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Stanley Holloway (1890–1982)


Stanley Holloway was born on October 1, 1890 in Manor Park, London, England as Stanley Augustus Holloway. He was an actor, known for My Fair Lady (1964), Brief Encounter (1945) and The Lavender Hill Mob (1951). He was married to Violet Lane and Alice Mary Laure Foran. He died on January 30, 1982 in Littlehampton, England. See full bio »

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Known For

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady Alfred P. Doolittle
(1964)
Brief Encounter
Brief Encounter Albert Godby
(1945)
The Lavender Hill Mob
(1951)
Our Man Higgins
Our Man Higgins Higgins / Higgans
(1962-1963)

Filmography

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 1975 Journey Into Fear
Mr. Mathews
 1973 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie)
Poole
 1972 Up the Front
The Great Vincento
 1971 Flight of the Doves
Judge Liffy
 1970 The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens (TV Movie)
Mr. Vuffin
 1969 Run a Crooked Mile (TV Movie)
Caretaker
 1969 Target: Harry
Jason Carlyle
 1968 Thingumybob (TV Series)
Bob Bridge
- Episode dated 18 August 1968 (1968) ... Bob Bridge
- Episode dated 9 August 1968 (1968) ... Bob Bridge
 1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Norman Dodd
- The Ballad of the Artificial Mash (1968) ... Norman Dodd
 1965-1967 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Sir Whitecliff of Dover / Eggcup Tycoon
- Saddle Sores on the Old Corral (1967) ... Sir Whitecliff of Dover
- Goofy Goofy Gander (1965) ... Eggcup Tycoon
 1967 Blandings Castle (TV Series)
Beach
- Pig Hoo-oo-ey! (1967) ... Beach
- Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best (1967) ... Beach
- The Great Pumpkin Crisis (1967) ... Beach
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1967)
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Park Gardener
 1965 Ten Little Indians
William Blore
 1965 In Harm's Way
Clayton Canfil
 1964 My Fair Lady
Alfred P. Doolittle
 1964 The Fantasticks (TV Movie)
Bellamy
 1962-1963 Our Man Higgins (TV Series)
Higgins / Higgans
- The Dance (1963) ... Higgans
- Love Is Dandy (1963) ... Higgins
- Who's on First? (1963) ... Higgins
- The Education of Harry Barker (1963) ... Higgins
- Delinquent for a Day (1963) ... Higgins
 1961 Operation Snafu
Mr Cooksley
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
Fred Andrews
 1960 An Arabian Night (TV Movie)
Ibrahim
 1960 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Pooh Bah
- The Mikado (1960) ... Pooh Bah
 1959 Alive and Kicking
MacDonagh
 1959 No Trees in the Street
Kipper
 1956 Jumping for Joy
Captain Jack Montague
 1955 An Alligator Named Daisy
The General
 1954 Fast and Loose
Major George Crabb
 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer
Mr. Hollingsworth / Mr. Lucifer
 1953 A Day to Remember
Charley Porter
 1953 The Beggar's Opera
Mr. Lockit
 1953 The Titfield Thunderbolt
Valentine
 1952 Tonight at 8:30
Henry Gow: Fumed Oak
 1952 Mr. Lord Says No
Henry Lord
 1951 The Magic Box
Broker's Man
 1951 Bikini Baby
Mr. Clark
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
Pendlebury
 1951 One Wild Oat
Alfred Gilbey
 1950 Midnight Episode
Professor Prince
 1949 The Perfect Woman
Ramshead
 1949 Passport to Pimlico
Arthur Pemberton
 1948 Another Shore
Alastair
 1948 The Silk Noose
Insp. Kendall
 1948 The Winslow Boy
Stanley Holloway
 1948 Hamlet
Gravedigger
 1948 One Night with You
Tramp
 1948 Snowbound
Wesson
 1947 Meet Me at Dawn
Emile Pollet
 1947 The Ballad of the Battered Bicycle (Short)
Narrator
 1946 Carnival
Charlie Raeburn
 1946 Wanted for Murder
Sgt. Sullivan
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
Belzanor
 1945 Brief Encounter
Albert Godby
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
Mr Palmer
 1944 Champagne Charlie
The Great Vance
 1944 The Way Ahead
Pte. Ted Brewer
 1944 This Happy Breed
Bob Mitchell
 1943 Worker and Warfront No. 8 (Short)
Narrator
 1942 Salute John Citizen
Oskey
 1941 Major Barbara
Policeman
 1939 Sam Goes Shopping (Short)
Narrator
 1937 Sam Small Leaves Town
Richard Manning
 1937 Cotton Queen
Sam Owen
 1937 The Vicar of Bray
The Vicar of Bray
 1937 Song of the Forge
Joe / Sir William Barrett
 1937 Three Ha'pence a Foot (Short)
Narrator / Sam Small / Noah (voice)
 1937 The Lion and Albert (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1937 Co-operette (Short)
Sam Small
 1937 Gunner Sam (Short)
Narrator / Sam Small (voice)
 1937 Our Island Nation (Documentary)
Chief Petty Officer George Barber
 1936 Beat the Retreat (Short)
Narrator / Sam Small / Napoleon Bonaparte (voice)
 1936 Halt, Who Goes There? (Short)
Narrator / Sam Small (voice)
 1936 Sam's Medal (Short)
Narrator / Sam Small / Monarch (voice)
 1935 Play Up the Band
Sam Small
 1935 Squibs
Constable Charley Lee
 1935 D'Ye Ken John Peel?
Sam Small
 1935 Drummed Out (Short)
Narrator / Sam Small / Colonel / ...
 1935 Sam and His Musket (Short)
Narrator / Sam Small (voice)
 1934 Road House
Donovan
 1934 Sing As We Go!
Policeman
 1934 The Girl Thief
PC
 1934 The Bride of the Lake
Father O'Flynn
 1933 The Girl from Maxim's
Mongicourt
 1933 Sleeping Car
Francois
 1921 The Rotters
Arthur Wait
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He acted in Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, "My Fair Lady," at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England with Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Zena Dare, Robert Coote, Margaret Halstan, Peter Gilmore, Bob Chisholm, Max Oldaker, and Mostyn Evans in the cast. Moss Hart was director. Cecil Beaton was costume ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

He almost backed out of the original Broadway production of "My Fair Lady" during rehearsals when he felt that director Moss Hart wasn't paying enough attention to his character. Finally Hart took him aside and said, "Look, Stanley, I am rehearsing a girl who has never played a major role in her life, and an actor who has never sung on the stage in his life. You have done both. If you feel ... See more »

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