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The 3 Stooges | Fine | Fine and Howard Howard | Howard Fine and Howard | Larry | Three Stooges | the Three Stooges | The Three Stooges
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[to Ted Healy
, who said he'd pay $100 for his act but to "forget the violin"] For $100, I'll forget everything!
As a child, Larry spilled a bottle of a powerful acid, badly burning his left arm. Doctors recommended that he take violin lessons as therapy to strengthen the damaged muscles. At age ten, he played a solo piece, backed by the Howard Lanin Orchestra. His parents even considered sending him to Europe to study music, but they decided against this when World War I began.
Always played the middle stooge with a receding hairline and bushy, unkempt hair. While he was not as dominating as Moe or as distinctive as Curly or his replacements, his relative normality allowed him to play the necessary straight man to the others.