12, 1950 - Oliver Hardy appears in Riding
High without Stan.
- Roach releases L&H films to television.
12, 1951 - Atoll
K is released in Europe. This was to be the
last film together.
19, 1952 - Sam Lufkin, who appeared in 39 L&H
at the age of 59.
25, 1952 - Laurel and Hardy begin their second British
sketch "A Spot of Trouble."
5, 1952 - Tough guy Walter Long, who worked with the
Us and Going
Bye-Bye, passes away in Los Angeles, California.
29, 1952 - The second British tour
9, 1953 - James Finlayson, a veteran of 33 comedies
with the boys,
of a heart attack in Hollywood, California, at the age of
11, 1953 - Laurel and Hardy go on the third and final
the sketch "Birds of a Feather."
30, 1953 - John McCabe meets Stan & Babe while
18, 1954 - Oliver Hardy has a mild heart attack
while on tour in England.
30, 1954 - The Laurels and the Hardys leave England
for the last time,
for Los Angeles.
1, 1954 - Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are featured
is Your Life.
1954 - Atoll
K is released in the United States under the title
9, 1955 - The BBC program "This is Music Hall"
presents a recorded
with the boys sending their best from America.
15, 1956 - Oliver Hardy suffers a massive
7, 1957 - Oliver Hardy passes away in North
the age of 65.
1, 1958 - Vivien Oakland, best remembered as the judge's
Scram and the
sheriff's wife in Way
Out West, dies in Hollywood, California.
21, 1959 - Our Gang's Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer is shot to
death in an
with his ex-partner over $50.
7, 1959 - Charlie Hall, the little tough guy who
appeared in 47
with the boys, dies in Hollywood at the age of 60.
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