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(2866) Hardy

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1961 TA. Discovered 1961 Oct. 7 by S. Arend at Uccle.

Named for Oliver Norville Hardy (1892–1957), American comedian, the fat half of Hollywood’s first great comedy duo. Ollie was a former vaudeville actor and singer, who began doing silent-film comedy in 1913. Laurel {see planet  (2865)} and Hardy successfully made the transition from silent to sound movies. Among their outstanding films is Way Out West, which incorporates Ollie’s and Stan’s rendition of 'Trail of the Lonesome Pine’. (M 22496)

Name proposed by G. V. and R. Williams, the identifications for this object having been made by C. M. Bardwell.

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