Curly Howard Biography
(Comedian, Actor and Member of the Comedy Trio ‘The Three Stooges’)
Birthday: October 22, 1903 (Libra)
Born In: Bensonhurst, New York, United States
Jerome Lester “Jerry” Horwitz, more popular by his stage name ‘Curly Howard’, was an American comedian and vaudevillian. He is best remembered as a member of the American slapstick comedy team ‘The Three Stooges’, which also had his older brothers Moe Howard and Shemp Howard, and actor Larry Fine. Curly is often considered the most popular and recognizable of the Stooges. He was reputed for his high-pitched voice, vocal expressions, as well as his inventive physical comedy, improvisations and athleticism. Curly Howard, though an untrained actor, possessed a natural flair for comedy. He was heavily influenced by the soft-spoken comedian Hugh Herbert, from who he borrowed many phrases and expressions. Curly was generally known as Jerry before he began his career with the Three Stooges. In his entire career, he had appeared in over twenty features on radio and television and in over a hundred short films which were known as “short subjects” back in the day. Some of his well-known short films were ‘Punch Drunks’, ‘A Plumbing We Will Go’, ‘An Ache in Every Stake’ and ‘Cactus Makes Perfect’.