Profile of the Day: Moe Howard

Posted June 19, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Moe Howard

The Three Stooges

Do you remember watching The Three Stooges? On this day in 1897, Moe Howard was born in Brooklyn, New York.

He was born Moses Harry Horwitz to Solomon Horwitz and Jennie Gorovitz and was of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry. The fourth of five brothers, Moe developed an interest in performing early in his life. He got his start as part of the vaudeville act with Ted Healy and His Stooges.

Eventually, Moe, along with his brother Curly, and Larry Fine, formed the comedy team, The Three Stooges. With his trademark bowl cut hairstyle, Moe became known as the de-facto leader of the comedy team.

The trio’s slapstick comedy was a huge hit on film and television for decades. Over the course of the comedy trio’s run, they appeared in 220 films and 190 shorts. To this day, the comedy team is still regarded as one of the greatest comedy ensembles in history.

Are you related to Moe? Explore Moe Howard’s family tree and discover your connection to the comedian.

View Moe Howard’s Geni Profile


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