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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Who was Moses Harry Horwitz

Moses Harry Horwitz was his name and he was born on this day the 19th of June in 1897. You may not recognize his name and when I tell you his stage name was Moe Howard you may still be lost a bit. Moe was the leader of a comedian trio with his partners and Larry and Curly. Together the team starred in motion pictures and t.v. shows for more than 4 decades. Originally the trio was known as Ted Healy and His Stooges, an act that toured the vaudeville circuit.

Moses Horwitz was born in Brooklyn New York, in a party of the city known as Bensonhurst. His parents Solomon and Jennie. Solomon was one of four brothers that were of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry. Shemp Howard is the younger brother of Curly Howard who eventually became the duo known as three stooges with Moe.

Trivia about Moses Harry Horwitz better known as "Moe" prior to the Three Stooges

  • Moe earned his distinctive hairstyle when as a boy he cut off his curls with a pair of scissors. The cut produced a ragged bowl cut like shape. 
  • Moe loved to read and reading was a great pleasure of his. The books he read would help give him ideas Reading also helped him when it came to memorizing his acting lines.
  • As Moe's interest in acting started his grades began to get worse. He often went to the theaters paid his dime to get in and watch the action
  • He sang in a bar with his older brother Shemp until their father put a stop to it. 
  • Moe sold real estate with his mother for a short period of time. 


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