|Curly Howard Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||October 22, 1903|
Curly Howard was an American actor, writer, and comedian who is best remembered for being a member of the farce comedy team named the Three Stooges. Most of the fans and critics of the Three Stooges have cited him as their favorite member of the team.
Jerome Lester Horwitz
Curly Howard, Babe, Jerry
Curly Howard was born on October 22, 1903.
He died at the age of 48 on January 18, 1952, in San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Home of Peace Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, United States
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
- Father – Solomon Horwitz
- Mother – Jennie (Gorovitz)
- Siblings – Moe Howard (Older Brother) (Actor, Comedian), Shemp Howard (Older Brother) (Actor, Comedian), Jack Howard (Older Brother), Irving Horwitz (Older Brother)
- Others – Nachum Chaim Horwitz (Paternal Grandfather), Dora /Devorah (Paternal Grandmother), Helen Schonberger (Sister-In-Law, Moe Howard’s Wife), Joan Howard (Niece, Moe Howard’s Daughter) (Writer, Actress), Paul Howard (Nephew, Moe Howard’s Son), Gertrude Frank (Sister-In-Law, Shemp Howard’s Wife), Morton (Nephew, Shemp Howard’s Son)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Curly Howard had dated –
- Julia Rosenthal (1930-1931)
- Elaine Julia Ackerman (1937-1940) – The duo was blessed with a daughter named Marilyn Howard Server in the year 1938.
- Marion Elaine Buxbaum (1945-1946)
- Valerie Newman (1947-1952) – Curly Howard welcomed his first child with Valerie Newman, namely, Janie Howard Hanky in 1948.
Race / Ethnicity
Curly Howard was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
- High-pitched voice
- Distinct vocal expressions like “nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!”, “woob-woob-woob!”, “soitenly!”, and barking like a dog
- Used to wear suits of size too small and a bowler hat in a majority of his Stooge shorts
He was raised in a Jewish household.
Curly Howard Facts
- His formal Hebrew name was ‘Yehudah Lev bar Shlomo Natan HaLevi’.
- Unlike his older brothers, Curly Howard was a quiet child and hardly ever troubled his parents.
- He was nicknamed ‘Babe’ by his older brothers to tease him. However, he was later nicknamed ‘Curly’ because Shemp Howard’s wife was also nicknamed ‘Babe’.
- He was a spendthrift and irrespective of his older brother’s attempts, he remained the same throughout his life.
- Although Curly Howard shaved his head for his character on the Three Stooges, he did not like this change because he opined that it reduced his appeal to the ladies.
- He completely loved dogs, especially stray dogs whom he often brought home.
- As a writer, Curly Howard worked on projects like A Hit with a Miss and Punch Drunks.
- The Three Stooges won the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 as well as earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street on August 30, 1983.
- In-person, Curly Howard was shy and somewhat of an introvert. To overcome his shyness, he often indulged in drinking too much which later became a troubling indulgence.
- Throughout the course of his career, he appeared in many movies like Meet the Baron, Beer and Pretzels, Myrt and Marge, Hollywood on Parade No. B-9, The Captain Hates the Sea, Pop Goes the Easel, A Pain in the Pullman, Wee Wee Monsieur, etc.
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