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Also Known As: The Three Soles, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly [Howard], Curly Howard, Ted Healy And His Stooges, Howard, Fine & Howard, Larry [Fine], Moe [Howard] Died:
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Birth Place: Profession: actors, comedians

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The two-reel shorts and feature films of this raucous, knockabout--some might say violent--slapstick comedy trio have endured with a cult following despite the ongoing disdain of the critics and the horror of parents, educators and religious leaders who consider the Three Stooges the lowest of low-brow. Still, thanks to broadcasts on TV and cable, The Three Stooges play somewhere in America and the world everyday. In actuality, The Stooges in some form had a more than 60-year performance history with seven individuals who can lay some claim to having been a "Stooge." Moe Howard (born Moses Horwitz), who would later become the leader of the group, met vaudevillian Ted Healy in 1909 and the two formed an act. Howard worked with Healy on and off, but also concentrated on a song-and-dance act with his older brother Shemp (born Samuel Horwitz).

The two-reel shorts and feature films of this raucous, knockabout--some might say violent--slapstick comedy trio have endured with a cult following despite the ongoing disdain of the critics and the horror of parents, educators and religious leaders who consider the Three Stooges the lowest of low-brow. Still, thanks to broadcasts on TV and cable, The Three Stooges play somewhere in America and the world everyday. In actuality, The Stooges in some form had a more than 60-year performance history with seven individuals who can lay some claim to having been a "Stooge." Moe Howard (born Moses Horwitz), who would later become the leader of the group, met vaudevillian Ted Healy in 1909 and the two formed an act. Howard worked with Healy on and off, but also concentrated on a song-and-dance act with his older brother Shemp (born Samuel Horwitz).

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 The Lost Stooges (1990)
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 Stoogemania (1986)
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 4 for Texas (1963)
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1909:
Moe Howard meets Ted Healy at Vitagraph Studios in Brooklyn
1922:
Moe Howard and brother Shemp join Healy in act touring the vaudeville circuit
1925:
Shemp Howard goes solo; Larry Fine replaces him
1926:
Shemp returns; act evolves into Ted Healy and His Three Stooges
1929:
Appeared on Broadway in "A Night in Venice"
1930:
Featured in "Soup to Nuts", billed as Ted Healy and The Racketeers
1932:
Shemp and Healy both leave act again; Moe Howard's younger brother Jerome, nicknamed Curly, joins the act
1933:
Billed as 'The Three Stooges' for the first time in "The Dancing Lady" (MGM)
1934:
Put under contract by Poverty Row studio Columbia Pictures to star in two-reel comedies
1946:
Curly Howard suffered stroke and was forced to leave act
1947:
Shemp Howard replaces brother Curly as a Stooge; remained with act until his death in 1955
1956:
Joe Besser hired as third Stooge
1958:
After 24 years, The Three Stooges part with Columbia
1959:
Curly Joe DeRita replaces Besser as third Stooge
1965:
Release of final Stooge feature film, "The Outlaws Is Coming!"
1966:
Premiere of "The New Three Stooges" animated series
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