Until their final film in 1950, much-loved comedy act Laurel & Hardy appeared in over 100 movies together. Following a number of strokes Oliver Hardy passed away August 7th, 1957, and as a result Stan Laurel decided never to act again. From that point until his own death in 1965, Stan endeavoured to personally respond to all fan mail. The following letter was written May 10th, 1958, less than a year after Hardy’s passing.
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Thanks your letter,5th.inst.
Pleased to know the old L&H films are giving you so much pleasure & enjoyment. Not much to tell you about myself Charles, except that due to a Stroke about 3 years ago I am not able to work anymore so I was forced to retire. Anyway I am getting along Ok, am getting around pretty good & manage to keep busy, writing letters, watching TV. etc. Now that Mr Hardy passed on I would’nt want to work anyway – I sure miss him after the many years of Happy association.
Glad to know you recd. the little picture – am sending one enclosed for your friend Irwin Orenstein, please give it to him with my best wishes.
Good luck & God Bless.