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Full Name
  
Samuel Horwitz

Known for
  
Music group
  
The Three Stooges

Years active
  
1923–1955

Role
  
Actor

Occupation
  
Actor/Comedian

Name
  
Shemp Howard

Cause of death
  
Heart attack

Children
  
1


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Born
  
March 11, 1895 (
1895-03-11
)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.

Relatives
  
Moe Howard (brother)Curly Howard (brother)

Died
  
November 22, 1955, Hollywood, California, United States

Spouse
  
Gertrude Frank (m. 1925–1955)

Siblings
  
Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Irving Horowitz

Movies
  
Brideless Groom, Soup to Nuts, The Three Stooges Collection, Malice in the Palace, The Bank Dick

Similar People
  
Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Joe Besser

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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.

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Early life

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Shemp was born as Samuel Horwitz in Manhattan, New York on March 11, 1895, and raised in Brooklyn. He was the third-born of the five Horwitz brothers, the sons of their Lithuanian Jewish parents: Solomon Horwitz (1872–1943) and Jennie Horwitz (1870–1939). Irving and Benjamin were his older brothers, and Moe and Jerome were his younger brothers.

Show business

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Shemp's brother, Moe Howard, started in show business as a youngster, on stage and in films. Eventually, Moe and Shemp tried their hands as minstrel-show-style "blackface" comedians with an act they called "Howard and Howard—A Study In Black". Meanwhile, they also worked for a rival vaudeville circuit at the same time, appearing without makeup.

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By the 1920s, Moe had teamed up with boyhood-friend-turned-vaudeville star Ted Healy in a "roughhouse" act. One day Moe spotted his brother Shemp in the audience, and yelled at him from the stage. Quick-witted Shemp yelled right back, and walked onto the stage. From then on he was part of the act, usually known as "Ted Healy and His Stooges". His original stooges were the Howard brothers, and others came and went during 1925 - 1928, with Larry Fine joining in March 1928. On stage, Healy would sing and tell jokes while his three noisy stooges would get in his way. He would retaliate with physical and verbal abuse. Shemp played a bumbling fireman in the Stooges' first film, Soup to Nuts (1930), the only film in which he plays one of Healy's gang.

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After a disagreement with Ted in August 1930, Moe, Larry and Shemp left to launch their own act, "Howard, Fine & Howard," and joined the RKO vaudeville circuit. The three premiered at Los Angeles' Paramount Theatre on August 28, 1930. In 1931, they added "Three Lost Soles" to the act's name, and took on Jack Walsh as their straight man. Moe, Larry and Shemp continued until July 1932, when Ted Healy approached them to team up again for the Shuberts' Broadway revue "Passing Show of 1932," and they readily accepted the offer. In spite of any differences, Moe knew that an association with the nationally-known Ted Healy provided opportunities the three comics were not achieving on their own.

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On August 16, 1932, in a contract dispute, Healy walked out on the Shuberts' revue during rehearsals. Following this, three days later, tired of what he considered Healy's domineering handling of the Stooges' career, Shemp left Healy's act to remain with "Passing Show," which closed in September during roadshow performances and after pan reviews in Detroit and Cincinnati. Shemp regrouped to form his own act and played on the road for a few months. He landed at Brooklyn's Vitaphone Studios for movie appearance opportunities in May 1933. When he split from Healy, Shemp was immediately replaced by his and Moe's younger brother Jerry Howard (known as Curly) in the act.

Solo years

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Shemp Howard, like many New York-based performers, found work at the Vitaphone studio in Brooklyn. Originally playing bit roles in Vitaphone's Roscoe Arbuckle comedies, showing off his goofy appearance, he was entrusted with speaking roles and supporting parts almost immediately. He was featured with Vitaphone comics Jack Haley, Ben Blue and Gus Shy, then co-starred with Harry Gribbon, Daphne Pollard and Johnnie Berkes, and finally starred in his own two-reel comedies. A Gribbon-Howard short, Art Trouble (1934), also features then unknown James Stewart in his first film role.

