Shemp Howard

Place of birth:
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Samuel (born Shmuel) Horwitz (March 11, 1895 – November 22, 1955), known professionally as Shemp Howard, was an American actor and comedian. He is best known today for his role as the third stooge in the Three Stooges, a role he first portrayed at the beginning of the act in the early 1920s (1923–1932) while the act was still associated with Ted Healy and known as "Ted Healy and his Stooges", and again from 1946 until his death in 1955. Between his times with the Stooges, Shemp had a successful film career as a solo comedian. He was born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Brooklyn, the third-born of five Horwitz brothers, sons of Lithuanian Jewish parents. Moses - professionally known as Moe Howard - and Jerome - professionally known as Curly Howard - were his younger brothers. Throughout his career Shemp seldom stuck to the script and would liven up scenes with ad-libbed incidental dialogue or wisecracks. This became a trademark of his performances. His most notable characteristic as a Stooge was a high-pitched "bee-bee-bee-bee-bee-bee!" sound, a sort of soft screech done by inhaling. It became his signature sound. He used his somewhat homely appearance for comic effect, often mugging grotesquely or allowing his hair to fall in disarray. Shemp was married to the former Gertrude Frank, whom he wed in September 1925. The couple had one child, Morton (1926–1972). On November 22, 1955, while returning home in a taxicab following attending a boxing match with friends, Shemp, age 60, died of a sudden massive heart attack. The Three Stooges have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street.


