Real name Norvell Hardy.
Born in Harlem, Georgia, USA on January 18th, 1892.
Black hair, brown eyes. Height 6ft 2in.
At his heaviest, weighed 25st.
Long and varied experience on the stage and screen.
Married three times: 1913-1920 Madelyn Saloshin, 1921-1937 Myrtle Lee Reeves, 1940-1957 Virginia Lucille Jones.
Had a leaf-shaped tattoo on the inside of his right forearm.
Won more than thirty-five trophies, including two gold medals, for his ability on the golf course.
Never legally added "Oliver" to his name.
Died on August 7th, 1957.