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Bud Jamison

Bud Jamison

Character comedian who provided backup hijinks for filmdom's top comic stars (Chaplin, Lloyd, and particularly The Three Stooges) in scads of two-reelers.

In 1944 he picked up an infection that he refused to treat. This infection turned gangrenous and possibly triggered his fatal heart attack that same year.

It was Bud Jamison, not any of the Stooges, who delivered the first eye-poke in a Three Stooges short. He gives one to each of the Stooges - Larry, Moe, and Curly - as part of the initiation ceremony in the opening scene of Woman Haters (1934).

Possessed a barbershop-quality tenor voice that was often utilized in movies.

Was a devout Christian Scientist.