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SHEMP HOWARD BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Shemp Howard was born on March 17th, 1895 in Brooklyn, New York with the birth name Samuel Horwitz.  His brothers were Moe Howard and Curly Howard, both fellow stooges.  Throughout his acting career he made numerous appearances as one of the "Three Stooges" but also appeared on the big screen in such films as "The Bank Dick" (1940) and the short, "Hold That Lion" (1947).  He was an original member of the Three Stooges until he was replaced by his brother, Curly Howard.
 
When his brother, Jerome also known as Curly, became ill after suffering a stroke, Shemp returned to the series and stayed a cast member until he passed away appearing in a total of seventy seven shorts.  
 
During the early 40's his solo career had peaked and he was working as a contract player with Universal Studios.  He also enjoyed many years of success as a clown, comedian and also worked as a member of Ted Healy's vaudeville team.  Shemp was the only member of the "Three Stooges" who was able to maintain quite a successful solo career.  He was even cast in the recurring role of "Knobby Walsh" in the "Joe Palooka" movies series.    
 
He married only one time to Gertrude 'Babe' Frank on March 15th, 1925 and they remained together having one child before he passed away in the back seat of his car on November 22nd, 1955 in Hollywood, California after suffering a heart attack.  He is interred at Home of Peace Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
 
Due to his sudden death, stand-ins has to be used to complete a couple of "Three Stooges" short films that were still in production and this type of work became known in the industry as, "shemping".  
 
All Three Stooges were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their contribution to the Motion Pictures Industry. 

 
Filmography

1956 For Crimin' Out Loud 
1956 Flagpole Jitters 
1956 Creeps 
1956 Husbands Beware
1956 Columbia Laff Hour 
1955 Blunder Boys
1955 Hot Ice
1955 Wham-Bam-Slam! 
1955 Stone Age Romeos
1955 Gypped in the Penthouse
1955 Bedlam in Paradise 
1955 Of Cash and Hash 
1955 Fling in the Ring
1954 Scotched in Scotland
1954 Shot in the Frontier 
1954 Knutzy Knights 
1954 Pals and Gals 
1954 Musty Musketeers
1954 Income Tax Sappy 
1953 Goof on the Roof 
1953 Bubble Trouble 
1953 Rip, Sew and Stitch 
1953 Pardon My Backfire 
1953 Spooks! 
1953 Tricky Dicks
1953 Loose Loot
1953 Booty and the Beast 
1953 Up in Daisy's Penthouse
1952 Cuckoo on a Choo Choo
1952 Three Dark Horses
1952 Gents in a Jam 
1952 He Cooked His Goose 
1952 Corny Casanovas 
1952 Listen, Judge 
1952 A Missed Fortune 
1951 Pest Man Wins
1951 Hula-La-La
1951 The Tooth Will Out
1951 Gold Raiders 
1951 Merry Maverick
1951 Scrambled Brains 
1951 Don't Throw That Knife 
1951 Baby Sitters Jitters 
1951 Three Arabian Nuts 
1950 A Snitch in Time
1950 Slaphappy Sleuths 
1950 Studio Stoops 
1950 Three Hams on Rye 
1950 Self Made Maids 
1950 Love at First Bite 
1950 The Ed Wynn Show
1950 Dopey Dicks 
1950 Hugs and Mugs
1950 Punchy Cowpunchers 
1949 Dunked in the Deep
1949 Jerks of All Trades 
1949 Vagabond Loafers 
1949 Malice in the Palace 
1949 Fuelin' Around
1949 Hokus Pokus 
1949 Africa Screams 
1949 Who Done It?
1949 The Ghost Talks 
1948 The Morey Amsterdam Show
1948 Crime on Their Hands 
1948 Mummy's Dummies 
1948 The Buick-Berle Show 
1948 I'm a Monkey's Uncle 
1948 Heavenly Daze
1948 The Hot Scots 
1948 Fiddlers Three 
1948 Squareheads of the Round Table
1948 Pardon My Clutch 
1948 Shivering Sherlocks 
1947 All Gummed Up 
1947 Sing a Song of Six Pants 
1947 Brideless Groom
1947 Hold That Lion! 
1947 Out West 
1947 Bride and Gloom 
1947 Fright Night 
1946 Blondie Knows Best
1946 Society Mugs
1946 Dangerous Business 
1946 One Exciting Week
1946 Jiggers, My Wife
1946 Mr. Noisy
1946 The Gentleman Misbehaves
1945 A Hit with a Miss
1945 Where the Pest Begins 
1945 Trouble Chasers 
1945 Off Again, on Again 
1944 Crazy Knights
1944 Open Season for Saps 
1944 Strange Affair 
1944 Moonlight and Cactus 
1944 Pick a Peck of Plumbers 
1944 Three of a Kind
1943 Crazy House 
1943 Farmer for a Day
1943 Keep 'Em Slugging 
1943 It Ain't Hay 
1943 How's About It 
1942 Arabian Nights 
1942 Pittsburgh 
1942 Strictly in the Groove 
1942 Private Buckaroo 
1942 Mississippi Gambler 
1942 The Strange Case of Doctor Rx 
1942 Butch Minds the Baby 
1941 Hell zapoppin'
1941 Hold That Ghost 
1941 Cracked Nuts 
1941 Hit the Road 
1941 San Antonio Rose
1941 Tight Shoes 
1941 In the Navy
1941 Too Many Blondes
1941 The Flame of New Orleans 
1941 Mr. Dynamite
1941 Road Show
1941 Meet the Chump
1941 Buck Privates
1941 Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga
1940 The Invisible Woman 
1940 Murder Over New York
1940 The Bank Dick
1940 Give Us Wings 
1940 The Leather Pushers 
1940 Pleased to Mitt You
1940 Millionaires in Prison 
1940 Boobs in the Woods
1940 The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
1940 Money Squawks 
1939 Glove Slingers 
1939 Another Thin Man 
1939 Behind Prison Gates 
1938 Home on the Rage
1938 Not Guilty Enough
1937 Headin' East 
1937 Hollywood Round-Up 
1937 Taking the Count
1937 Kick Me Again 
1936 The Blonde Bomber
1936 The Choke's on You 
1936 Punch and Beauty 
1936 Here's Howe 
1936 Absorbing Junior 
1936 For the Love of Pete 
1936 While the Cat's Away
1935 Convention Girl
1935 The Officer's Mess 
1935 On the Wagon 
1935 Serves You Right
1935 Why Pay Rent?
1935 His First Flame 
1934 A Peach of a Pair 
1934 Dizzy & Daffy 
1934 Smoked Hams 
1934 Daredevil O'Dare
1934 My Mummy's Arms 
1934 Art Trouble 
1934 I Rambling 'Round Radio Row
1934 I Scream
1934 Corn on the Cop
1934 Pure Feud 
1934 Very Close Veins
1934 Pugs and Kisses
1934 The Knife of the Party
1934 Mushrooms
1934 Henry the Ache
1934 How'd Ya Like That? 
1934 The Wrong, Wrong Trail 
1934 So You Won't T-T-T-Talk
1933 Here Comes Flossie 
1933 Close Relations 
1933 Salt Water Daffy 
1932 In the Dough
1930 Soup to Nuts 
1919 I Spring Fever   





