A part of the act almost from the beginning, Larry and his hair were the wacky adornment the group needed.
Born Louis Fienberg on October 5, 1902, Larry was badly injured as a child and took up the violin as therapy. He became so proficient that he started playing in local theater amateur nights, usually taking top prize. He was also earning some bucks as a light-weight boxer.
When he encountered Ted Healy, he had an act where he would play the violin while doing a Russian dance. Healy offered him ninety dollars a week to join the act, and a hundred dollars if he would throw away the violin.
When the Three Stooges left Healy, he went with them and the rest is history.
Here is an awesome compilation that features Larry.