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Curly Howard

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Curly's Last Scene

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Three Stooges at Steel Pier, Atlantic City -- 1938

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The Three Stooges Curly's Wife Talks About His Personal Life

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Three Stooges Home Movies, Candid, On Set Moe, Larry, Curly, Shemp

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Curly Howard hurt while filming Three Stooges.

Jerome Lester Horwitz, known professionally as Curly Howard, was an 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 as well as his physical comedy, improvisations, and athleticism. An untrained actor, Curly borrowed the "woob woob" from "nervous" and soft-spoken comedian Hugh Herbert. Curly's unique version of "woob-woob-woob" was firmly established by the time of the Stooges' second Columbia film, Punch Drunks (1934).