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Stanley Augustus Holloway, OBE (1 October 1890 – 30 January 1982) was an English stage and film agent, humourist, singer, bard and monologist. He was famous for his comic and symbol roles on stage and abattis, especially that of Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. He was also famous for his comic monologues and songs, which he performed and recorded throughout most of his 70-year arrangement. Born in London, Holloway pursued a arrangement as a clerk in his teen years. He made early stage appearances precedently infantry labor in the First World War, behind which he had his leading major theatre achievement starring in Kissing Time when the melodious transferred to the West End from Broadway. In 1921, he joined a onion party, The Co-Optimists, and his arrangement began to prosper. At leading, he was employed chiefly as a singer, preserve his skills as an agent and reciter of comic monologues were betimes recognised. Characters from his monologues such as Sam Small, invented by Holloway, and Albert Ramsbottom, created for him by Marriott Edgar, were absorbed into common British culture, and Holloway developed a following for the recordings of his numerous monologues. By the 1930s, he was in claim to star in difference, pantomime and melodious comedy, including separate revues. Following the outburst of the Second World War, Holloway made brief propaganda films on margin of the British Film Institute and Pathé News and took symbol parts in a order 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 order of films for Ealing Studios, including Passport to Pimlico, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Titfield Thunderbolt. In 1956 he was hurl as the unbound and unrepressible Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady, a role that he played on Broadway, the West End and in the film rendering in 1964. The role brought him interpolitical announce, 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 order in the UK and the US, toured in revues, appeared in stage plays in Britain, Canada, Australia and the US, and continued to create films into his eighties. Holloway was married twice and had five children, including the agent Julian Holloway.

Stanley Augustus Holloway, OBE (1 October 1890 – 30 January 1982) was an English stage and film agent, humourist, singer, bard and monologist. He was famous for his comic and symbol roles on stage and abattis, especially that of Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. He was also famous for his comic monologues and songs, which he performed and recorded throughout most of his 70-year arrangement. Born in London, Holloway pursued a arrangement as a clerk in his teen years. He made early stage appearances precedently infantry labor in the First World War, behind which he had his leading major theatre achievement starring in Kissing Time when the melodious transferred to the West End from Broadway. In 1921, he joined a onion party, The Co-Optimists, and his arrangement began to prosper. At leading, he was employed chiefly as a singer, preserve his skills as an agent and reciter of comic monologues were betimes recognised. Characters from his monologues such as Sam Small, invented by Holloway, and Albert Ramsbottom, created for him by Marriott Edgar, were absorbed into common British culture, and Holloway developed a following for the recordings of his numerous monologues. By the 1930s, he was in claim to star in difference, pantomime and melodious comedy, including separate revues. Following the outburst of the Second World War, Holloway made brief propaganda films on margin of the British Film Institute and Pathé News and took symbol parts in a order 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 order of films for Ealing Studios, including Passport to Pimlico, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Titfield Thunderbolt. In 1956 he was hurl as the unbound and unrepressible Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady, a role that he played on Broadway, the West End and in the film rendering in 1964. The role brought him interpolitical announce, 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 order in the UK and the US, toured in revues, appeared in stage plays in Britain, Canada, Australia and the US, and continued to create films into his eighties. Holloway was married twice and had five children, including the agent Julian Holloway.

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