Oscar Actors: Holloway, Stanley.

orn Oct. 1, 1890; died in 1982

A Spirited performer of British music halls and legitimate stage since 1919, Stanley Holloway also appeared in numerous films from 1921 in fine comic characterizations.

He appeared in some David Lean films, but is best known for playing Alfred Doolittle in “My Fair Lady,” both on stage and screen, for which he was nominated for a Supporting Oscar.

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In 1964, Stanley Holloway competed for the Supporting Actor Oscar with Peter Ustinov, who won for the capper “Topkapi,” John Gielgud in “Becket,” Edmond O'Brien in “Seven Days in May,” and Lee Tracy in “The Best Man.”