Tiny Brauer

Tiny Brauer
Born (1909-06-26)June 26, 1909
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died March 19, 1990(1990-03-19) (aged 80)
Sepulveda, California, U.S.
Other names Harold Brauer
Bill Brauer
Bill Brawer
Years active 19461966

Tiny Brauer (June 26, 1909 – March 19, 1990) was an American film actor. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Brauer appeared in over 20 films between 1946 and 1966.


Brauer is best known for his role as the "heavy" in several Three Stooges short subjects, particularly in Three Loan Wolves, Fright Night, and Sing a Song of Six Pants.

Though he made less than a dozen appearances with the slapstick comedy trio, he was one of only two supporting actors who appears on film with all four configurations of the Stooges (i.e. third Stooge played by Curly Howard, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, and Curly Joe DeRita). Emil Sitka was the other supporting actor to achieve this goal.

Brauer poses as a mannequin in Sing a Song of Six Pants. However, Stooge Larry Fine notices there is something a little too human about the "dummy."

Over the course of his 20-year career, Brauer was billed under several different names. In addition to his work with the Stooges, Brauer also worked with Jimmy Durante and Schilling and Lane.


Brauer was the guest of honor at the April 1989 Three Stooges convention held in Trevose, Pennsylvania. He died of natural causes just shy of a year later on March 19, 1990.

Selected filmography

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