Ted Healy

Actor + Comedian
Born Oct 1, 1896

Ted Healy was an American vaudeville performer, comedian, and actor. He is chiefly remembered today as the creator of The Three Stooges, but had a successful stage and film career of his own.

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1896 Birth Sources conflict on Healy's precise birth name and birthplace; but according to baptism records, he was born Ernest (or Earnest) Lea Nash on October 1, 1896 in Kaufman, Texas.


1908 11 Years Old He attended Holy Innocents' School in Houston before the family moved to New York in 1908. … Read More
1912 15 Years Old Nash made his first foray into show business in 1912, at the age of 15. … Read More


1922 25 Years Old 1 More Event
When some of his acrobats quit in 1922, Moe Howard answered the advertisement for replacements. … Read More
1925 28 Years Old Moe Howard took a break from show business in July 1925 after his marriage to Helen. … Read More


1930 33 Years Old In late August 1930 the Stooges and Healy parted ways after a dispute over a movie contract. … Read More
1931 34 Years Old Healy hired replacement stooges, consisting of Eddie Moran (soon replaced by Richard "Dick" Hakins), Jack Wolf (father of sportscaster Warner Wolf), and Paul "Mousie" Garner in early 1931. … Read More
1932 35 Years Old The original Stooges rejoined Healy's act in July 1932, but Shemp left on August 19 to pursue a solo career and was replaced by his younger brother Curly Howard.
1934 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1934, Fine and the Howards permanently parted ways with Healy.


1937 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Healy died on December 21, 1937 at the age of 41, after an evening of celebration at the Trocadero nightclub on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. … Read More
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