Ted Healy was born Clarence Lee Nash in Kaufman, Texas, on October 1, 1896. Around 1919, after years of flirtation with show business, rejected a career as a businessman and entered vaudeville as Ted Healy. In 1922 his solo act was expanded to include his wife, Elizabeth Braun. The act found almost...See full bio »
Befriended and worked with Moe Howard years before their "stooge" act in a water comedy show that featured swimmer Annette Kellerman in 1912. The act dissolved after a tragic accident in which a young female swimmer misjudged a dive and broke her neck.
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