Matinee Classics - Africa Screams starring Abbott and Costello - Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Max Baer, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck and Shemp Howard
Matinee Classics - Blondie Knows Best starring Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Marjorie Kent, Steven Geray, Shemp Howard, Jerome Cowan and Daisy
Matinee Classics - The Three Stooges Shorts starring Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard
Matinee Classics - Malice in the Palace starring The Three Stooges - Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard
Matinee Classics - Private Buckaroo starring The Andrews Sisters, Dick Foran, Joe E. Lewis, Ernest Truex, Jennifer Holt, Shemp Howard, Richard Davies, Mary Wickes, Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Huntz Hall and Harry James and his Orchestra
Matinee Classics - Sing a Song of Six Pants starring The Three Stooges - Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard and Virginia Hunter, Harold Brauer and Vernon Dent
Matinee Classics - The Bank Dick starring W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio, Jessie Ralph, Franklin Pangborn, Shemp Howard, Richard Purcell, Grady Sutton, Russell Hicks, Pierre Watkin, Al Hill, George Moran, Bill Wolfe, Jack Norton, Pat West, Reed Hadley, Heather Wilde, Harlan Briggs and Bill Alston
Matinee Classics - The Bank Dick starring W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio, Jessie Ralph, Franklin Pangborn, Shemp Howard, Richard Purcell, Grady Sutton, Russell Hicks, Pierre Watkin, Al Hill, George Moran, Bill Wolfe, Jack Norton, Pat West, Reed Hadley, Heather Wilde, Harlan Briggs and Bill Alston
Matinee Classics - The Brideless Groom starring The Three Stooges - Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard, Dee Green, Christine McIntyre and Doris Colleen
Matinee Classics - The Brideless Groom starring The Three Stooges - Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard, Dee Green, Christine McIntyre and Doris Colleen


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