Best known for his work with the Three Stooges, comedy writer Felix Adler began his career as a vaudeville actor, and broke into film as a screenwriter in the early '20s. Most of Adlers' work was comedic short films, the kind that would play before the feature back in Hollywood's heyday. He quickly built a reputation for his comedic sensibilities and would work with some of the biggest comedy teams of the era, among them Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, and the Three Stooges. As a staff writer in Columbia Pictures Short Subject department, Adler worked regularly accruing more than 150 titles to his credit before the department was shut down in 1957. After he was terminated, Adler retired and took pleasure in becoming a friendly fixture in his neighborhood. On March 25, 1963, Felix Adler died of abdominal cancer while in care at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. He was 79 years old.