James C. Morton
25 August 1884 - 24 October 1942
Born in Helena, Montana, Morton is best known to modern audiences as the hapless soul whose toupée was often removed at the most inopportune times. Perhaps the best known example of this embarrassment is in the Three Stooges film Disorder in the Court, in which Larry Fine's violin bow yanks Morton's hair piece off. The Stooges then misinterpret the toupée as a wild tarantula, leading Moe Howard to shoot at it. Morton appeared in many Hal Roach productions, such as Our Gang and Laurel and Hardy. He also appeared alongside the Three Stooges in some of their finest early films.