Mae Busch

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From the mid 1910s into the 1920s, Mae Busch was an up and coming motion picture star, appearing for such notables as Sennett and Von Stroheim. She also found success on stage and in vaudeville. But on the verge of major stardom, Mae suffered a nervous breakdown and lost her contract with MGM. This eventually led to smaller roles at smaller studios, such as the Hal Roach Studios. Today, fans remember her best for her supporting roles with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

Although she only appeared in 13 films with Laurel and Hardy, she certainly made quite an impact. Her name recognition was just what Roach was looking for in his All-Star short LOVE 'EM AND WEEP, while her stage skills made her ideal for Roach's first sound film, UNACCUSTOMED AS WE ARE. Mae's most memorable roles with Laurel and Hardy were in SONS OF THE DESERT, THEM THAR HILLS, and GOING-BYE BYE!

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