Three Stooges

THREE STOOGES (Crippled Foot & Disabled Arm/Hands)

Curley (Jerome “Babe” Howard), the zany, bald-headed character who made up a third of the Three Stooges comedy act.


Early in life, Curley was accidentally shot in the ankle. His injury never quite healed and so Curley walked with an exaggerated gate which he utilized for comedy effect in his many film shorts.

Larry Fine, the frizzy-haired member of the Three Stooges was also injured in childhood.

Once, Larry inadvertently was going to drink from a bottle that contained acid. Luckily, his father knocked the bottle from Larry’s hand but some of the acid scalded Larry’s hands. As therapy to loosen up his injured arm, Larry took violin lessons . He later incorporated the violin into his vaudeville act.

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