This day in Jewish history / The 'Curly' third of the Three Stooges was born
With his funny sounds and slapstick awkwardness, Curly Howard of the Three Stooges charmed millions. But Curly, born Jerome Lester Horwitz in 1903, found less laughter in his private life.
On this day in 1903, Jerome Lester Horwitz -- better known by his stage name, Curly Howard – was born. Howard was the most beloved member of the American comedy act the Three Stooges, a performer whose screen presence was as laugh-inducing as his real-life biography was pathetically sad.