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Ted Healy (1896–1937)


US vaudevillian who in 1923 founded a stage act known as "Ted Healy & His Stooges," the latter comprising one Moe Howard and his brother, Shemp Howard, whose roles were to act as foils, or stooges, for Healy's jokes. Joined later by Larry Fine, the Howards later went off on their own, eventually to call themselves "The Three Stooges." Over the ... See full bio »

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Known For

San Francisco
(1936)
Mad Love
Mad Love Reagan
(1935)
Soup to Nuts
Soup to Nuts Ted 'Teddy'
(1930)
Nertsery Rhymes
(1933)

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 1938 Love Is a Headache
Jimmy Slattery
 1937 Hollywood Hotel
Fuzzy
 1937 Varsity Show
William Williams
 1937 Good Old Soak
Al Simmons
 1937 Man of the People
Joe 'The Glut' Dwyer
 1936 Mad Holiday
Mert Morgan
 1936 The Longest Night
Police Sergeant Magee
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
Al Craven
 1936 Speed
Clarence Maxmillian 'Gadget' Haggerty
 1935 It's in the Air
'Clip' McGurk
 1935 Here Comes the Band
'Happy'
 1935 Mad Love
Reagan
 1935 Murder in the Fleet
Mac O'Neill
 1935 Reckless
Smiley
 1935 The Winning Ticket
Eddie Dugan
 1934 Forsaking All Others (scenes deleted)
 1934 The Band Plays On
Joe O'Brien
 1934 Death on the Diamond
O'Toole
 1934 Paris Interlude
Jimmy
 1934 Operator 13
Doctor Hitchcock
 1934 Hollywood Party
Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 Lazy River
William 'Gabby' Stone
 1934 Fugitive Lovers
Hector Withington, Jr.
 1933 Myrt and Marge
Mullins
 1933 Meet the Baron
Head Janitor and His Stooges
 1933 Plane Nuts (Short)
Ted Healy
 1933 Bombshell
Junior Burns
 1933 Stage Mother
Ralph Martin
 1933 Hello Pop (Short)
Father
 1933 Beer and Pretzels (Short)
Ted Healy
 1933 Stop, Sadie, Stop (Short)
Ted
 1933 Nertsery Rhymes (Short)
Papa
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Stage: Co-wrote (earliest Broadway credit) book for / appeared in "Earl Carroll's Vanities" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music / Lyrics by Clarence Gaskill. Book by William Grew (also director), Jimmy Duffy, "Bugs" Baer, Blanche Merrill, Julius Tannen, Lester Allen, Owen Murphy, Jay Gorney, Bozeman Bulger, Don Lindley and Harry Jentes.... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Trivia:

When Shemp Howard left the act, Moe Howard wanted his younger brother Jerome to take his place. However, Ted disliked Jerome and would not hire him. Some sources say Moe threatened to quit unless he hired Jerome. Whatever the reason, Ted finally agreed to hire him on the condition that he shaved his head, and went by the name of Curly. Healy figured that Jerome would not want to shave his head so... See more »

Nickname:

Lee

Star Sign:

Libra

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