Mae Dahlberg

Mae Dahlberg (b. Charlotte Mae Dahlberg 24 May 1888, Australia, d. 1969, New York), was a music hall and vaudeville performer and actress in several Hollywood silent movies. In 1917, while in California, she met and formed a variety act with Stan Laurel. In 1917 she played in a comedy short, Nuts in May, notable as the screen debut of Stan Laurel (credited as Stan Jefferson). Mae Dahlberg is credited as "Mae Laurel" in several of her films. Though Stan and Mae never married, as professional partners they lived together as common-law husband and wife from 1919 to 1925. Mae maintained that it was she who suggested Stan change his name to Laurel .


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