Oliver "Babe" Hardy (Harlem, Georgia 1892 - North Hollywood, California 1957) was born Norvell Hardy. He was one-half of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel made more than 110 films.
Laurel and Hardy's partnership at the Hal Roach studio began in 1926. Within a year of their first joint appearance, they were being touted as the new comedy team. After collaborating on many silent films, they took the transition to the talking film in stride. As their success spread throughout the world, they began making feature films as well and won an Oscar for their short subject entitled "The Music Box" (1932). Laurel & Hardy
Hardy appeared in two films without Stan Laurel, The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) and Riding High (1950).
Nickname: Cupid Hardy.