1935 OK. Discovered 1935 July 31 by C. Jackson at Johannesburg.

Named for Stan Laurel (1890-1965), American comedian (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston, England), the thin half and gag deviser of Hollywood's first great comedy duo. Stan performed in circuses and vaudeville before acting in silent films. He teamed with Oliver Hardy {see planet (2866)} in 1926, and the pair (Stan as the bumbling innocent and pompous Ollie with his long-suffering glances into the camera) made more than 200 timeless slapstick films and shorts. (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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