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American comedian and actor

Shemp Howard is ...

Dead
Born 11 Mar 1895 in Brooklyn
Died 22 Nov 1955 in Hollywood
Age60 years, 8 months
Causemyocardial infarction
Correction?
Shemp Howard
Shemp Howard
A scene from Malice in the Palace.

About Shemp Howard

Samuel Horwitz (March 11, 1895 – November 22, 1955), known professionally as Shemp Howard, was an American comedian and actor. He was called "Shemp" because "Sam" came out that way in his mother's thick Litvak accent. He is best known today for his role as the third stooge in the Three Stooges, a role he first portrayed at the beginning of the act in the early 1920s (1923–1932) while the act was still associated with Ted Healy and known as "Ted Healy and his Stooges", and again from 1947 until his death in 1955. Between his times with the Stooges, Shemp had a successful film career as a solo comedian.

He is also known as Samuel Horwitz.

Death

On November 22, 1955, Shemp went out with his friends Al Winston and Bobby Silverman to a boxing match (one of Shemp's favorite pastimes), at the old Hollywood Legion Stadium (at North El Centro Avenue & Selma Avenue), located just one block above the Hollywood Palladium. While returning home in a taxicab that evening, he died of a sudden massive heart attack, at the age of 60. He was leaning back and lighting a cigar after telling a joke, when he suddenly slumped over on his friend Al Winston's lap, accidentally burning Al with the cigar. Al thought Shemp was playing a joke, since Shemp was laughing moments earlier, but realized he was actually dead. Moe's autobiography gives a death date of November 23, 1955, as do most subsequent accounts, because of Moe's book. But much of that book was finished posthumously by his daughter and son-in-law, and some specific details were confused as a result. The Los Angeles county coroner's death certificate states that Shemp Howard died on Tuesday, November 22, 1955, at 11:00 PST; confirming that, Shemp's obituary appeared in the November 23 afternoon editions of Los Angeles newspapers, establishing the night of November 22 as the date of death. A different account is offered by former daughter-in-law Geri Greenbaum, who says Shemp's death happened just as their cab came over the rise on Barham Boulevard (heading to his Toluca Lake home).

Shemp Howard was entombed in a crypt in the Indoor Mausoleum at the Home of Peace Cemetery in East Los Angeles. His younger brother Curly is also interred there in an outdoor tomb in the Western Jewish Institute section, as well as his parents Solomon & Jennie Horwitz, and older brother Benjamin "Jack".

Films

Shemp Howard has worked on the following films:

The Invisible Woman
1940 film by A. Edward Sutherland
1940
Buck Privates
1941 film by Arthur Lubin
1941
The Bank Dick
1940 film by Edward F. Cline
1940
Pittsburgh
1942 film
1942
Brideless Groom
1947 film by Edward Bernds
1947
In the Navy
1941 American film
1941
Hold That Lion!
1947 film by Jules White
1947
Pals and Gals
1954 film by Jules White
1954
Malice in the Palace
1949 film by Jules White
1949
Hellzapoppin'
1941 film by H. C. Potter, Edward Cline
1941
Who Done It?
1949 film by Edward Bernds
1949
It Ain't Hay
1943 film by Erle C. Kenton
1943
Cuckoo on a Choo Choo
1952 film by Jules White
1952
Gents in a Jam
1952 film by Edward Bernds
1952
Bubble Trouble
1953 film by Jules White
1953
Vagabond Loafers
1949 film by Edward Bernds
1949
Tricky Dicks
1953 film by Jules White
1953
Crime on Their Hands
1948 film by Edward Bernds
1948
Bedlam in Paradise
1955 film by Jules White
1955
Don't Throw That Knife
1951 film by Jules White
1951
Keep 'Em Slugging
1943 film by Christy Cabanne
1943
All Gummed Up
1947 film by Jules White
1947
Of Cash and Hash
1955 film by Jules White
1955
Income Tax Sappy
1954 film by Jules White
1954
Corny Casanovas
1952 film by Jules White
1952
Shivering Sherlocks
1948 film by Del Lord
1948
Knutzy Knights
1954 film by Jules White
1954
Husbands Beware
1956 film by Jules White
1956
Shot in the Frontier
1954 film by Jules White
1954
Three Dark Horses
1952 film by Jules White
1952
Spooks!
1953 film by Jules White
1953
Fiddlers Three
1948 film by Jules White
1948
Fright Night
1947 film by Edward Bernds
1947
Scrambled Brains
1951 film by Jules White
1951
Gypped in the Penthouse
1955 film by Jules White
1955
Sing a Song of Six Pants
1947 film by Jules White
1947
The Hot Scots
1948 film by Edward Bernds
1948
Merry Mavericks
1951 film by Edward Bernds
1951
Listen, Judge
1952 American film by Edward Bernds
1952
Rip, Sew and Stitch
1953 film by Jules White
1953
Scotched in Scotland
1954 film by Jules White
1954
A Missed Fortune
1952 film by Jules White
1952
The Ghost Talks
1949 film by Jules White
1949
Dunked in the Deep
1949 film by Jules White
1949
Squareheads of the Round Table
1948 film by Edward Bernds
1948
Mummy's Dummies
1948 film by Edward Bernds
1948
Three Arabian Nuts
1951 film by Edward Bernds
1951
Creeps
1956 film by Jules White
1956
Self-Made Maids
1950 film by Jules White
1950
Loose Loot
1953 film by Jules White
1953
Goof on the Roof
1953 film by Jules White
1953
Stone Age Romeos
1955 film by Jules White
1955
Pest Man Wins
1951 film by Jules White
1951
Dopey Dicks
1950 film by Edward Bernds
1950
Booty and the Beast
1953 film by Jules White
1953
I'm a Monkey's Uncle
1948 film by Jules White
1948
Give Us Wings
1940 film by Charles Lamont
1940
Slaphappy Sleuths
1950 film by Jules White
1950
Society Mugs
1946 film by Edward Bernds
1946
In the Dough
1932 film by Ray McCarey
1932
Convention Girl
1935 film by Luther Reed
1935