The Golden Age of Hollywood

To start a discussion, I propse to name the masters of mirth that You find as the Kings of Comedy. I propose to name my top three and ask if anyone cares to names their favorites or comment on my choices. #1 W. C. Fields #2 Groucho Marx #3 Curly Howard. I feel, for very different reasons, These 3 are the men who have given the most laughs in all my years of movie viewing. I love many more than these, but this is the cream of the crop.

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I love the verbal routines of Abbott & Costello.

"Slowly, I turned" always makes me laugh out loud.
1. Laurel and Hardy
2. Harold Lloyd
3. Buster Keaton
4. Charles Chaplin
5. W.C. Fields
6. The Marx Brothers
7. Abbott & Costello
8. Bob Hope & Bing Crosby
1) Charlie Chaplin
2) Buster Keaton
3) The Marx Brothers
4) The Three Stooges
5) Abbott & Costello
6) Harold Lloyd
7) Laurel & Hardy
The Marx Brothers
W.C. Fields
Laurel and Hardy
Charlie Chaplin
Harold Lloyd
Bob Hope
Buster Keaton
In no particular order: The Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, W.C. Fields and Mae West -- unfortunately there aren't too many female comedians; Rosalind Russell, Katherine Hepburn, Thelma Todd, et al, played funny roles in various movies, but also took dramatic parts. I haven't seen enough of Zazu Pitts to comment on her. Of course there's Gracie Allen. And, that great straight "man," Margaret Dumont.
Chaplin is my top followed by Keaton and laurel and hardy. Love them all though
Curly HOward, Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, That's what I grew up with and that's what I still love to this day and always will!! NYUK, NYUK, NYUK!! ; )

Oh man, I love them all. But Buster Keaton is my favorite.



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