There are very few people who can make you laugh just by looking at their face, but such was the genius of Stan Laurel, his expressions were enough to get you in a burst of laughter.
Of course there was much more to his comic genius than just his face. One of my all time favourite quotes comes from the Laurel & Hardy movie Brats. ” You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead”
So much has already been written about Stan Laurel, that’s why I am focusing on his last few moments on this earthly soil.
A few moments before he died , on February 23,1965, he told his nurse ” I would like to go skiing” The nurse said “I didn’t know you were a skier” . he replied ” I am not, but I’d rather to that than this”
He also had said ” If anyone cries at my funeral, I will never speak to them again” Until his last breath he remained a funny man.
Dear Stan Laurel on this your 57th anniversary, I salute you and thank you for the many laughs you have given me, and indeed still do.
This is footage taken at his funeral.