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Curly or Curley is a surname, given name, nickname or stage name. It may refer to:


First name, nickname or stage name[edit]

  • Crazy Horse (1840–1877), Oglala Sioux war chief nicknamed "Curly"
  • Curly (scout) (c. 1856–1923), one of General Custer's Crow Indian scouts at the Battle of Little Big Horn
  • Curly Armstrong (1918-1983), American basketball player
  • William Brocius (c. 1845-1882), American Old West gunman, rustler and outlaw better known as "Curly Bill" Brocius
  • Curly Brown (1888-1968), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Curley Byrd (1889–1970), American sports coach and university administrator
  • Curly Chalker (1931-1998), American country and jazz musician
  • Curly Ray Cline (1923-1997), American bluegrass fiddler
  • George Andrew Davis, Jr. (1920-1952), American World War II and Korean War flying ace
  • Curly Fox (1910-1995), American county music singer and musician
  • Curly Hammond (1879–1963), English rugby union
  • Curly Howard (1903–1952), stage name of comic actor Jerome Lester Horwitz, one of the Three Stooges
  • Curly Howard (DJ) (c. 1930–2001), on-air name of American disc jockey Howard Sisk
  • Curley Johnson (born 1935), American Football League and National Football League punter
  • Curly Lambeau (1898-1965), founder, player and first coach of the Green Bay Packers National Football League team
  • Gordon 'Curly' Mack, Irish badminton player of the 1920s and '30s
  • Fred "Curly" Morrison (born 1926), American National Football League player
  • Curly Neal (born 1942), American basketball player, member of the Harlem Globetrotters
  • Curly Oden (1899-1978), American National Football League player
  • Curly Ogden (1901-1964), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Curly Page (1902-1987), New Zealand cricketer
  • Curly Putman (born 1930), American songwriter
  • Curley Russell (1917-1986), American jazz double-bassist
  • Curly Seckler (born 1919), American bluegrass musician
  • Curly Thirlwell (1905-1985), American sound engineer nominated for two Academy Awards
  • "Curly M.C.", a pseudonym of musician Michael Cretu

Fictional characters[edit]


  • "Curly" or "Little Curly", a nickname of Laika, the first dog in space
  • Curly Horse, a curly-coated breed of horse
  • Curly, the name of the first LaPerm cat

See also[edit]