Oliver Hardy: 'Didn't you once tell me that you had an uncle?' Stan Laurel: 'Sure, I've got an uncle. Why?' Oliver: 'Now we're getting somewhere. Is he living?' Stanley: 'No. He fell through a trap door and broke his neck.' Oliver: 'Was he building a house?' Stanley: 'No, they were hanging him.' From The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930). Stan Laurel (1890-1965), Oliver Hardy (1892-1957).