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Shemp would seldom stick to the script, and would liven up a scene with ad-libbed incidental dialogue or wisecracks. This became a trademark of his performances. In late 1935, Vitaphone was licensed to produce short comedies based on the "Joe Palooka" comic strip. Shemp was cast as "Knobby Walsh," and though only a supporting character became the comic focus of the series, with Johnny Berkes and Lee Weber as his foils. He costarred in the first seven shorts, released during 1936 and 1937; nine were produced altogether, with the last two done after Shemp's departure from Vitaphone for greener pastures on the West Coast.

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Away from Vitaphone he attempted, unsuccessfully, to lead his own group of "stooges" in the Van Beuren musical comedy short The Knife of the Party. But Shemp's solo career was otherwise successful. He followed his brothers' lead, moved to the West Coast in 1937 and landed supporting-actor roles at several studios, predominantly at Columbia Pictures and Universal Studios. Shemp worked exclusively at Universal from August 1940 to August 1943. He performed with such comics as W. C. Fields, with whom he appeared in the film The Bank Dick (1940) playing the bartender; and with duo-comedians Abbott and Costello and Olsen and Johnson. He also lent comic relief to Charlie Chan and The Thin Man murder mysteries, and was in several Universal B-musicals of the early 1940s, among them Strictly in the Groove (1942), How's About It? (1943), Moonlight and Cactus (1944) and San Antonio Rose (1941), in which he is paired with Lon Chaney, Jr. as a faux Abbott and Costello. Most of these took great advantage of his improvisational skills. He was briefly teamed with comedians Billy Gilbert and Maxie Rosenbloom for three B-comedy features in 1944–45. He also played a few serious parts, such as his supporting role in Pittsburgh (1942), starring Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne.

The Three Stooges: 1947–1955

During 1938–1939 and 1944–1947, Shemp appeared in Columbia's two-reel comedies, co-starring with Columbia regulars Andy Clyde, The Glove Slingers, El Brendel and Tom Kennedy. He was given his own starring series in 1944; he was working for Columbia in this capacity when his brother Curly was felled by a debilitating stroke on May 6, 1946, although he had already suffered a series of them prior to the filming of If a Body Meets a Body (1945). Shemp replaced Curly in Columbia's popular Stooge shorts, knowing that Moe and Larry would be out of work if he refused. He rejoined the Stooges at first on only a temporary basis until Curly recovered, but as Curly's condition worsened it became apparent that Shemp's association with the Stooges would be permanent. Although speculated that rejoining the Stooges was initially done reluctantly, Shemp's income increased significantly over the next several years due to this career change. Before replacing Curly in the film series, it has also been reported that Shemp substituted for his brother in some personal appearances in the early 1940s, but that actually only occurred once in January 1945 for a week-long appearance at the St. Charles Theatre in New Orleans. Curly died on January 18, 1952, at the age of 48.

Shemp's role as the third Stooge was much different from Curly's. While he could still roll with the punches in response to Moe's slapstick abuse, he was more of a laid-back dimwit as opposed to Curly's energetic man-child persona. And unlike Curly, who had many distinct mannerisms, Shemp's most notable characteristic as a Stooge was a high-pitched "bee-bee-bee-bee-bee-bee!" sound, a sort of soft screech done by inhaling. This was rather multi-purpose, since Shemp emitted this sound when scared, sleeping (done as a form of snoring), overtly happy or dazed. It became as much a trademark sound of Shemp as the "nyuk nyuk" sound had become Curly's. Because of his established solo career, he was also given opportunities within the sketches to act out comic routines on his own.

Shemp appeared with Moe and Larry in 73 short subjects and the feature film Gold Raiders (1951). He suffered a mild stroke in November 1952, although he recovered from it within weeks and without noticeable effect on his remaining films with the Stooges which were by then often remakes of earlier films that used recycled footage to reduce costs.

Personal life

In September 1925, Shemp (at age 30) married Gertrude Frank (28), a fellow New Yorker. They had one child, Morton (1926–1972).

Shemp used his somewhat homely appearance for comic effect, often mugging grotesquely or allowing his hair to fall in disarray. He even played along with a publicity stunt that named him "The Ugliest Man in Hollywood". ("I'm hideous," he explained to reporters.) Notoriously phobic, his fears included airplanes, automobiles, dogs and water.

According to Moe's autobiography, Shemp was involved in a driving accident as a teenager and never obtained a driver's license.

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 [PM] 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".

