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Stanley Augustus Holloway Net Worth

Stanley Augustus Holloway Net Worth is
$18 Million

Stanley Augustus Holloway Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Stanley Augustus Holloway, OBE (1 October 1890 – 30 January 1982) was an English stage and film actor, comedian, singer, poet and monologist. He was famous for his comic and character roles on stage and screen, especially that of Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. He was also renowned for his comic monologues and songs which he performed and recorded throughout most of his 70-year career.Born in London, Holloway pursued a career as a clerk in his teen years. He made early stage appearances before infantry service in the First World War, after which he had his first major theatre success starring in Kissing Time when the musical transferred to the West End from Broadway. In 1921, he joined a concert party, The Co-Optimists, and his career began to flourish. At first, he was employed chiefly as a singer, but his skills as an actor and reciter of comic monologues were soon recognised. Characters from his monologues such as Sam Small, invented by Holloway, and Albert Ramsbottom, created for him by Marriott Edgar, were absorbed into popular British culture, and Holloway developed a following for the recordings of his many monologues. By the 1930s, he was in demand to star in variety, pantomime and musical comedy, including several revues.Following the outbreak of the Second World War, Holloway made short propaganda films on behalf of the British Film Institute and Pathé News and took character parts in a series of war films including Major Barbara, The Way Ahead, This Happy Breed and The Way to the Stars. After the war, he appeared in the film Brief Encounter and made a series of films for Ealing Studios, including Passport to Pimlico, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Titfield Thunderbolt.In 1956 he was cast as the irresponsible Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady, a role that he played on Broadway, the West End and in the film version in 1964. The role brought him international fame, and his performances earned him nominations for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In his later years, Holloway appeared in television series in the UK and the US, toured in revues, appeared in stage plays in Britain, Canada, Australia and the US, and continued to make films into his eighties. Holloway was married twice and had five children, including the actor Julian Holloway.
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Full NameStanley Holloway
Date Of BirthOctober 1, 1890
Died1982-01-30
Place Of BirthManor Park, London, England, UK
Height5' 7" (1.7 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Writer
NationalityBritish
SpouseViolet Lane, Alice Foran
ChildrenJulian Holloway, Joan Holloway, John Holloway, Patricia Holloway, Mary Holloway
ParentsFlorence May, George Augustus Holloway
SiblingsMillie Holloway
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
MoviesMy Fair Lady, Brief Encounter, The Lavender Hill Mob, Passport to Pimlico, The Titfield Thunderbolt, The Way Ahead, Hamlet, In Harm's Way, This Happy Breed, The Way to the Stars, Champagne Charlie, No Love for Johnnie, Ten Little Indians, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Meet Mr. Lucife...
TV ShowsOur Man Higgins, Thingumybob
Star SignLibra
#Fact
1He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1960 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to drama.
2He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Hamlet (1948) and My Fair Lady (1964).
3Made his New York debut as Bottom in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1954.
4The son of a law clerk, he sang as a soloist in a choir at the age of 14. He later harboured ambitions to become an opera singer, but World War I intervened and he enlisted as a private in the army.
5After World War I he served in Ireland for a few months as one of the hastily-recruited British trench veterans as Royal Irish Constabulary "Temporary Constables", better known as the "Black and Tans".
6He was almost not asked to repeat his stage performance as Alfred Dolittle in My Fair Lady (1964) because producer Jack L. Warner thought that Holloway was too old at 73, and not a big enough star. However, after James Cagney turned the part down, Holloway was cast.
7Prior to going into show business, he worked as a porter on the Billingsgate fish market.
8In My Fair Lady (1964), he was the only member of the main cast to do his own singing. Rex Harrison and Wilfrid Hyde-White talked their way through their songs, while Audrey Hepburn and Jeremy Brett were dubbed.
