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5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[to Ted Healy
, who said he world pay $100 for his act but to forget the violin] For $100, I'll forget everything!
According to Larry Fine
, the 3 Stooges were favorites of Harry Cohn
, the boss of Columbia Pictures. Larry recalled that in the late 1950s, when other Hollywood studios were phasing out theatrical short-subjects, Cohn reassured them with these words: "You guys are good luck to me. As long as I'm alive you've got a job here". Cohn died in 1958 and Columbia immediately shut down its shorts ...
Always played the middle stooge with a receding hairline and bushy, unkempt hair. While he was not as dominating as Moe or as distinctive as Curly or his replacements, his relative normality allowed him to play the necessary straight man to the others.