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This Day in Georgia History

August 07, 1957

Oliver Hardy Died

Born in 1892 in Harlem, Georgia, Oliver Hardy - the rotund half of the Laurel and Hardy duo - died on this day in North Hollywood California. During his film career (1913-1950), Hardy appeared in 190 movies. He had spent much of his youth in Georgia, including a time in Milledgeville. The image is from a Milledgeville newspaper of July 21, 1908 in which Oliver “Fatty” Hardy is listed as the first baseman in a baseball game between single and married men. Hardy was on the singles team.

Image of "Fatty" Hardy at First
Digital Library of Georgia
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