Stan Laurel died on the 23rd of February 1965. He was 74. His cinema career spanned from the birth of films, to sound and colour.
Arthur Stanley Jefferson was born on 16th of June 1890 in Ullverston, Lancashire into a showbiz family.
Young Arthur and his family moved to Glasgow when his father became manager of the Metropole Theatre.
Learning his comic craft in the Music Halls he was a contemporary of Charlie Chaplin who he understudied for a time.
It was his move into films and eventually teaming up with Oliver Hardy that made him a movie icon as one part of Laurel and Hardy. Even to this day the comic genius of the duos films are still funny.
In 1961 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award for his pioneering work in comedy.