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Curly Howard Biography

Birth Name:
Jerome Lester Horwitz
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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