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Three Stooges biography

Three Stooges biography – biographies of all six of the Three Stooges, as well as their frequent co-stars and other people in their careers

In Cookoo Cavaliers, the Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Curly) go from inept fish vendors to inept beauty salon owners - who ruin the hair of 4 señorirtas!

Biography of Curly Howard

Biography of Curly Howard of the Three Stooges (October 22, 1903 – January 18, 1952)

Curly Howard is the most well-known of The Three Stooges, as well as the most popular. He played a dimwitted clown character who was energetic, boyish, with a great zest for life. The actor behind the stooge was Jerome Lester Horwitz, born on October 22, 1903 in Brooklyn, New York, USA, the youngest child of Jennie and Solomon Horwitz.

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Biography of Shemp Howard

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Biography of Shemp Howard of the Three Stooges (March 11, 1895 – November 22, 1955)

Samuel Horowitz, better known as Shemp Howard, was born on March 11, 1895, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Shemp came by his nickname via his mother’s Lithuanian accent, turning Sam into Shemp. Shemp was the older brother of two other of the Three Stooges, Moe and Curly.

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Dizzy Pilots - Moe reacts to a saw ruined on Curly's hard head

Biography of Moe Howard, boss of the Three Stooges

Moe Howard poster - Just say MoeBiography of Moe Howard (June 19, 1897 – May 4, 1975)

Moe Howard’s early years

Harry Moses Horwitz, better known as Moe Howard, was born on June 19, 1897. He was born in Bensonhurst, New York, a small Jewish community on the outskirts of Brooklyn. He was the fourth of five children. Although his parents were not involved in show business, Moe, his older brother Samuel (Shemp) and younger brother Jerome (Curlyall became world famous as part of the Three Stooges.

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Introduction to the Three Stooges

History of the Three Stooges

The Three Stooges are a trio of the greatest slapstick movie clowns of the 20th century. Curiously, they are a trio composed of six people — the initial Three Stooges trio in the movies were MoeLarry and Curly, later MoeLarry and Shemp, followed by MoeLarry and Joe, and finally MoeLarry and Curly Joe. The Three Stooges became famous for their work in movies, primarily in short features that showcased their slapstick comedy, as well as in feature films in their later years.

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