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Moe Howard is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Editor American born on 19 june 1897 at New York City (USA)

Moe Howard

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Birth name Moses Harry Horwitz
Nationality USA
Birth 19 june 1897 at New York City (USA)
Death 4 may 1975 (at 77 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Moses Harry Horwitz (June 19, 1897 – May 4, 1975), known professionally as Moe Howard, was an American actor and comedian best known as the de facto leader of the Three Stooges, the farce comedy team who starred in motion pictures and television for four decades. That group originally started out as Ted Healy and His Stooges, an act that toured the vaudeville circuit. Moe's distinctive hairstyle came about when he was a boy and cut off his curls with a pair of scissors, producing a ragged shape approximating a bowl cut.

Biography

On June 7, 1925 Moe Howard married Helen Schonberger, a cousin of magician Harry Houdini. The next year, Helen pressured Moe to leave the stage, since she was pregnant and wanted Moe nearer to home. Moe attempted to earn a living in a succession of "normal" jobs, none of which was very successful, and soon returned to working with Ted Healy.

Moe and Helen had two children, Joan Howard (born 1927) and Paul Howard (born 1935).

Best films

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
(Actor)
Men in Black (1934)
(Actor)

Usually with

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Moe Howard (233 films)

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Actor

Kook's Tour
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Emil Sitka
Roles Moe
Rating65% 3.287573.287573.287573.287573.28757
Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title, 1h23
Directed by Harmon Jones
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Richard Deacon, Henry Corden, Carmen Phillips, Moe Howard
Roles atty. Crumworth Raines
Rating48% 2.4351152.4351152.4351152.4351152.435115
Charlie Yuckapuck (Morey Amsterdam) and Annie (Rosie Marie) work as a zany cook and waitress at the diner run by Mr. Travis (Richard Deacon), located across from a busy factory, visited by Danny Thomas, Forrest Tucker, Joe Ploski and other celebs in cameos. Meanwhile, the Soviet KEB believes that Charlie is really defecting Soviet cosmonaut Yasha Nudnik, and sends Comrade Olga (Carmen Phillips) et al. to observe him, all members of a spy ring run by Mr. Big (Jack Heller). One day lawyer Crumworth Raines (Moe Howard) arrives and announces to waitress Magda Anders (January Jones) that she has inherited a bookstore at Updike University, causing Charlie and Annie to switch jobs to the bookstore, where undercover U.S. government agent Jim Holliston (Michael Ford) volunteers to help. Features a cameo by Irene Ryan as Granny, and Steve Allen, Milton Berle, and Carl Reiner as bookstore customers. Peggy Mondo, Cliff Arquette, and Nick Adams have cameos as KEB agents. Tim Herbert plays Samu, "Fastest Draw in the East".
The Outlaws Is Coming, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Themes Buddy films
Actors Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Adam West, Nancy Kovack, Mort Mills
Roles Moe
Rating62% 3.1428653.1428653.1428653.1428653.142865
In 1871, Rance Roden (Don Lamond) plans to kill off all the buffalo and thus cause the Indians to riot. After they destroy the U.S. Cavalry (his real enemy), Rance and his gang will take over the West. Meanwhile, a Boston magazine gets wind of the buffalo slaughter and sends editor Kenneth Cabot (Adam West) and his associates (Moe, Larry and Curly Joe) to Casper, Wyoming to investigate. Once there, Ken's shooting skills (secretly aided by sharp shooter Annie Oakley (Nancy Kovack)) earn him the job of town sheriff. Rance has his band of bad guys called in to have the lawmen wiped out, but the Stooges sneak into the gang's hideout while the gang is asleep and glue their firearms to their holsters. When Ken confronts the bad guys, the bad guys decide that a life of justice is better than crime. Meanwhile, Rance and Trigger attempt to sell firearms to the Indians, including an armoured wagon containing a Gatling Gun and cannon in a turret, but the Stooges foil this plan by snapping a picture of them making the sale.
4 for Texas, 2h4
Directed by Robert Aldrich, Oscar Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg, Ursula Andress, Charles Bronson, Victor Buono
Roles Moe (uncredited)
Rating55% 2.7987152.7987152.7987152.7987152.798715
In 1870, a shipment of $100,000 being transported by stagecoach to Galveston, Texas, is the object of a tug-of-war in the desert between Zack Thomas (Frank Sinatra) and Joe Jarrett (Dean Martin), who first must stave off an outlaw band led by Matson (Charles Bronson).
The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Buddy films
Actors Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Joan Freeman, Walter Burke, Peter Forster
Roles Moe (as The Three Stooges)
Rating65% 3.2949753.2949753.2949753.2949753.294975
Phileas Fogg III (Jay Sheffield), great-grandson of the original Phileas Fogg, accepts a bet to duplicate his great-grandfather's famous trip around the world in response to a challenge made by Randolph Stuart III, the descendant of the original Fogg's nemesis. Unbeknownst to anyone, however, "Stuart" is the infamous con man Vicker Cavendish (Peter Forster) who made the bet in order to cover up his robbing the bank of England by framing Fogg for the crime.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, 2h34
Directed by Stanley Kramer, Carey Loftin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Dorothy Provine, Moe Howard
Roles Airport Firemen #1
Rating75% 3.7983353.7983353.7983353.7983353.798335
"Smiler" Grogan (Jimmy Durante), wanted by police in a tuna factory robbery fifteen years ago and on the run from the police, careens his 1957 Ford Victoria off twisting, mountainous State Highway 74 near Palm Springs in Southern California and crashes. Five motorists stop to help him - Melville Crump (Sid Caesar), a dentist, Lennie Pike (Jonathan Winters), a furniture mover, Dingy Bell (Mickey Rooney) and Benjy Benjamin (Buddy Hackett), two friends on their way to Las Vegas, and J. Russell Finch (Milton Berle), who owns Pacific Edible Seaweed Company in Fresno. Just before he dies, Grogan tells the five about $350,000 buried in Santa Rosita State Park near the Mexican border under a mysterious "big W".
