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Birth Name: Jerome Lester Horwitz

Born: 22 October 1903 Died: 18 January 1952

Country of origin: United States

Height: 5' 5"


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Description: Curly Howard's real name was Jerome Lester Horwitz. He was born to Jenny and Solomon Horwitz on October 22, 1903 in Bath Beach, a summer resort in a section of Brooklyn. He was the fifth and youngest of the five Horwitz brothers. Curly's interest in show business grew as he watched his brothers, Shemp and Moe perform as stooges in Ted Healy's act. After Shemp left the Healy act, Moe suggested to Healy that his kid brother Jerome was available and would make an excellent replacement for Shemp. Curly at the time was known as "Babe." When Babe showed up to talk to Healy to join the act he had long wavy brown hair and a ... (more)
Tags: American (3), Three Stooges (2), Died 1952 (2), Born 1903 (2), Deceased (1), Stooge (1), Died Aged 48 (1), Funny (1), Actor (1), 1940s (1), 1930s (1), Supporting Actor (1), Lead Actor (1), Part Of Comedy Team (1), Stroke (1), Died Aged 49 (1)
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