Paul Garner

Paul Garner

About Paul Garner

Paul 'Mousie' Garner (July 31, 1909-August 8, 2004) earned his nickname by assuming the role of a shy, simpering jokester. Garner was one of the last actors still doing schtick from vaudeville, and has been referred to as 'The Grand Old Man Of Vaudeville.' Garner was one of over 20 comedians who worked as part of Ted Healy's stooge act with his cousin, Jack Wolf (father of Warner Wolf) and Richard Hakins between 1922 and 1936. Although he was never a member of the act at the same time as Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard or Shemp Howard, he did cross paths with the Three Stooges on several occasions and would later join the New Three Stooges in the 1970s (with official Stooge Joe DeRita). He also worked with Spike Jones and His City Slickers.

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