Shemp Howard

Shemp Howard

Highest Rated: 100% Hold That Ghost (1941)

Lowest Rated: 60% Africa Screams (1949)

Birthday: Mar 11, 1895

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Once described as "The Ugliest Man in Hollywood" as part of a publicity stunt concocted by his agent, comic actor Shemp Howard was an integral member of The Three Stooges for more than 70 films. Receiving his start on the vaudeville circuit, Shemp performed with his brother Moe and violinist Larry Fine alongside popular comedian Ted Healy on Broadway and in the two-reel short "Soup to Nuts" (1930) prior to venturing on to a solo career. Over the 15 years that followed, Shemp established himself as a film comedian opposite players like W.C. Fields and Abbott & Costello until the failing health of his younger brother Curly brought him back into the Stooges fold with the comedy "Fright Night" (1947). Less hyper-kinetic and childlike than Curly, Shemp's shameless mugging and trademark utterance of "Bee-bee-bee-bee!" - in addition to his willingness to take a mallet to the head or a pair of fingers to eyes - easily made him a welcome addition to the line-up. After appearing in dozens of shorts that included "I'm a Monkey's Uncle" (1948) and "Corny Casanovas" (1952), he died of a heart attack in 1955. And while replaced onscreen, the stringy-haired funny man would never be supplanted in the hearts of Stooge fans who truly appreciated what Shemp Howard and his fellow Stooges gave to the world of comedy, even if the critics did not.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pardon My Backfire Shemp (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Done It? Unknown (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 67% Malice in the Palace Shemp (Character) - 1949
60% 38% Africa Screams Gunner (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heavenly Daze Shemp (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brideless Groom Prof. Shemp Howard (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sing a Song of Six Pants Shemp (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentleman Misbehaves Marty (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Exciting Week Marvin Lewis (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 80% Blondie Knows Best Jim Gray (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Affair Laundry Truck Driver (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cookin' Up Trouble Unknown (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crazy Knights Shemp (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three of a Kind Shemp Howard (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Crazy Shemp (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Butch Minds the Baby "Squinty" Sweeny (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 27% Private Buckaroo Sgt. "Muggsy" Shavel (Character) - 1942
67% 80% Arabian Nights Sinbad (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 48% Pittsburgh Shorty (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Dynamite Abdullah (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 77% Buck Privates Chef (Character) - 1941
100% 90% Hold That Ghost Soda Jerk (Character) - 1941
67% 25% The Invisible Woman Frankie (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 87% Hellzapoppin' Louie (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tight Shoes Okay (Character) - 1941
100% 74% The Bank Dick Joe, Guelpe, Bartender at Black Pussy Cat Cafe (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady Joe (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Round-Up Oscar (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet For the Love of Pete Knobby Walsh (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Convention Girl Dan Higgins (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Art Trouble Short Painter (Character) - 1934

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Stooges Unknown (Character) 1947-1956

QUOTES FROM Shemp Howard CHARACTERS

Shemp says: Your're supposed to be singing like a bird, not a volcano.

Shemp says: Gargle with old razor blades.

Shemp says: Can I help it if I'm not cousin Basil?

Moe says: To Larry: Hold it. You wouldn't hit a lady with that? Use this, its bigger.