Shemp Howard (Samuel Horwitz)

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Samuel Howard (Horwitz)

Nicknames: "Shemp"
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Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Death: Died in Hollywood, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Solomon Horwitz (Gorovitz) and Jennie Horwitz (Gorovitz)
Husband of Gertrude "Babe" Howard
Father of Mort Howard
Brother of Isidore Horwitz; Jacob "Benjamin" Howard; Moe Howard (Moses Horwitz) and Jerome "Curly" Howard

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About Samuel Howard (Horwitz)

Shemp Howard (March 11, 1895[1] – November 22, 1955[2]) was an American actor and comedian. Born Samuel Horwitz, 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 1947 until his death in 1955. Between those times, Shemp had a successful film career as a solo comedian.

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Shemp Howard (Samuel Horwitz)'s Timeline

1895
March 4, 1895
Brooklyn, NY, USA
1955
November 22, 1955
Age 60
Hollywood, CA, USA
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