Tragic Details About The Three Stooges
Moe, Larry, and Curly were just a few funny fellas who grew up in the school of hard knocks. Unfortunately for them, the knocks didn't stop coming after they hit it big in showbusiness. Here's a look at the tragic true-life story of the men known as The Three Stooges.
Moses Horwitz, better known to fans as as Moe Howard, was the group's fearless leader. He was born in a small Jewish community outside Brooklyn, the second youngest of five brothers. He had shoulder-length hair and was ruthlessly picked on for it. So one day he decided to give his locks a big chop. The result was the famous bowl cut he became known for, long before The Beatles made it cool.
Moe survived the bullying in grade school, but he dropped out of high school after just two months, as he was far more interested in something else: showbiz. He would stand outside the local theater waiting for someone to buy him a 10-cent ticket. When he'd get in, he'd stand at the top of the balcony, chin on the railing, dreaming about becoming an actor one day.
He hustled at the theater, running errands and doing odd jobs until he got his own gig performing in blackface at minstrel shows along the Mississippi River. In 1922, Moe and his brother Samuel, aka Shemp, linked up with Ted Healy and brought their boyhood jostling to vaudeville.
Watch the video to learn the tragic real-life story of The Three Stooges.
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High school dropout Moe | 0:00
Larry's acid burn | 1:07
One-of-a-kind Curly | 2:04
Injured by their own stunts | 2:45
Getting ripped off | 3:49
Fighting fascism from home | 5:02
Curly's tragic death | 5:56
Shemp's short-lived return | 6:57
Abruptly laid off | 7:38
One final comeback | 8:15
Tragic curtain call | 9:01
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  • Grunge

    Who was your favorite Stooge?

    • Shelly Guyton
      Shelly Guyton

      Curly Is the funniest

    • Shelly Guyton
      Shelly Guyton

      Loved the Three Stooges l liked Curly the best

    • I'm Back
      I'm Back


    • Amiir Jafaar
      Amiir Jafaar


    • Jeffrey Rudd
      Jeffrey Rudd


  • Boo Boo
    Boo Boo

    I wanted to tell you God loves you so much he sent his only begotten son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins and rose VICTORIOUSLY ON THE THIRD DAY!! He is coming back soon!

  • Arnie Wolsky
    Arnie Wolsky

    What is a small Jewish community outside Brooklyn? The Bronx?

  • Michael Barlow
    Michael Barlow

    What this videoclip documentary about "The Three Stooges" fails to mention is that after Curly Howard suffered a series of debilitating strokes, Moe Howard allegedly had Curly sign an agreement in which Curly gave up his right to residuals from broadcasts of "The Three Stooges'" short films. If that is true then it makes one lose respect for Moe Howard as a human being.

  • Mac Breck
    Mac Breck

    The only Stooges I *don't* like are Joe Besser and Joe DeRita. Besser was worse, *but* was good as "Stinky" with Abbott and Costello. I like Moe, Larry, Curly and Shemp, equally. Each had their own unique contributions to the act.

  • Mac Breck
    Mac Breck

    I wish I could've met them, Moe, Larry, Curly *and* Shemp.

  • reD

    I used to do that floor spin thing as a kid and did'nt know it was from this

  • Brooke Hill
    Brooke Hill

    Might have inspired Michael Jackson moonwalk wtf LMAO

  • robert mccully
    robert mccully

    No tragic,, its called life,

  • LaWanda

    They crossed the line talking about MJ moonwalking may have been inspired by curly’s backward shuffle. 🤣🤣🤣


    Larry, Curly, Moe, they still make me laugh when I watch them.

  • Alan Lloyd
    Alan Lloyd

    Actors routinely got ripped off during this time. In fact , most entertainers did I'm sure, especially musicians

  • Christian Sekumade
    Christian Sekumade

    A person dying is very tragic. RIP

  • Swoosh studios
    Swoosh studios

    LMFAO 4:20

  • ATMAtim

    Such original talent. They sure took a screwing from the studios. Sad!

  • FierrO SantoS
    FierrO SantoS

    Fucken idiots !!!✌️😜

  • I'm Back
    I'm Back

    just thought I would mention in case no one knows it but there was a theme song written in the early 80's called the Curly Shuffle. if you haven't heard it you should, it's great.

  • I'm Back
    I'm Back

    "do the Curly shuffle, nyuck nyuck nyuck" Soitenly!!

  • Lolarose

    Break dancing came from Caperiora don't get it twisted!

  • Tommie Jackson
    Tommie Jackson

    Never new his start was black face wow never fail's

  • Darkspines147

    Curly's last words hit me hard, I'm 27, they were all dead before I was born. Thanks to my dad introducing me to the Stooges early in my childhood I will always be a fan, and I think Curly would be happy to know that he was still making kids like me laugh long after his death. God, rest their souls.

