Hal Roach

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Date of Birth January 14, 1892
Place of Birth Elmira, New York
Date of Death Nov 2, 1992 (100)
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Hal Roach

Harry Eugene Roach Sr. professionally known as Hal Roach, was an American film and television producer, director, and actor who was active from the 1910s to the 1990s. He is remembered today for producing a number of successes including the Laurel and Hardy franchise, the films of entertainer Charley Chase, and the Our Gang film comedy series.

Born: Harry Eugene Roach, January 14, 1892, Elmira, New York, U.S.
Died: November 02, 1992, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place: Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York
Occupation: Film producer, television producer, director, actor
Years active: 1912–1992
Children: 6, including Hal Roach Jr.
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About Hal Roach

Actor and filmmaker who produced Laurel & Hardy and the Our Gang series, the latter eventually becoming known as The Little Rascals.

Before Fame

He worked as an extra in silent films.


He was given the Honorary Berlinale Camera at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.

Family Life

His first wife was Lucille Prin. He later married Marguerite Nichols in 1915.


He was greatly inspired by a presentation given by Mark Twain when he was in elementary school.

Information related to Hal Roach

  • Burials at Woodlawn Cemetery (Elmira, New York)
  • Silent film producers
  • Our Gang
  • Cinema pioneers
  • Academy Honorary Award recipients
  • Silent film directors
  • Hollywood history and culture
  • American film studio executives
  • Television producers from California
  • Film producers from California
  • Businesspeople from Los Angeles
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