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Curly Howard (American Actor)
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1903
Date of Death:
January 18, 1952
Curly Howard , was one of the Three Stooges, along with brothers Moe Howard and Shemp Howard, and actor Larry Fine, although Curly was more or less the breakout character. Curly is generally considered the most popular and recognizable of the Stooges . He is well known for his high-pitched voice, chuckling laugh , and excited yell , as well as numerous pantomimed "bits of business".
Family members recalled in print that Curly borrowed the "woo woo" from "nervous" and soft-spoken comedian Hugh Herbert, but was otherwise an original and inspired performer. In any case, Curly's unique version of "woo-woo-woo" was firmly established by the time of the Stooges' second film Punch Drunks in 1934. According to Moe, Curly was never very good with written dialogue, and whenever he got stuck, he would improvise some visual or vocal nonsense that the directors usually kept in the finished film.