The Three Stooges in 3D (2012)
Shemp Cocktail: A Toast to the Original Stooge (2008)
as Himself (archive footage)
The Three Stooges - Simply Hilarious (2000)
as Shemp
The Lost Stooges (1990)
as Himself
Three Stooges: Greatest Routines (1964)
as Shemp
Commotion On The Ocean (1956)
as Shemp
Scheming Schemers (1956)
as Shemp
Hot Stuff (1956)
as Shemp
Rumpus in the Harem (1956)
as Shemp
For Crimin' Out Loud (1956)
as Shemp
Flagpole Jitters (1956)
as Shemp
Creeps (1956)
as Shemp / Shemp's son
Husbands Beware (1956)
as Prof. Shemp Howard
Columbia Laff Hour (1956)
as Shemp
Blunder Boys (1955)
as Various Days
Hot Ice (1955)
as Shemp
Wham-Bam-Slam! (1955)
as Shemp
Stone Age Romeos (1955)
as Himself
Gypped in the Penthouse (1955)
as Shemp
Bedlam in Paradise (1955)
as Shemp
Of Cash and Hash (1955)
as Shemp
Fling in the Ring (1955)
as Shemp
Scotched in Scotland (1954)
as Shemp
Shot in the Frontier (1954)
as Shemp
Knutzy Knights (1954)
as Shemp
Pals and Gals (1954)
as Shemp
Musty Musketeers (1954)
as Shemp
Income Tax Sappy (1954)
as Shemp
Goof on the Roof (1953)
as Shemp
Bubble Trouble (1953)
as Shemp
Rip, Sew and Stitch (1953)
as Shemp
Pardon My Backfire (1953)
as Shemp
Spooks! (1953)
as Shemp
Tricky Dicks (1953)
as Shemp
Loose Loot (1953)
as Shemp
Booty And The Beast (1953)
as Shemp
Up in Daisy's Penthouse (1953)
as Shemp / Shemp Howard Sr.
Cuckoo on a Choo Choo (1952)
as Shemp
Three Dark Horses (1952)
as Shemp
Gents in a Jam (1952)
as Shemp
He Cooked His Goose (1952)
as Shemp
Listen Judge (1952)
as Shemp
Corny Casanovas (1952)
as Shemp
A Missed Fortune (1952)
as Shemp
Pest Man Wins (1951)
as Shemp
Hula-La-La (1951)
as Shemp
The Tooth Will Out (1951)
as Shemp
Gold Raiders (1951)
as Shemp
Merry Mavericks (1951)
as Shemp
Scrambled Brains (1951)
as Shemp
Don't Throw That Knife (1951)
as Shemp
Baby Sitters Jitters (1951)
as Shemp
Three Arabian Nuts (1951)
as Shemp
A Snitch in Time (1950)
as Shemp
Slaphappy Sleuths (1950)
as Shemp
Studio Stoops (1950)
as Shemp
Three Hams on Rye (1950)
as Shemp
Self Made Maids (1950)
as Shemp and Shempetta
Love at First Bite (1950)
as Shemp
Dopey Dicks (1950)
as Shemp
Hugs and Mugs (1950)
as Shemp
Punchy Cowpunchers (1950)
as Shemp
Jerks of All Trades (1949)
as Shemp
Dunked in the Deep (1949)
as Shemp
Vagabond Loafers (1949)
as Shemp
Malice in the Palace (1949)
as Shemp
Hokus Pokus (1949)
as Shemp
Africa Screams (1949)
as Gunner
Fuelin' Around (1949)
as Shemp
Who Done It? (1949)
as Shemp
The Ghost Talks (1949)
as Shemp
Crime on Their Hands (1948)
as Shemp
Mummy's Dummies (1948)
as Shemp
I'm a Monkey's Uncle (1948)
as Shemp
Heavenly Daze (1948)
as Shemp
The Hot Scots (1948)
as Shemp
Fiddlers Three (1948)
as Shemp
Squareheads of the Round Table (1948)
as Shemp
Pardon My Clutch (1948)
as Shemp
Shivering Sherlocks (1948)
as Shemp
All Gummed Up (1947)
as Shemp
Sing a Song of Six Pants (1947)
as Shemp
Brideless Groom (1947)
as Shemp
Hold That Lion! (1947)
as Shemp
Out West (1947)
as Shemp
Bride and Gloom (1947)
as Shemp
Fright Night (1947)
as Shemp
The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Edition: Tales from the Three Stooges Vol. 1 (1947)
as Himself
Blondie Knows Best (1946)
as Jim Gray
Society Mugs (1946)
as Shemp
One Exciting Week (1946)
as Marvin Lewis
Jiggers, My Wife (1946)
as Woodcock 'Woody' J. Strinker
Mr. Noisy (1946)
as Noisy
The Gentleman Misbehaves (1946)
as Marty
A Hit with a Miss (1945)
as Rameses - Prizefighter
Where the Pest Begins (1945)
as Shemp Howard
Trouble Chasers (1945)
as Shemp Howard
Off Again, on Again (1945)
as Woodcock Q. Strinker
Crazy Knights (1944)
as Shemp
Open Season for Saps (1944)
as Woodcock Q. Strinker
Strange Affair (1944)
as Laundry Truck Driver
Moonlight and Cactus (1944)
as Punchy Carter
Pick a Peck of Plumbers (1944)
as Elmer Peabody
Three of a Kind (1944)
as Shemp Howard
Crazy House (1943)
as Mumbo
It Ain't Hay (1943)
as Umbrella Sam
Keep 'em Slugging (1943)
as Binky
How's About It (1943)
as Alf
Arabian Nights (1942)
as Sinbad
Pittsburgh (1942)
as Shorty (The Tailor)
Private Buckaroo (1942)
as Sgt. 'Muggsy' Shavel
Mississippi Gambler (1942)
as Milton Davis - Brooklyn Cab Driver
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942)
as Det. Sgt. Sweeney
Butch Minds the Baby (1942)
as 'Squinty' Sweeny
Hellzapoppin' (1941)
as Louie
Hold That Ghost (1941)
as Soda Jerk
Too Many Blondes (1941)
as Hotel Manager Ambrose Tripp
Cracked Nuts (1941)
as Eddie / Ivan
Hit the Road (1941)
as Dingbat
San Antonio Rose (1941)
as Benny the Bounce
Tight Shoes (1941)
as Okay
In the Navy (1941)
as Dizzy
Mr. Dynamite (1941)
as Abdullah
Road Show (1941)
as Moe Parker (uncredited)
Meet the Chump (1941)
as Stinky Fink
Buck Privates (1941)
as Chef
Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga (1941)
as Gabby
The Invisible Woman (1940)
as Frankie
Give Us Wings (1940)
as Buzz Berger
Murder Over New York (1940)
as Shorty McCoy
The Bank Dick (1940)
as Joe Guelpe
The Leather Pushers (1940)
as Sailor McNeill
Pleased to Mitt You (1940)
as Pat Patrick
Millionaires in Prison (1940)
as Professor
Boobs in the Woods (1940)
as Gus
The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940)
as Joe - a Pickpocket
Money Squawks (1940)
as Shemp
Glove Slingers (1939)
as Pat Patrick
Another Thin Man (1939)
as Wacky
Home on the Rage (1938)
as Happy
Headin' East (1937)
Hollywood Round-Up (1937)
as Oscar Bush
Taking the Count (1937)
as Knobby Walsh
Kick Me Again (1937)
as Knobby Walsh
The Blonde Bomber (1936)
as Knobby Walsh
The Choke's on You (1936)
as Knobby Walsh
Punch and Beauty (1936)
as Knobby Walsh
Here's Howe (1936)
as Knobby Walsh
Absorbing Junior (1936)
as Henry, the Husband
For the Love of Pete (1936)
as Knobby Walsh
While the Cat's Away (1936)
as Henry
The Three Stooges: Five of Their Greatest Shorts (1936)
The Officer's Mess (1935)
as Gus Doakes
Convention Girl (1935)
as Dan Higgins
On the Wagon (1935)
as Henry
Serves You Right (1935)
as Johnny Spivens
Why Pay Rent? (1935)
as Henry
His First Flame (1935)
as Smokey Moe
A Peach of a Pair (1934)
as Butler
Dizzy & Daffy (1934)
as Lefty Howard
So You Won't T-T-T-Talk (1934)
as Henry
Smoked Hams (1934)
as Henry Howard
Daredevil O'Dare (1934)
as Butch
My Mummy's Arms (1934)
as Kenneth
Art Trouble (1934)
as Short Painter
I Scream (1934)
as Moran's Henchman
Corn on the Cop (1934)
as Reginald / Reggie
Pure Feud (1934)
as Clem McCarthy
Very Close Veins (1934)
as Sourdough
Pugs and Kisses (1934)
as Dopey Traynor
The Knife of the Party (1934)
as Shemp Howard
Mushrooms (1934)
as Thorndike
The Wrong, Wrong Trail (1934)
as Piano Mover
Henry the Ache (1934)
as Artie - One of King Henry's Lackeys
Howd' Ya Like That? (1934)
as Sailor
Rambling 'Round Radio Row #9 (1934)
as Songwriters' Representative
Here Comes Flossie! (1933)
as Ezry
Gobs of Fun (1933)
as Club patron
Paul Revere, Jr. (1933)
as Attendant
Close Relations (1933)
as One of the Moles
Salt Water Daffy (1933)
as Wilbur the Kleptomaniac
In the Dough (1932)
Soup to Nuts (1930)
as Fireman All About Movies © 2020

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