Tributes

The Three Stooges earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 30, 1983.

The "Fake Shemps" and Legacy

Columbia had promised exhibitors eight Three Stooges comedies for 1956, but only four had been completed at the time of Shemp's death. To fulfill the contract, producer Jules White manufactured four more shorts by reusing old footage of Shemp and filming new connecting scenes with a double (longtime Stooge supporting actor Joe Palma), who is seen mostly from the back.

Palma came to be known by Stooge fans as the "Fake Shemp", and director Sam Raimi and his childhood friend actor Bruce Campbell referred to anyone playing a body double or stand-in in other films as "Shemp" or "a Fake Shemp" in reference to the postmortem Stooge shorts with a double portraying Shemp in some scenes.

The re-edited films range from clever to blatantly patchy, and are often dismissed as second-rate. Rumpus in the Harem borrows from Malice in the Palace, Hot Stuff from Fuelin' Around, and Commotion on the Ocean (all re-edits released 1956) from Dunked in the Deep (originals all 1949). The best-received (and most technically accomplished) is Scheming Schemers (again 1956), combining new footage with recycled clips from three old Stooge shorts: A Plumbing We Will Go (1940), Half-Wits Holiday (1947) and Vagabond Loafers (1949).

When it was time to renew the Stooges' contract, Columbia hired comedian Joe Besser to replace Shemp. Columbia stopped filming new Stooge shorts for theaters in December 1957, but kept the series going into the 1960s by reissuing Shemp's Stooge shorts, so that Shemp Howard remained a popular star for more than a decade after he died.

In a TV biopic film, The Three Stooges (2000), produced by Mel Gibson, Shemp was portrayed by 'fake Shemp' Johnny Kassir, who donned a floppy, straight-haired wig to portray the famous comic.

