Larry Fine (October 5, 1902 - January 24, 1975) was a US film comedian, and member of the comedy act, The Three Stooges.
Born Louis Feinberg in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fine performed in vaudeville as a violinist, until he met Moe Howard and Ted Healy in 1925. Howard and his brother Shemp had been working as audience stooges for Healy. Shemp left soon after to attempt a solo career and was in turn replaced by another brother, Curly Howard. The Stooges' career with Healy was marked by disputes over pay, movie contracts, and Healy's drinking. The Stooges left Healy for good in 1934.
From 1933 "The Three Stooges" made more than 200 short films, and several feature films, with their most prolific period featuring the characters of Larry, Moe and Curly. Fine consistently played the straight man, and provided the voice of reason between the extreme characterisations of Moe and Curly. The advent of television in the 1950s brought them to a new audience and revitalised their careers.
Larry Fine died from a cerebral haemorrhage in Woodland Hills, California, and was interred in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.
The Three Stooges have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their contributions to Motion Pictures, at 1560 Vine St.