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Moe Howard

Comedian Moe Howard

Full Name: Moses Harry Horwitz
Profession: Comedian

United States of America

Biography: Best known as the de facto leader of The Three Stooges, the farce comedy team who starred in motion pictures and television for four decades. Although they began in vaudeville, the comedy act moved into film in the 1930s and appeared on TV from 1958.

Howard, along with Larry Fine was one of only two constants in the comedy act's line-up. The "third Stooge" was played by the actors Shemp Howard, Curly Howard, Joe Besser, and Curly Joe DeRita.

Born: June 19, 1897
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: May 4, 1975 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Lung cancer

Married Life

  • 1925-06-07 Three Stooges leader Moe Howard (28) weds Helen Schonberger

Historical Events

  • 1933-07-06 "Nertsery Rhymes" short film starring Ted Healy and His Stooges premieres, one of the first film appearance of The Three Stooges
  • 1940-01-19 The Three Stooges film "You Nazty Spy!" about the Nazis released with the disclaimer "Any resemblance between the characters in this picture and any persons, living or dead, is a miracle."

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