Tiny Brauer

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Tiny Brauer
Born(1909-06-26)June 26, 1909
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died March 19, 1990(1990-03-19) (aged 80)
Sepulveda, California, U.S.
Other names Harold Brauer
Bill Brauer
Bill Brawer
Years active 1946 1966

Tiny Brauer (June 26, 1909 – March 19, 1990) was an American film actor. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Brauer appeared in over 20 films between 1946 and 1966.

The year 1946 in film involved some significant events.

The year 1966 in film involved some significant events. A Man for All Seasons won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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Career

Brauer is best known for his role as the "heavy" in several Three Stooges short subjects, particularly in Three Loan Wolves , Fright Night , and Sing a Song of Six Pants .

<i>Three Loan Wolves</i> 1946 film by Jules White

Three Loan Wolves is a 1946 film directed by Jules White and starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. It is the 93rd short film released by Columbia Pictures starring the comedians, who released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

<i>Fright Night</i> (1947 film) 1947 film by Edward Bernds

Fright Night is the 98th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1947 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

<i>Sing a Song of Six Pants</i> 1947 film by Jules White

Sing a Song of Six Pants is a 1947 short film starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. It is the 102nd short film released by Columbia Pictures starring the trio. The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

Though he made less than a dozen appearances with the slapstick comedy trio, he was one of only two supporting actors who appears on film with all four configurations of the Stooges (i.e. third Stooge played by Curly Howard, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, and Curly Joe DeRita). Emil Sitka was the other supporting actor to achieve this goal.

Curly Howard American comedian as one of the Three Stooges

Jerome Lester Horwitz, known professionally as Curly Howard, was an American vaudevillian comedian and actor. He was best known as a member of the American farce comedy team the Three Stooges, which also featured his elder brothers Moe and Shemp Howard and actor Larry Fine. Curly Howard was generally considered the most popular and recognizable of the Stooges. He was well known for his high-pitched voice and vocal expressions, as well as his physical comedy, improvisations, and athleticism. An untrained actor, Curly borrowed the "woob woob" from "nervous" and soft-spoken comedian Hugh Herbert. Curly's unique version of "woob-woob-woob" was firmly established by the time of the Stooges' second Columbia film, Punch Drunks (1934).

Shemp Howard American comedian and actor

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Joe Besser American actor

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Brauer poses as a mannequin in Sing a Song of Six Pants . However, Stooge Larry Fine notices there is something a little too human about the "dummy." Sing a Song of Six Pants.JPG
Brauer poses as a mannequin in Sing a Song of Six Pants . However, Stooge Larry Fine notices there is something a little too human about the "dummy."

Over the course of his 20-year career, Brauer was billed under several different names. In addition to his work with the Stooges, Brauer also worked with Jimmy Durante and Schilling and Lane.

Jimmy Durante American jazz singer, pianist, comedian and actor

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Gus Schilling American comedian

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Death

Brauer was the guest of honor at the April 1989 Three Stooges convention held in Trevose, Pennsylvania. He died of natural causes just shy of a year later on March 19, 1990.

Trevose, Pennsylvania Census-designated place in Pennsylvania, United States

Trevose is a census-designated place within Bensalem and Lower Southampton Townships in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States, which is north of and borders northeastern Philadelphia. Trevose was formerly part of Feasterville-Trevose, but was split into two separate CDPs for the 2010 census. U.S. 1 runs through the town as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but Trevose's main road is Brownsville Road. As of the 2010 census, Trevose had a population of 3,550.

Selected filmography

<i>The Outlaws Is Coming</i> 1965 film by Norman Maurer

The Outlaws Is Coming is the sixth and final theatrical feature film starring The Three Stooges after their 1959 resurgence in popularity. By this time, the trio consisted of Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Joe DeRita. Like its predecessor, The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze, the film was co-written, produced and directed by Moe's son-in-law, Norman Maurer. The supporting cast features Adam West, Nancy Kovack, and Emil Sitka, the latter in three roles.

<i>Quiz Whizz</i> 1958 film by Jules White

Quiz Whizz is the 183rd short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1958 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

<i>Fling in the Ring</i> 1955 film by Jules White

Fling in the Ring is the 159th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1955 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959.

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