Filmography

Actor
1956
For Crimin' Out Loud (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1956
Flagpole Jitters (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1956
Creeps (Short) as
Shemp / Shemp's Son (as Shemp)
1956
Husbands Beware (Short) as
Prof. Shemp Howard (as Shemp)
1955
Blunder Boys (Short) as
Days (as Shemp)
1955
Hot Ice (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1955
Wham-Bam-Slam! (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1955
The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (TV Series) as
Spike
- What Do You Want in a Show (1955) - Spike (as The Three Stooges)
1955
Stone Age Romeos (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1955
Bedlam in Paradise (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1955
Gypped in the Penthouse (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1955
Of Cash and Hash (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1955
Fling in the Ring (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1954
Scotched in Scotland (Short) as
McShemp (as Shemp)
1954
Shot in the Frontier (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1954
Knutzy Knights (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1954
Pals and Gals (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1954
Musty Musketeers (Short) as
Shempeth (as Shemp)
1954
Income Tax Sappy (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1953
Goof on the Roof (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1953
Bubble Trouble (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1953
Rip, Sew and Stitch (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1953
Pardon My Backfire (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1953
Spooks! (Short) as
Shemp / Bat with Shemp's Head (as Shemp)
1953
Tricky Dicks (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1953
Loose Loot (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1953
Booty and the Beast (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1953
Up in Daisy's Penthouse (Short) as
Shemp / Pop Howard (as Shemp)
1952
Cuckoo on a Choo Choo (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1952
Three Dark Horses (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1952
Gents in a Jam (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1952
He Cooked His Goose (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1952
Corny Casanovas (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1952
Listen, Judge (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1952
A Missed Fortune (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1952
The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) as
Servant
- Episode #2.13 (1952) - Servant
1951
Pest Man Wins (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1951
Hula-La-La (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1951
The Tooth Will Out (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1951
Gold Raiders as
The 3 Stooges - Shemp
1951
Merry Mavericks (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1951
Scrambled Brains (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1951
Don't Throw That Knife (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1951
Baby Sitters Jitters (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1951
Three Arabian Nuts (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1950
A Snitch in Time (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1950
Slaphappy Sleuths (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1950
The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) as
Member - The Three Stooges
- The Three Stooges, Yogi Berra, Alice Pearce, Georgie Price, The Weavers (1950) - Member - The Three Stooges (as The Three Stooges)
1950
Studio Stoops (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1950
Three Hams on Rye (Short) as
Shemp
1950
Self Made Maids (Short) as
Shemp / Shempetta (as Shemp)
1950
Love at First Bite (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1950
The Ed Wynn Show (TV Series) as
Mr. S
- Helen Forrest, The Three Stooges (1950) - Mr. S
1950
Dopey Dicks (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1950
Hugs and Mugs (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1950
Punchy Cowpunchers (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1949
Dunked in the Deep (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1949
Jerks of All Trades (TV Short) as
Shemp (as The Three Stooges)
1949
Vagabond Loafers (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1949
Malice in the Palace (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1949
Fuelin' Around (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1949
Hokus Pokus (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1949
Africa Screams as
Gunner
1949
Who Done It? (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1949
The Ghost Talks (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1948
Crime on Their Hands (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1948
Mummy's Dummies (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1948