9He almost backed out of the original Broadway production of "My Fair Lady" during rehearsals when he felt that director Moss Hart wasn't paying enough attention to his character. Finally Hart took him aside and said, "Look, Stanley, I am rehearsing a girl who has never played a major role in her life, and an actor who has never sung on the stage in his life. You have done both. If you feel neglected it is a compliment." Holloway burst out laughing and never brought up the subject again.
10Holloway appeared with Rex Harrison in the stage production of "My Fair Lady". Harrison had a reputation for being very abrupt with his fans. One night after a performance of the show, Holloway and Harrison left by the stage door. It was late, cold and pouring rain and there was an old woman standing alone outside the door. When she saw Harrison, she asked him for his autograph. He told her to "Sod off", and she was so enraged at this that she rolled up her program and hit Harrison with it. Holloway congratulated him on not only making theater history, but, for the first time in world history, "the fan has hit the shit."
11Was nominated for Broadway's 1957 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) in "My Fair Lady" as Alfred P. Doolittle, a role he recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version, My Fair Lady (1964).
12Grandfather of actress Sophie Dahl
13Father of Julian Holloway.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Journey Into Fear1975Mr. Mathews
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1973TV MoviePoole
Up the Front1972The Great Vincento
Flight of the Doves1971Judge Liffy
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes1970Gravedigger
The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens1970TV MovieMr. Vuffin
Run a Crooked Mile1969TV MovieCaretaker
Target: Harry1969Jason Carlyle
Thingumybob1968TV SeriesBob Bridge
Armchair Theatre1968TV SeriesNorman Dodd
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter1968G.G. Brown
The Red Skelton Hour1965-1967TV SeriesSir Whitecliff of Dover / Eggcup Tycoon
Blandings Castle1967TV SeriesBeach
The Sandwich Man1966Park Gardener
Ten Little Indians1965William Blore
In Harm's Way1965Clayton Canfil
My Fair Lady1964Alfred P. Doolittle
The Fantasticks1964TV MovieBellamy
Our Man Higgins1962-1963TV SeriesHiggins / Higgans
Operation Snafu1961Mr Cooksley
No Love for Johnnie1961Fred Andrews
An Arabian Night1960TV MovieIbrahim
The Bell Telephone Hour1960TV SeriesPooh Bah
Alive and Kicking1959MacDonagh
No Trees in the Street1959Kipper
Jumping for Joy1956Captain Jack Montague
An Alligator Named Daisy1955The General
Fast and Loose1954Major George Crabb
Meet Mr. Lucifer1953Mr. Hollingsworth / Mr. Lucifer
A Day to Remember1953Charley Porter
The Beggar's Opera1953Mr. Lockit
The Titfield Thunderbolt1953Valentine
Tonight at 8:301952Henry Gow: Fumed Oak
Mr. Lord Says No1952Henry Lord
The Magic Box1951Broker's Man
Bikini Baby1951Mr. Clark
The Lavender Hill Mob1951Pendlebury
One Wild Oat1951Alfred Gilbey
Midnight Episode1950Professor Prince
The Perfect Woman1949Ramshead
Passport to Pimlico1949Arthur Pemberton
Another Shore1948Alastair
The Silk Noose1948Insp. Kendall
The Winslow Boy1948Comedian
Hamlet1948Gravedigger
One Night with You1948Tramp
Snowbound1948Joe Wesson
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby1947Vincent Crummles
Meet Me at Dawn1947Emile Pollet
The Ballad of the Battered Bicycle1947ShortNarrator
Carnival1946Charlie Raeburn
Wanted for Murder1946Sgt. Sullivan
Caesar and Cleopatra1945Belzanor
Brief Encounter1945Albert Godby
Johnny in the Clouds1945Mr Palmer
Champagne Charlie1944The Great Vance
The Way Ahead1944Pvt. Ted Brewer
This Happy Breed1944Bob Mitchell
Worker and Warfront No. 81943ShortNarrator
Salute John Citizen1942Oskey
Major Barbara1941Policeman
Sam Goes Shopping1939ShortNarrator
Sam Small Leaves Town1937Richard Manning
Cotton Queen1937Sam Owen
The Vicar of Bray1937The Vicar of Bray
Song of the Forge1937Joe / Sir William Barrett
Three Ha'pence a Foot1937ShortNarrator (voice)
The Lion and Albert1937ShortNarrator (voice)
Co-operette1937ShortSam Small
Gunner Sam1937ShortNarrator (voice)
Our Island Nation1937DocumentaryChief Petty Officer George Barber
Beat the Retreat1936ShortNarrator (voice)
Halt, Who Goes There?1936ShortNarrator (voice)
Sam's Medal1936ShortNarrator (voice)
Play Up the Band1935Sam Small
Squibs1935Constable Charley Lee
D'Ye Ken John Peel?1935Sam Small
Drummed Out1935ShortNarrator
Sam and His Musket1935ShortNarrator (voice)
Road House1934Donovan
Sing As We Go!1934Policeman
The Girl Thief1934PC
The Bride of the Lake1934Father O'Flynn
The Girl from Maxim's1933Mongicourt
Sleeping Car1933Francois
The Co-Optimists1929
The Rotters1921Arthur Wait

