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Stan Laurel

Stan Laurel, circa 1920s

On this day in 1890, in Ulverston, Lancashire, comedian and writer Stan Laurel was born. One half of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team, his contribution to film history is immeasurable.

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Patric Knowles & Erol Flynn

Knowles (L) and Flynn (R)

Golden-era actor Patric Knowles had more than a passing resemblance to Warner Bros. Studio star Erol Flynn. The two were friends in real life, and made four films together; Charge Of The Light Brigade in 1936, and Robin Hood, Four’s A Crowd and The Sisters, all in 1938. 

While he was probably often thought of as Warner’s  B-movie Erol Flynn, he starred in numerous A-list movies, alongside Bette Davis, Abbott & Costello, William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Lucille Ball, to name a few. 

Knowles with Olivia De Havilland & Flynn.