Wednesday, 8 July 2020

1336) Curly Howard

Jerome Lester Horwitz (1903 – 1952), known professionally as Curly Howard. American vaudevillian actor and comedian. He was best known as a member of the American farce comedy team the Three Stooges, which also featured his elder brothers Moe and Shemp Howard and actor Larry Fine. Curly Howard was generally considered the most popular and recognizable of the Stooges. He was well known for his high-pitched voice and vocal expressions ("nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!", "woob-woob-woob!", "soitenly!" [certainly], and barking like a dog), as well as his physical comedy (e.g., falling on the ground and pivoting on his shoulder as he "walked" in circular motion), improvisations, and athleticism.
Howard was forced to leave the Three Stooges act in May 1946 when a massive stroke ended his show-business career. He suffered through serious health problems and several more strokes until his death in 1952 at age 48.

- "His condition, however, was that the newest Stooge shave off his thick red hair and handlebar mustache, which inspired his stage name, and thus the rotund Curly appears in all the trio's productions with a shaved head or his hair closely cropped."…

- "However, Healy felt that Curly, with his thick, chestnut-red hair and elegant waxed mustache, did not look like a funny character."

 - "Jerome, who went by Jerry, had brownish-red hair and a handlebar mustache, and Healy didn't think people would laugh at him.…/the-tragic-real-life-story-of-the…/

- "Healy took one look at Jerry, who had long red locks and facial hair, and decided he did not have the look that Moe and Larry had.…/…/Fine__Larry

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