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My heart really goes out to Larry Fine, known to millions as one-third of the Three Stooges. While it’s hard enough getting through life as a Jew, he was also a ginger. And once he got older, many of those Jewish/ginger follicles decided to close shop, leaving him with only half a head of hair. And such an appearance, combined with the not-Jewish-sounding-at-all birth name of Louis Feinberg, prevented the aspiring actor from being given any serious roles.
But that awkward face and unkempt hair made him the perfect candidate to join a couple of fellow Jews in a vaudeville act known as the Three Stooges. Since the name Curly was already taken by the bald one, our Louis Feinberg changed his name to the less Jewy, but no less goofy, Larry Fine. And while that was pretty much the only role he ever had, this stooge managed to cement his place as a legend in pop culture. Not bad for a guy with a half a ginger Jew-fro!