Leader of the Three Stooges, whose hilarious film and TV careers spanned four decades. His group was nominated for an Academy Award for the film Men in White.
He constantly skipped school as a child to attend local theater shows, and failed to break into Hollywood for several years before forming the Three Stooges.
He impersonated Adolf Hitler in I'll Never Heil Again, a 1941 Nazi satire film.
He married Helen Schonberger, Harry Houdini's cousin, in 1925. They had a son and a daughter.
He starred with Lucille Ball in Three Little Pigskins.