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Moe Howard Overview:

Legendary actor, Moe Howard, was born Moses Horwitz on Jun 19, 1897 in Brooklyn, NY. Howard died at the age of 77 on May 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, CA .

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Howard was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Moe Howard Quotes:

Johnson: [hearing the monkey] What's that noise?
Moe: Aw, ya shouldn't believe everything ya hear.


Moe: The rajah says that at this time he will throw the razor-edged daggers at random.
Larry: Random? Get him up here. Hey, Randy, come on.
Moe: [glowering at Larry] Pardon me, Mister Random.


Curly: [laughing] I think we're captured!
Moe: [laughing] They'll probably shoot us!


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Moe Howard Facts
Determined to get into movies, Moe (then going by his middle name, Harry) went to the Brooklyn-based American Vitagraph studios in May, 1909, and volunteered to run errands for the stars and crews without charging for the service. This impressed Maurice Costello, who brought Moe inside and introduced him to the company. Soon, he was appearing in dramas with Costello and comedies with John Bunny and Flora Finch. At first, he didn't tell his family about his movie work. But, when they thought he was losing his mind because he was acting like his characters at home, he told them about his extracurricular activities. Most of his films from this period were lost when the Vitagraph film library burned on 2 July 1910.

His famous "bowl" haircut came by accident. As a child, his mother always wanted a girl, and with Moe being the youngest at the time, she would play dress-up with him, putting him in dresses and bologna curling his long hair. One day, after being picked on for months in school, he and some friends hid in the shed, and he chopped all of the hair off, using a bowl as a guide. After doing so, he was so afraid to face his mother, he hid for hours. Finally coming out, after seeing his hair, she cried out that she was so happy he did so, simply because she couldn't bring herself to. His hair stuck with him all his life.

Is portrayed by Paul Ben-Victor in The Three Stooges (2000) (TV)

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