Stanley Holloway Overview:

Actor, Stanley Holloway, was born Stanley Augustus Holloway on Oct 1, 1890 in Manor Park, London. Holloway died at the age of 91 on Jan 30, 1982 in Littlehampton, UK and was laid to rest in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard Cemetery in East Preston, West Sussex, England.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Holloway was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1964Best Supporting ActorMy Fair Lady (1964)Alfred P. DoolittleNominated
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Stanley Holloway Quotes:

Mrs Valentine: Do you know what time it is?
Valentine: Yes, my love: summer double time.


Clayton Canfil, Australian Coastwatcher: There's a way to find out what the Japs are up to; but I'll have to do it myself. I used to run a plantation on Gavabutu; I know that island like the back of my hand. Have one of your subs put me ashore there and in two weeks, I'll be able to tell you just what our little yellow brothers are up to.
Rear Admiral Rock Torrey: All right, Mr. Canfil; but be careful, we can't afford to lose you.
Clayton Canfil, Australian Coastwatcher: [Grinning] I'm not planning on getting lost, Admiral.


Pvt. Ted Brewer: Only one good man ever got into Parliament.
Pvt. Herbert Davenport: Oh really? Who?
Pvt. Ted Brewer: Bleedin' Guy Fawkes.


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Stanley Holloway Facts
Made 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.

He 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.

The 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.

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