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|
|Children:||6, including Hal Roach Jr.|
|IMDb:||Hal Roach's IMDb|
About Hal Roach
Actor and filmmaker who produced Laurel & Hardy and the Our Gang series, the latter eventually becoming known as The Little Rascals.
He worked as an extra in silent films.
He was given the Honorary Berlinale Camera at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.
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