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Daughter of comedian Stan Laurel dies aged 89

Lois Laurel Hawes, the daughter of comedian Stan Laurel, has died aged 89.

Hawes died late on Friday night at a Los Angeles hospital after a long illness, her family said.

Her mother was Laurel's first wife, Lois Neilson.

Laurel and his partner, Oliver Hardy, had decades of success. They wore trademark bowler hats and Laurel played the dim-witted sidekick to the pompous Hardy.

They made more than 100 films but Laurel retired after Hardy died in 1957. Laurel died in 1965.

Hawes made uncredited appearances in several of their productions.

She was married to Gone With The Wind actor Rand Brooks and later to actor Tony Hawes.

She is survived by a daughter, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

AP

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