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  • Accidentally shot himself in the left ankle at age 12.
  • Had his first marriage annulled because his mother disapproved of the union.
  • Modeled famous "woo-woo-woo" sound on a similar gimmick used by comic Hugh Herbert
  • Hated shaving his head because he thought it made him less appealing to women.
  • His last film appearance, Hold That Lion, is the only Three Stooges short to co-star Curly along with his two brothers, Moe and Shemp.
  • Was an avid dog lover, often picking up strays while the Stooges traveled and taking them with him from town to town.


  • Benjamin “Jack” Howard — Brother
  • Solomon Horwitz — Father
  • Elaine Ackerman — Ex-wife
  • Valerie Newman — Wife
  • Shemp Howard — Brother
  • Moe Howard — Brother
  • Marion Buxbaum — Ex-wife
  • Julia Rosenthal — Ex-wife
  • Janie — Daughter
  • Jennie Horwitz — Mother
  • Irving Horwitz — Brother
  • Marilyn — Daughter

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  • Birth Name: Jerome Lester Horwitz
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: January 18, 1952
  • Profession: Actor

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