Shemp Howard Biography
(Comedian, Actor and Member of the Comedy Team ‘The Three Stooges’)
Birthday: March 11, 1895 (Pisces)
Born In: Manhattan, New York, United States
Shemp Howard was an American actor and comedian best recognized for appearing as the third stooge in the comedy team, The Three Stooges. He first performed this role when the act was still linked with Ted Healy and was called "Ted Healy and his Stooges." He was again associated with the act from 1947 till his death. Besides his association with the Stooges, Howard also enjoyed a successful film career. He appeared in tons of movies including ‘Art Trouble’, ‘Millionaires in Prison’, ‘The Invisible Woman’, ‘Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga’, ‘The Strange Case of Doctor Rx’, ‘Strictly in the Groove’ and ‘One Exciting Week’, to name a few. Howard, who was addressed as “the ugliest man in movies,” was known for his impeccable comedic talent. He had the ability to liven up the scenes with ad-libbed dialogues or wisecracks which became a trademark of the actor’s performances. On a personal note, Howard was an avid boxing fan. He was good friends with Huntz Hall. His favorite Stooges comedy was the one he did with The Three Stooges for the very first time and that dealt with boxing.