman
1929 The Iron Mask as Porthos
1928 Their Purple Moment as Waiter (as S.J. Sandford)
1928 From Soup to Nuts as Mr. Culpepper
1928 Flying Elephants as Hulking Caveman
1928 Leave 'Em Laughing as Dental Patient (uncredited)
1928 The Circus as The Head Property Man
1927 Flaming Fathers as Policeman at Pier (uncredited)
1927 Dizzy Sights
1927 The Second Hundred Years as Prison Guard (as Stanley Sandford)
1927 Sailors, Beware! as Man in robe (uncredited)
1927 The Sting of Stings as Big Man
1927 Love My Dog as P. Fulton, attorney at law
1926 45 Minutes from Hollywood as Train Conductor (uncredited)
1926 The Cruise of the Jasper B as Big Mover
1926 Crazy Like a Fox as Conductor (uncredited)
1925 The Gold Rush as Barman (uncredited)
1925 Confessions of a Queen
1922 The World's Champion as Lord Brockington (as Stanley J. Sandford)
1917 The Adventurer as Policeman (uncredited)
1916 The Floorwalker as Minor Role (uncredited)

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