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He was the frizzy-haired star of the legendary comedy team the The Three Stooges. Upstaged by the team's angry leader Moe Howard and the scene-stealing Curly Howard, Larry was indeed the comic "glue" between the two. Yet comedian Jerry Seinfeld once said that Larry, like his father, "never did anything but it wasn't the same without him." (Curly's successors, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser and Curly-Joe deRita also did right by Larry.) In fact, Larry's stroke ended the Stooges for good, underscoring h

Ted Healy, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard, Vaudeville Team. Photograph of Ted Healy and his Stooges, courtesy of Aaron Neathery and

This law firm allegedly employed three bumbling knuckleheads named Moe, Larry and Curly. The company was alternatively known as Dewey, Burnham, and Howe

He was the youngest of Jennie and Solomon Horwitz's five sons, and because of his status as family baby, his mother would often call him "My baby," leading his four much-older brothers to tease him by calling him Baby and later Babe, a nickname he later grew to like so much he often went by it. As a very young child he was already interested in performing, appearing in small home theatrical productions with his older brothers Moe and Shemp. He idolized these two brothers, even though he didn't g

Moe, Larry, Shemp with Ted Healy. Yes, Shemp was the original third Stooge, but he left the act and Curly took over. Shemp came back after Curly's stroke.