- Accidentally shot himself in the left ankle at age 12.
- Had his first marriage annulled because his mother disapproved of the union.
- Modeled famous "woo-woo-woo" sound on a similar gimmick used by comic Hugh Herbert
- Hated shaving his head because he thought it made him less appealing to women.
- His last film appearance, Hold That Lion, is the only Three Stooges short to co-star Curly along with his two brothers, Moe and Shemp.
- Was an avid dog lover, often picking up strays while the Stooges traveled and taking them with him from town to town.