I'm a Monkey's Uncle (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1948
Heavenly Daze (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1948
The Hot Scots (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1948
Fiddlers Three (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1948
Squareheads of the Round Table (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1948
Pardon My Clutch (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1948
Shivering Sherlocks (Short) as
Shemp Howard (as Shemp)
1947
All Gummed Up (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1947
Sing a Song of Six Pants (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1947
Brideless Groom (Short) as
Prof. Shemp Howard (as Shemp)
1947
Hold That Lion! (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1947
Out West (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1947
Bride and Gloom (Short) as
Shemp
1947
Fright Night (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1946
Blondie Knows Best as
Jim Gray
1946
Society Mugs (Short) as
Shemp
1946
Dangerous Business as
Monk
1946
One Exciting Week as
Marvin Lewis
1946
Jiggers, My Wife (Short) as
Woodcock 'Woody' J. Strinker
1946
Mr. Noisy (Short) as
Noisy
1946
The Gentleman Misbehaves as
Marty
1945
A Hit with a Miss (Short) as
Rameses - Prizefighter
1945
Where the Pest Begins (Short) as
Shemp Howard
1945
Trouble Chasers as
Shemp Howard
1945
Off Again, on Again (Short) as
Woodcock Q. Strinker
1944
Crazy Knights as
Shemp
1944
Open Season for Saps (Short) as
Woodcock Q. Strinker
1944
Strange Affair as
Laundry Truck Driver
1944
Moonlight and Cactus as
Punchy Carter
1944
Pick a Peck of Plumbers (Short) as
Elmer Peabody
1944
Three of a Kind as
Shemp Howard
1943
Crazy House as
Mumbo
1943
Keep 'Em Slugging as
Binky
1943
It Ain't Hay as
Umbrella Sam
1943
How's About It? as
Alf
1942
Arabian Nights as
Sinbad
1942
Pittsburgh as
Shorty
1942
Strictly in the Groove as
Pops
1942
Private Buckaroo as
Sgt. 'Muggsy' Shavel
1942
Mississippi Gambler as
Milton Davis - Brooklyn Cab Driver
1942
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx as
Det. Sgt. Sweeney
1942
Butch Minds the Baby as
Blinky Sweeney
1941
Hellzapoppin' as
Louie
1941
Hold That Ghost as
Soda Jerk
1941
Cracked Nuts as
Eddie / Ivan
1941
Hit the Road as
Dingbat
1941
San Antonio Rose as
Benny the Bounce
1941
Tight Shoes as
Okay
1941
In the Navy as
Dizzy
1941
Too Many Blondes as
Hotel Manager Ambrose Tripp
1941
The Flame of New Orleans as
Oyster Bed Cafe Waiter (uncredited)
1941
Mr. Dynamite as
Abdullah
1941
Road Show as
Moe Parker (uncredited)
1941
Meet the Chump as
Stinky Fink
1941
Buck Privates as
Chef
1941
Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga as
Gabby
1940
The Invisible Woman as
Frankie
1940
Murder Over New York as
Shorty McCoy (uncredited)
1940
The Bank Dick as
Joe Guelpe
1940
Give Us Wings as
Buzz Berger
1940
The Leather Pushers as
Sailor McNeill
1940
Pleased to Mitt You (Short) as
Pat Patrick
1940
Millionaires in Prison as
Professor
1940
Boobs in the Woods (Short) as
Gus
1940
The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady as
Joe - a Pickpocket (uncredited)
1940
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise as
Shorty McCoy (uncredited)
1940
Money Squawks (Short) as
Shemp
1939
Glove Slingers (Short) as
Pat Patrick
1939
Behind Prison Gates as
Convict Kitchen Worker (uncredited)
1939
Another Thin Man as
Wacky (uncredited)
1938
Home on the Rage (Short) as
Happy
1938
Not Guilty Enough (Short) as
Andy's Brother-in-Law
1937
Headin' East as
Windy Wylie
1937
Hollywood Round-Up as
Oscar Bush
1937
Thirst Aid (Short) as
Knobby Walsh (uncredited)
1937
Taking the Count (Short) as
Knobby Walsh
1937
Kick Me Again (Short) as
Knobby Walsh
1936
The Blonde Bomber (Short) as
Knobby Walsh
1936
The Choke's on You (Short) as
Knobby Walsh
1936
Punch and Beauty (Short) as
Knobby Walsh
1936
Here's Howe (Short) as
Knobby Walsh
1936
Absorbing Junior (Short) as
Henry
1936
For the Love of Pete (Short) as
Knobby Walsh
1936
While the Cat's Away (Short) as
Henry
1935
The Officer's Mess (Short) as
Gus Doakes
1935
On the Wagon (Short) as
Henry
1935
Serves You Right (Short) as
Johnny Spivens
1935
Convention Girl as
Dan Higgins
1935
Why Pay Rent? (Short) as
Henry
1935
His First Flame (Short) as
Smokey Moe
1934
A Peach of a Pair (Short) as
Shemp Butler
1934
Dizzy & Daffy (Short) as
Lefty Howard
1934
So You Won't T-T-T-Talk (Short) as
Henry
1934
Smoked Hams (Short) as
Henry Howard
1934
Daredevil O'Dare (Short) as
Butch
1934
My Mummy's Arms (Short) as
Kenneth
1934
Art Trouble (Short) as
Short Painter
1934
I Scream (Short) as
Moran's Henchman
1934
Rambling 'Round Radio Row #9 (Short) as
Songwriters' Representative (uncredited)
1934
Corn on the Cop (Short) as
Reginald
1934
Pure Feud (Short) as
Clem McCarthy (uncredited)
1934
Very Close Veins (Short) as
Sourdough
1934
Pugs and Kisses (Short) as
Dopey Traynor
1934
The Knife of the Party (Short) as
Shemp Howard
1934
Mushrooms (Short) as
Thorndike
1934
The Wrong, Wrong Trail (Short) as
Piano Mover (uncredited)
1934
Henry the Ache (Short) as
Artie - One of King Henry's Lackeys
1934
Howd' Ya Like That? (Short) as
Sailor (uncredited)
