May 11, 1902
Newport, Kentucky, USA
|Died||January 3, 1952
Hollywood, California, USA
Dick Curtis (May 11, 1902 – January 3, 1952) was an American actor who made over 230 film and television appearances during his career.
Curtis was born Richard Dye in Newport, Kentucky. A tall, hulking actor, standing at 6' 3", Curtis appeared in films stretching from Charles Starrett to The Three Stooges. In most of his films, he played villains or heavies. He made television appearances on The Lone Ranger and The Range Rider. He appeared in California Gold Rush, Spook Town, The Gene Autry Show, and many others.
Though his forte was in villainous roles, Curtis had a genuine comedic touch. As such, modern audiences will recognize Curtis for his roles in such Three Stooges films as Yes, We Have No Bonanza, You Nazty Spy! and The Three Troubledoers.
Curtis died of pneumonia on January 3, 1952, fifteen days before Curly Howard, and two months before fellow Stooge character actor Eddie Laughton in March. His final appearance with the Stooges was as Shemp Howard's dental patient in The Tooth Will Out.
- Counsel for Crime (1937)
- The Gambling Terror (1937)
- Penitentiary (1938)
- Flat Foot Stooges (1938)
- Adventure in Sahara (1938)
- North of Shanghai (1939)
- We Want Our Mummy (1939)
- Yes, We Have No Bonanza (1939)
- Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise (1939)
- You Nazty Spy! (1940)
- Rockin' Thru the Rockies (1940)
- Across the Sierras (1941)
- Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942)
- Higher Than a Kite (1943)
- The Phantom (serial) (1943)
- Crash Goes the Hash (1944)
- The Three Troubledoers (1946)
- Three Arabian Nuts (1951)
- Don't Throw That Knife (1951)
- The Tooth Will Out (1951)
- Dick Curtis at the Internet Movie Database
- Dick Curtis at Find a Grave
- Three Stooges Online Filmography
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