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roswell2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Little of What You Fancy1968Documentary performer: "I Live in Trafalgar Square", "Let's All Go Down the Strand"
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter1968performer: "Lemon and Lime", "The World Is for the Young"
My Fair Lady1964performer: "With a Little Bit of Luck" 1956, "Get Me to the Church on Time I'm Getting Married in the Morning" 1956 - uncredited
The Fantasticks1964TV Movie performer: "Never Say No", "Happy Ending", "Plant a Raddish" - uncredited
The Winslow Boy1948performer: "Wait and See' - uncredited / writer: "Wait and See' - uncredited
Hoots Mon1940writer: "Rags, Bottles Or Bones" - uncredited
Sing As We Go!1934performer: "Love, Wonderful Love" - uncredited

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Teen-Age Show1948TV Series narrative script - 2 episodes
Halt, Who Goes There?1936Short written by
Sam and His Musket1935Short written by

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Looks Familiar1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fifty Bighearted Years: The Variety Club of Great Britain's Tribute to Arthur Askey1974TV MovieHimself
The David Frost Show1970-1971TV SeriesHimself
The 25th Annual Tony Awards1971TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Cilla1971TV Series
If It Moves It's Rude: The Story of the Windmill Theatre1969DocumentaryOn-screen Participant
The Dean Martin Show1966-1967TV SeriesHimself
The Danny Kaye Show1966TV SeriesHimself
BBC Show of the Week1966TV SeriesHimself
The Bell Telephone Hour1961-1966TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Himself
The 37th Annual Academy Awards1965TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Fairest Fair Lady1964Documentary shortHimself
Time to Remember1959-1964TV SeriesNarrator / Himself
The Third Sam1962ShortHimself - Narrator
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1957-1962TV SeriesHimself
The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe1962TV MovieHimself / Alfred P. Doolittle
Meet Mr. Holloway1961TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1960-1961TV SeriesHimself
The Jo Stafford Show1961TV SeriesHimself
Hello London1960DocumentaryHimself
The Julie Andrews Show1959TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Riverside One1958TV SeriesHimself
Lancashire Coast1957Documentary shortHimself
The Big Record1957TV SeriesHimself
The DuPont Show of the Month1957TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1957TV SeriesHimself
Washington Square1956TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1956TV Series documentaryHimself
Max Liebman Presents: The Maurice Chevalier Show1956TV MovieHimself
There's Always Music1955TV ShortHimself
Stars in Your Eyes1949TV SeriesHimself
The Teen-Age Show1948TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Albert's Savings1940ShortHimself
Cabaret1939TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Cabaret1938TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The White Coons Concert Party1937TV ShortHimself
In Town Tonight1935Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Native Hue of Resolution2013DocumentaryHimself - Mace advertisement
Heroes of Comedy2002TV Series documentary
The Very Best of Sid James1996Video documentary
The Making of 'My Fair Lady'1995Video documentaryHimself / Alfred P. Doolittle (uncredited)
The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show 21991TV SpecialHimself
Omnibus1988TV Series documentaryHimself
A Little of What You Fancy1968DocumentaryHimself
Lionpower from MGM1967ShortMr. Brown (uncredited)
Highlight: The Singing Cinema1964

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1965OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleMy Fair Lady (1964)
1965Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting ActorMy Fair Lady (1964)
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsSupporting Performance, MaleMy Fair Lady (1964)

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