Ted Healy (1896–1937)

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Ted Healy was was born Ernest Lea Nash and grew up as a very good friend of Moses "Moe" and Samuel "Shemp" Horwitz (later Moe and Shemp Howard). In the '20s he changed his name to Ted Healy and got Moe, Shemp, and a violinist named Larry Feinberg (later Larry Fine) to do vaudeville acts with him as his stooges. As the 1930s started, Ted was ... 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 Sgt. Magee
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
Al Craven
 1936 San Francisco
 1936 Speed
Clarence 'Gadget' Harrigan
 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 Casino Murder Case
Police Sergeant Ernest Heath
 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
'Truck' Hogan
 1934 Paris Interlude
 1934 Operator 13
Dr. Hitchcock
 1934 Hollywood Party
Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 The Big Idea (Short)
Ted Healy, Scenario Company President
 1934 Lazy River
William 'Gabby' Stone
 1934 Fugitive Lovers
Hector Withington, Jr.
 1933 Myrt and Marge
 1933 Dancing Lady
Ted Healy's Stooges (as Ted Healy and His Stooges)
 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)
 1933 Beer and Pretzels (Short)
Ted Healy
 1933 Stop, Sadie, Stop (Short)
 1933 Nertsery Rhymes (Short)
 1930 Soup to Nuts
Ted 'Teddy'
 1926 Wise Guys Prefer Brunettes (Short)
Napolean Fitz
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Other Works:

Stage: Co-wrote additional music for / additional lyrics for / appeared in "A Night in Spain" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Jean Schwartz. Book by Harold Atteridge. Lyrics by Alfred Bryan. Musical Director: Max Hoffmann. Additional music / lyrics by Phil Baker and Sid Silvers. Scenic Design by Watson Barratt. Costume Design by ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Ted Healy and His Stooges


5' 10½" (1.79 m)


Alma Elizabeth (Betty) Hickman  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

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Attended high school at De La Salle Institute in Manhattan, New York City. He initially intended to follow his father's footsteps and pursue a career in business, but eventually decided on the stage. See more »



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