1933
Here Comes Flossie! (Short) as
Ezry
1933
In the Dough (Short) as
Bugs (uncredited)
1933
Gobs of Fun (Short) as
Club Patron (uncredited)
1933
Paul Revere, Jr. (Short) as
Attendant (uncredited)
1933
Close Relations (Short) as
One of the Moles
1933
Salt Water Daffy (Short) as
Wilbur the Kleptomaniac
1930
Soup to Nuts as
Fireman Shemp
1919
Spring Fever (Short)
Soundtrack
1954
Musty Musketeers (Short) (performer: "A Calling We Do Come") / (writer: "A Calling We Do Come")
1951
The Tooth Will Out (Short) (writer: "My Lucky Strike")
1951
Gold Raiders (performer: "Jane") / (writer: "Jane")
1951
Scrambled Brains (Short) (performer: "Nora") / (writer: "Nora")
1950
Three Hams on Rye (Short) (performer: "Jane") / (writer: "Jane")
1950
Self Made Maids (Short) (performer: "Zee Lollipop Song" - uncredited)
1941
In the Navy (performer: "A Sailor's Life for Me" (1941))
1941
Buck Privates (performer: "When Private Brown Becomes a Captain")
1940
The Bank Dick ("Listen to the Mockingbird" (1855), uncredited)
1935
On the Wagon (Short) (performer: "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" - uncredited)
1934
Smoked Hams (Short) (performer: "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground" - uncredited)
1934
The Knife of the Party (Short) (performer: "That's All There Is, There Isn't Any More", "Whistle While You Work" - uncredited)
1930
Soup to Nuts (performer: "Tears" (1930), "Nellie" - uncredited) / (writer: "Tears" (1930) - uncredited)
Thanks
2013
The Swashbucklers (TV Series short) (grateful acknowledgment - 1 episode)
- Sloor (2013) - (grateful acknowledgment)
2007
My Name Is Bruce (special thanks)
Self
2020
Hollywood Entertainment News TV Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2
1952
Olympic Fund Telethon (TV Special) as
Self
1952
All Star Revue (TV Series) as
Self
- Host: Walter O'Keefe; Guests: Frankie Laine, Buster Keaton, Eleanor Keaton, The Three Stooges, Margaret Whiting, Dorothy Shay, Johnny Carson (1952) - Self
1951
The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) as
Self - Comic Actor
- Host: Jack Paar; Guests: Alan Young, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Trigger, The Whippoorwills, Carmen Miranda, The Three Stooges (1951) - Self - Comic Actor (as The Three Stooges)
1951
Star of the Family (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #1.35 (1951) - Self (uncredited)
1950
The Kate Smith Hour (TV Series) as
Self
- The Three Stooges (1950) - Self
1948
The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) as
Self - the Three Stooges
- Robert Alda, The Three Stooges, Rose Marie, Victoria Troupe, Morton Downey, Jane Froman, Maxie Rosenbloom (1950) - Self - the Three Stooges
- The Three Stooges, Marge & Gower Champion, Jules Munshin, Borrah Minevitch's Harmonica Rascals (1948) - Self - the Three Stooges
1948
The Morey Amsterdam Show (TV Series) as
Self - The Three Stooges
- The New Year's Eve Special (1948) - Self - The Three Stooges (uncredited)
1934
Everybody Likes Music (Short) as
Self
1929
Fox Movietone Newsreel (Documentary short) as
Self
Archive Footage
2021
Abbott & Costello: The Art of Chemistry (Video documentary short)
2019
Zeroville as
Self (uncredited)
2015
Hey Moe, Hey Dad! (TV Series documentary) as
Shemp
- A Son Also Rises (2015) - Shemp
- Bum's Rush (2015) - Shemp
- Curtain Call (2015) - Shemp
- Déjà Vu All Over Again (2015) - Shemp
- Good Night & Good Nyuck! (2015) - Shemp
- Eureka! (2015) - Shemp
- Slap Happy (2015) - Shemp
- A Stooge Is Born (2015) - Shemp
- A Trio Grows in Brooklyn (2015) - Shemp
2015
The Three Stooges (Documentary) as
Self
2008
Shemp Cocktail: A Toast to the Original Stooge (Video documentary) as
Self
2005
The Three Stooges in Color (Video) as
Shemp
2003
The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special (TV Movie documentary) as
Shemp
1998
The Three Stooges Family Album (TV Movie documentary)
1995
Dumb, Dumber & Dumbest (Video documentary) as
Self
1994
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Stooges: The Men Behind the Mayhem (1994) - Self
1990
Abbott and Costello in the Movies (Video documentary) as
Self
1990
The Three Stooges 60th Anniversary Special (TV Movie documentary)
1990
Frank Sinatra: The Voice of Our Time (TV Movie documentary) as
Shemp
1990
The Lost Stooges (Documentary) as
Shemp
1989
Batman and Robin and the Other Super Heroes (Video documentary) as
Self
1988
Fun with the Stooges (Documentary) as
Shemp
1986
Classic Comedy Teams (Video documentary) as
Shemp
1985
Stoogemania as
Shemp (uncredited)
1984
The Making of The Stooges (TV Movie documentary) as
Shemp
1983
Jump 'N the Saddle Band: The Curly Shuffle (Music Video) as
Shemp
1983
Movie Star Commercials and Important Messages (Video documentary) as
Self
1959
Triple Crossed (Short) as
Shemp (uncredited)
1956
Commotion on the Ocean (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1956
Scheming Schemers (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1956
Hot Stuff (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1956
Rumpus in the Harem (Short) as
Shemp (as Shemp)
1956
Columbia Laff Hour as
Shemp

References

Shemp Howard Wikipedia