The Three Stooges in Orbit, 1h27
Directed by Edward Bernds
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Emil Sitka, Carol Christensen, Edson Stroll
Roles Moe
Rating59% 2.9528152.9528152.9528152.9528152.952815
The Stooges are TV actors who are trying to sell ideas for their animated television show The Three Stooges Scrapbook. Unfortunately, their producer does not like anything. He gives the boys ten days to come up with a gimmick or their show will be canceled. In the meantime the Stooges lose their accommodation when they are caught cooking in their room because Curly-Joe turned up the TV-disguised refrigerator way too loud. The only affordable accommodation that will allow cooking is found in an advertisement in a newspaper. The home belongs to Professor Danforth (Emil Sitka) and it resembles a castle.
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules, 1h29
Directed by Edward Bernds
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films based on mythology, Time travel films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Buddy films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Vicki Trickett, Quinn K. Redeker, George N. Neise
Roles Moe
Rating63% 3.199093.199093.199093.199093.19909
The Stooges work at Dimsal's Drug Store in Ithaca, New York, where they befriend Schuyler Davis (Quinn Redeker), the owner of the shop next door, who is attempting to build a time machine. With the boys' "help", the machine transports the boys, Schuyler and disaffected girlfriend Diane Quigley (Vicki Trickett) back in time to Ithaca in ancient Greece during the reign of the lecherous King Odius (George N. Neise). The King, after defeating and imprisoning Ulysses because the Stooges are believed to be gods, has a yearning for Diane. Realizing they have disrupted the proper course of history, Schuyler and the boys free Ulysses, after which Odius banishes them to the galleys, where Schuyler builds impressive muscles while constantly rowing.
Snow White and the Three Stooges, 1h47
Directed by Walter Lang, Frank Tashlin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Edson Stroll, Patricia Medina, Guy Rolfe
Roles Moe
Rating52% 2.6103852.6103852.6103852.6103852.610385
Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Fortunia, a noble king and his lovely young queen lack but one blessing to make their joy complete. The queen gives birth to a daughter named Snow White, but dies soon after. The king mourns her, but in time, he remarries because of the pleading of his people. His new Queen is a beautiful, but evil woman who soon becomes jealous of Snow White's beauty.
Stop! Look! and Laugh
Directed by Jules White
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Paul Winchell, Vernon Dent
Roles Moe
Rating58% 2.9105752.9105752.9105752.9105752.910575
Paul Winchell plays a father to Jerry Mahoney who is avoiding going to school at all costs where he is failing his subjects. Mahoney's tricks range from painting the window black to sleep in, continually falling asleep, and pretending to be sick by painting spots on his face and heating a thermometer with a match to give him a temperature reading of 264F to stay home. Winchell relates stories that segue into scenes from Three Stooges short subjects with the film concluding with a loud party that is footage from Half-Wits Holiday. As Winchell enters the home to complain of the noise he is hit with one of the pies in that sequence's pie fight.
Triple Crossed
Directed by Jules White
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser, Angela Stevens, Mary Ainslee, Diana Darrin
Roles Moe
Rating53% 2.6816852.6816852.6816852.6816852.681685
Larry is a womanizer who is having an affair with Moe's wife Belle (Mary Ainslee). At the same time, he is also making eyes at Joe's fiancee, Millie (Angela Stevens). However, Moe tracks down the conniving Larry at his pet shop, and gives him the works before Larry calms him down. Realizing he needs to cover his tracks, Larry looks for a "fall guy" in the form of Joe. Larry then gets Joe a job as an underwear salesman and the first place he goes is Moe's home.
Have Rocket, Will Travel
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Anna-Lisa, Robert Colbert, Jerome Cowan
Roles Moe
Rating59% 2.9518652.9518652.9518652.9518652.951865
The Stooges are janitors working at a space center who accidentally blast off to Venus. They encounter a talking unicorn, a giant fire breathing tarantula, and an alien computer who has destroyed all human life on the planet and creates three evil duplicates of the Stooges. When the boys return home triumphant, they are given a hero's welcome.
Sappy Bull Fighters
Directed by Jules White
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Bullfighting films, Buddy films
Actors Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser, Greta Thyssen, George J. Lewis, Joe Palma
Roles Moe
Rating51% 2.5806052.5806052.5806052.5806052.580605
The Stooges are vaudeville entertainers who trek to Mexico to perform their gag bullfight shtick, with Joe as the brave matador, and Moe and Larry dressed in a bull costume. Unfortunately, their gig is cancelled once they arrive. According to the trio, the manager fired them after they refused to do 10 additional shows for free. With no money to return home the stooges are stranded. Feeling bad for them, attractive señorita Greta (Greta Thyssen) gets the boys a gig at the local bull ring. However, when she leaves Greta mistakenly takes the trio's suitcase instead of hers. They go to retrieve it, however, while there Joe becomes attracted to Greta and begins to kiss her, initially unbeknownst to him, her husband José (George J. Lewis)sees this and becomes jealous, he orders them out and threatens them if he ever sees them again. The stooges leave but realize they again have the wrong suitcase forcing them to return and hide from a sleeping José, José awakens and chases the stooges but they escape with their correct suitcase.