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Hal Roach

1920
Born Harold Eugene Roach, Sr.
(1892-01-14)January 14, 1892
Elmira, New York, United States
Died November 2, 1992(1992-11-02) (aged 100)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of death Pneumonia
Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery
Occupation Director, producer, actor
Years active 1912–1992
Spouse(s) Marguerite Nichols
(m.1915–41; her death)
Lucille Prin
(m.1942–81; her death)
Children Hal Roach, Jr.,
Margaret Roach
Elizabeth Roach (1945–1946)
Maria Watkins
Jeanne Roach
Bridget Anderson

You can't make people laugh for more than half an hour and be consistent.
Hal Roach
The important thing, once you get 'em laughing, is to keep 'em laughing until you're through. With a 90-minute feature, you've got to stop the laughter and then pick it up again, which is tough.
Hal Roach
Harold Lloyd was not a comedian. But he was the finest actor to play a comedian that I ever saw.
Hal Roach
The greatest comedies that were made by anybody were made in two reels; I don't care who it was.
Hal Roach