Curly Howard (1903–1952)

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Jerome "Curly" Howard, the rotund, bald Stooge with the high voice was the most popular member of The Three Stooges. His first stage experience was as a comedic conductor for the Orville Knapp Band in 1928. Curly joined The Three Stooges in 1932, replacing his brother Shemp Howard. He made more than 100 film appearances with the team before a ... See full bio »

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 1947 Hold That Lion! (Short)
Sleeping Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1947 Half-Wits Holiday (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1946 Three Little Pirates (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1946 Rhythm and Weep (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1946 G.I. Wanna Home (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1946 Three Loan Wolves (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1946 Monkey Businessmen (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1946 The Three Troubledoers (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1946 Uncivil War Birds (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1946 Swing Parade of 1946
Curly (as Jerome Howard)
 1946 A Bird in the Head (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1946 Beer Barrel Polecats (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1945 Micro-Phonies (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1945 If a Body Meets a Body (Short)
Curly Q. Link (Q for cuff) (as Curly)
 1945 Idiots Deluxe (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1945 Rockin' in the Rockies
Curly (as The Three Stooges)
 1945 Booby Dupes (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1945 Three Pests in a Mess (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1944 No Dough Boys (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1944 Gents Without Cents (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1944 Idle Roomers (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1944 The Yoke's on Me (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1944 Busy Buddies (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1944 Crash Goes the Hash (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1943 A Gem of a Jam (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1943 Phony Express (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1943 Dizzy Pilots (Short)
Curly Wrong (as Curly)
 1943 I Can Hardly Wait (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1943 Higher Than a Kite (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1943 Three Little Twirps (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1943 Good Luck, Mr. Yates
Curly (scenes deleted, as Three Stooges)
 1943 Back from the Front (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1943 Spook Louder (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1943 Dizzy Detectives (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1943 They Stooge to Conga (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1942 Sock-a-Bye Baby (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1942 My Sister Eileen
Subway Builder (uncredited)
 1942 Even as IOU (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1942 Three Smart Saps (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1942 Matri-Phony (Short)
Curleycue (as Curly)
 1942 What's the Matador? (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1942 Cactus Makes Perfect (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1942 Loco Boy Makes Good (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1941 Some More of Samoa (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1941 In the Sweet Pie and Pie (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1941 An Ache in Every Stake (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1941 I'll Never Heil Again (Short)
Curly Gallstone (as Curly)
 1941 Time Out for Rhythm
Stooge Curly
 1941 All the World's a Stooge (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1941 Dutiful But Dumb (Short)
Cluck (as Curly)
 1941 So Long Mr. Chumps (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1940 Boobs in Arms (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1940 Cookoo Cavaliers (Short)
Curly Sinker (as Curly)
 1940 No Census, No Feeling (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1940 From Nurse to Worse (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1940 How High Is Up? (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1940 Nutty But Nice (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1940 A Plumbing We Will Go (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1940 Rockin' Thru the Rockies (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1940 You Nazty Spy! (Short)
Curly Gallstone (as Curly)
 1939 Three Sappy People (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1939 Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1939 Calling All Curs (Short)
Dr. Curly (as Curly)
 1939 Saved by the Belle (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1939 Yes, We Have No Bonanza (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1939 A Ducking They Did Go (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1939 We Want Our Mummy (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1939 Three Little Sew and Sews (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1938 Flat Foot Stooges (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1938 Mutts to You (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1938 Three Missing Links (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1938 Violent Is the Word for Curly (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1938 Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb (Short)
Curly Howard (as Curly)
 1938 Tassels in the Air (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1938 Start Cheering
Curly - One of the Three Stooges (uncredited)
 1938 Wee Wee Monsieur (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1938 Termites of 1938 (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1937 The Sitter Downers (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1937 Playing the Ponies (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1937 Cash and Carry (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1937 Goofs and Saddles (Short)
Buffalo Bilious (as Curly)
 1937 Back to the Woods (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1937 3 Dumb Clucks (Short)
Curly / Pop Howard (as Curly)
 1937 Dizzy Doctors (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1937 Grips, Grunts and Groans (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1936 Slippery Silks (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1936 Whoops, I'm an Indian! (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1936 False Alarms (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1936 A Pain in the Pullman (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1936 Disorder in the Court (Short)
Curly (as Curly)
 1936 Half Shot Shooters (Short)
Curley (as Curley)
 1936 Movie Maniacs (Short)
Curley Howard (as Curley)
 1936 Ants in the Pantry (Short)
Curly (as Curley)
 1935 Three Little Beers (Short)
Curley (as Curley)
 1935 Hoi Polloi (Short)
Curley (as Curley)
 1935 Pardon My Scotch (Short)
Curley (as Curley)
 1935 Uncivil Warriors (Short)
Operator 15 / Major Hyde (as Curley)
 1935 Pop Goes the Easel (Short)
Curley (as Curley)
 1935 Restless Knights (Short)
Baron of Graymatter (as Curley)
 1935 Horses' Collars (Short)
Curley (as Jerry Howard)
 1934 Three Little Pigskins (Short)
Curley (as Curley)
 1934 The Captain Hates the Sea
Orchestra Drummer (as Three Stooges)
 1934 Men in Black (Short)
Dr. Curley Howard (as Jerry Howard)
 1934 Punch Drunks (Short)
Curley, aka K.O. Stradivarius (as Curley)
 1934 Operator 13
Confederate Soldier (uncredited)
 1934 Hollywood Party
Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
 1934 The Big Idea (Short)
Healy's Stooge (as Howard)
 1934 The Three Stooges (TV Series)
 1934 Woman Haters (Short)
Jack (as Curley)
 1934 Hollywood on Parade No. B-9 (Short)
 1934 Jailbirds of Paradise (Short)
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1934 Roast-Beef and Movies (Short)
Bogus Movie Producer (as Jerry Howard)
 1934 Fugitive Lovers
One of The Three Julians (as Jerry Howard)
 1933 Myrt and Marge
Mullins' Helper (as Howard)
 1933 Dancing Lady
Curly - Stagehand (as Jerry Howard)
 1933 Meet the Baron
A Stooge (as Jerry Howard)
 1933 Plane Nuts (Short)
Curly (as Howard)
 1933 Hello Pop (Short)
Son (as Howard Fine and Howard)
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood
Fritz the Clown (uncredited)
 1933 Beer and Pretzels (Short)
Curly (as Howard)
 1933 Turn Back the Clock
Wedding Singer (uncredited)
 1933 Nertsery Rhymes (Short)
Boy (as Howard)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
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Show Show Soundtrack (12 credits)
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Show Show Self (7 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (48 credits)

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "George White's Scandals" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Sammy Fain. Lyrics by Jack Yellen. Sketches by Matt Brooks, Eddie Davis and George White (also choreographer, director, producer). Additional lyrics by Herb Magidson. Musical orchestrations by Don Walker, Lew Harris and Ted Royal. Dialogue directed by ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

The 3 Stooges | Curley | Curly | Curley Howard | Howard Fine and Howard | Jerome Howard | Jerry Howard | Howard | Three Stooges | the Three Stooges | The Three Stooges


5' 5" (1.65 m)


Valerie Joan Grenache  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »


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Never made a public or on-camera appearance out of character. See more »


Wore suits a size too small and a bowler hat in a majority of his Stooge shorts, most notably in Disorder in the Court (1936). See more »


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