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Stanley Holloway Edit Profile

actor

Stanley Holloway, British actor. Decorated Order British Empire. member Co-Optimists (concert party), 1921-1927.

Background

Holloway, Stanley was born on October 1, 1890 in London, England. Son of George and Florence (Bell) Holloway.

Education

Graduate Worshipful Company of Carpenter’s School, London, 1905.

Career

Boy Choirister, 1903-1906. Student singing, Milan, Italy, 1914. Appeared musical comedies London including Hit the Deck, 1927.

An original member Co-Optimists (concert party), 1921-1927. Motion pictures include Hamlet, 1947, Lavender Hill Mob, 1950, Brief Encounter, 1945, This Happy Breed, 1943, The Way Ahead, 1943. Appeared Metropolitan Opera Company production Midsummer Nights Dream, 1954.

Originated role of Mr Doolittle in My Fair Lady, 1956, same role in film version. Television series Blandings Castle, 1967. Films Mistress Brown You Have a Lovely Daughter.

Run A Crooked Mile, 1969, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, 1969, The Flight of the Doves, 1970. Played in Bernard Show Festival, Canada, 1970. Played Burgess in Candida.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Wiv A Little Bit of Luck, 1967.

Membership

Member Co-Optimists (concert party), 1921-1927.

Connections

Married Violet Marion Lane, January 2, 1939.

father:
George Holloway

mother:
Florence (Bell) Holloway

spouse:
Violet Marion Lane