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Mrs. Stan Laurel Wins Divorce

Lois Laurel

Mrs. Lois N. Laurel, wife of Stan Laurel, of the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy, was awarded a divorce in a Los Angeles Court. She testified that her husband neglected her and remained away from home for several days at a time without any explanation. Mrs. Laurel is shown as she appeared in court.

—AP Wirepohoto
    October 11, 1933

Comedian’s Do Not Take Busmen’s Holidays

Lois Laurel

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.—Lois Laurel won a divorce from Stan Laurel, noted screen comedian, when she averred to Superior Judge Walter S. Gates here that Stan is far from funny as a house mate.
    According to her testimony, Stan had a penchant for straying from the home fires. “He was forver leaving home, staying away for two or three days at a time, and refusing to explain where he had been,” Mrs. Laurel declared, and, “He frequently told me that I couldn’t get a divorce fast enough to suit him.”
    By property settlement, approved by the Court, Mrs. Laurel will have custody of the couple’s five-year-old daughter, Lois, and mother and daughter will be provided for through endowment insurance.
    The Laurel’s married August 23, 1926, and separated last May 20. Unlike the busman who rides a bus on his holidays, and the postman who hikes; the comedian seemingly does not carry his calling into his liesure hours.

—International News Photo
    October 13, 1933

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