An American comedy duo consisting of Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson) ( 1890–1965) and Oliver Hardy ( 1892–1957). British-born Stan Laurel played the scatterbrained and often tearful innocent, Oliver Hardy his pompous, overbearing, and frequently exasperated friend. They brought their distinctive slapstick comedy to many films from 1927 onwards.
Definition of Laurel and Hardy in:
- The US English dictionary