Shemp Howard

Birth name: Samuel Horwitz

Hair color: Brown

Eye color: Blue

Height: 5 ft 5"

Nickname: "The Forgotten Stooge"

Quote: " There's a thousand reasons why I shouldn't drink... but I can't think of one right now."

Samuel Horwitz (March 11, 1895 – November 22, 1955) known professionally as Shemp Howard, was an American comedian and actor. He was called "Shemp" because "Sam" came out that way in his mother's thick Litvak accent. 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.

On November 22, 1955, Shemp went out with his friends Al Winston and Bobby Silverman to a boxing match (one of Shemp's favorite pastimes), at the old Hollywood Legion Stadium. While returning home in a taxicab that evening, he died of a sudden massive heart attack, at the age of 60.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

1919

Spring Fever

1934

Art Trouble

1939

Another Thin Man

1940

Millionaires in Prison

The Invisible Woman

1941

Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga

Tight Shoes

Hold That Ghost

Buck Private

Too Many Blondes

In the Navy

San Antonio Rose

Hellzapoppin

1942

Crazy House

Arabian Nights

Pittsburgh

Private Buckaroo

The Strange Case of Doctor Rx

Strictly in the Groove

1943

How's About It

1944

Crazy Knights

Moonlight and Cactus

Strange Affair

Three of a Kind

1946

One Exciting Week

1949

Africa Screams

1951

Gold Raiders

For more about Shemp Howard go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shemp_Howard

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