Jerry Horwitz, better known by his stage name as Curly Howard, was born on Oct. 22, 1903.
He was 12 years old when he accidentally shot himself as he was cleaning a rifle. The blast shattered his left ankle and he might have died if his brother Moe hadn't rushed him to the hospital.
Curly was so scared of surgery that he decided to live with the limp. After a while, his left leg became noticeably thinner than his right.