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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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 1938 Love Is a Headache
Jimmy Slattery
 1937 Hollywood Hotel
 1937 Varsity Show
William Williams
 1937 The 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
 1935 Mad Love
 1935 Murder in the Fleet
Mac O'Neill
 1935 Reckless
 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
 1934 Paris Interlude
 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
 1933 Meet the Baron
Head Janitor and His Stooges
 1933 Plane Nuts (Short)
Ted Healy
 1933 Bombshell
Junior Burns
 1933 Hello Pop (Short)
 1933 Beer and Pretzels (Short)
Ted Healy
 1933 Stop, Sadie, Stop (Short)
 1933 Nertsery Rhymes (Short)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Dr. Indian Ike Kelly") in "The Gang's All Here" on Broadway. Musical revue. Co/producer (w/Morris Green / Music by Lewis E. Gensler. Book by Russel Crouse, Oscar Hammerstein II and Morrie Ryskind. Lyrics by Owen Murphy and Robert A. Simon. Musical Director: Gene Salzer. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek. Directed... See more »

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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. See more »



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