Laurel and Hardy
A popular comedy team composed of thin, British-born Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and heavy, American-born Oliver Hardy (1892–1957). They became famous during the early half of the 20th century for their work in motion pictures and also appeared on stage throughout America and Europe.
The two comedians worked together briefly in 1921 on The Lucky Dog. After a period appearing separately in several short films for the Hal Roach studio during the 1920s, they began appearing in movie shorts together in 1926. Laurel and Hardy officially became a team the following year, and soon became Hal Roach's most famous and lucrative stars.
Morecambe and Wise
A British comic double act, working in variety, radio, film and most successfully in television. Their partnership lasted from 1941 until Morecambe's death in 1984. They have been described as "the most illustrious, and the best-loved, double-act that Britain has ever produced". In a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted for by industry professionals, The Morecambe and Wise Show was placed 14th. In September 2006, they were voted by the general public as number 2 in a poll of TV's Greatest Stars.
Mulder and Scully
By the time of its final airing, The X-Files had become the longest-running science fiction series ever on US broadcast television, though it was later surpassed by Stargate SG-1. TV Guide called The X-Files the second greatest cult television show and the 37th best television show of all time. In 2007, Time magazine included it on a list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time." In 2008, Entertainment Weekly named it the fourth best piece of science fiction media and the fourth best TV show in the last 25 years.
The duo was so popular that the group Catatonia created a song about the team "Mulder and Scully", released as a single from their 1998 album, International Velvet it reached Number 3 in the UK Singles Chart.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
According to Astaire, "Ginger had never danced with a partner before. She faked it an awful lot. She couldn't tap and she couldn't do this and that ... but Ginger had style and talent and improved as she went along. She got so that after a while everyone else who danced with me looked wrong.
Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson (now Jessica Hynes)
Spaced is a British television situation comedy written by and starring Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson (now Jessica Hynes). It is noted for its rapid-fire editing, frequent dropping of pop-culture references, and occasional displays of surrealism. Two series of seven episodes each were broadcast in 1999 and 2001 on Channel 4 in the UK.
There are good and even great actors out there, but sometimes they shine brightest when working in a special partnership! This list is a tribute to them...