  • Patrick Keary
    Patrick Keary

    curly: I CANT SEE I CANT SEE moe: whats the matta 🧐 curly: i got my eyes closed 😁 One of my favorite scenes

  • Kenneth Scott
    Kenneth Scott

    Moe played black face,I don't like that.

  • Jeffrey Rudd
    Jeffrey Rudd


  • Michael Napoleon
    Michael Napoleon

    Sad story for such a incredible comedy Trio

  • Sandra Richardson
    Sandra Richardson

    Certsinly";! Lol.

  • pontiacpaul1

    Was one of my favorite shows and still if I catch them on TV I can't change channel. Rip stooges

  • Anthony Benton
    Anthony Benton


  • Nigel Williams
    Nigel Williams

    Noo the mòon walk was done by numerus black folks people before mike in even all kind of ways

  • Mikey Virtnan
    Mikey Virtnan

    Imagine if they wore PPE maybe all those two by four’s to the side of the head would have inflicted less damage, lol...

  • John Caruana
    John Caruana

    I love the show

  • Trustnobitch 83
    Trustnobitch 83


  • anthony pucci
    anthony pucci

    so great

  • A Schiavello
    A Schiavello


  • A Schiavello
    A Schiavello

    My favorite show ever. Are used to fake being sick to stay home and watch it.

  • Charming nowhere to hide
    Charming nowhere to hide

    rip curly we all love him

  • Alf Langan
    Alf Langan

    As a young child I fell in love with the Stooges, whose shorts were played on a local children’s show where I lived. Curly was an under appreciated comic genius. It was so sad that his life was cut short.

  • Hey Beaches
    Hey Beaches

    3:32 he slapped the hell out of him 😂😂 they were beefing that day

    • Charming nowhere to hide
      Charming nowhere to hide

      Grew up watching the three stooges. Man these guys ruled.

  • I J
    I J

    Sadly this was a good show and they deserve more fame

  • Jazey Razey
    Jazey Razey

    Shempy!! ❤️

  • Jazey Razey
    Jazey Razey

    🙏 ❤️

  • Gee Cali Hightower
    Gee Cali Hightower

    They really said that about the moonwalk!...foh

  • christopher dunbar
    christopher dunbar

    shemp was the funniest

  • soinhu foitu
    soinhu foitu

    shorts on DVD and I hope their legacy and their skits live for generations to come so they all can laugh and smile.

  • MrRex1949

    I ❤️ the 3 stooges. Sad they died. And sad the Production Company screwed them in there Movie Career. 😢👍👍🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Ricky Ray
    Ricky Ray

    8:23 god she is gorgeous. I wish we saw more chicks like her.

    • soinhu foitu
      soinhu foitu

      " We All Put The Yeast In."

  • daria linderssen
    daria linderssen

    Ha, Michael Jackson, hip hop and the Beatles hair cut? Wow, imagine that.


    For eternity comedic legends.

  • J J
    J J

    I remember watching these guys with my grandmother when she was alive and I was young. Now a days this comedy probably wouldn’t fly. People would complain about abuse.

  • bofooit gojo
    bofooit gojo

    Michael Jackson did NOT invent moonwalking!!! Why I oughtta!!! 👊✌👀👋

  • penny barrons
    penny barrons

    These guys saved my life!! I love them so much!

  • Gentry Cohran
    Gentry Cohran


    • bofooit gojo
      bofooit gojo

      Crazy to look back at the Stooges as the South Park of their time, when even that kind of cartoon 'violence' was actually considered really edgy to put on tv

  • Vic Mack
    Vic Mack

    Grew up watching the three stooges. Man these guys ruled.

  • Vic Mack
    Vic Mack

    Shemp .

  • lance mckellar
    lance mckellar

    Good video

  • Richard Falcon
    Richard Falcon

    Did a report on The Three Stooges in High school. One of the few A's I ever got.

  • Ears14U

    This was a well put together video. Thank you for the upload.

  • hardlines4

    These guys are the best!!!

  • American Pie
    American Pie

    How will this creator on Grunges life end and will the gossip swill nicky swift report it ? At least the stooges will be remembered grunge or swift will not..

  • Ptao Tom
    Ptao Tom

    Stooges and little rascals were the oldies anyone over 40 will plentiful memories of.

  • William Kiely
    William Kiely

    " We All Put The Yeast In."

  • GambletoGamble

    Dr. Mo Dr. Larry Dr. Curly

    • Ptao Tom
      Ptao Tom

      Boycott Columbia.

  • Brent McGraw
    Brent McGraw

    Want to know something tragic billions of people alive right now if they were to die would not enter Heaven. Instead torment unimaginable awaits them and it lasts forever. What if the time everyone spent watching TR-my they spent seeking the lost for Jesus Christ. Do you think it would make any difference. Well do you?

  • Ray Viada
    Ray Viada

    It's been commented on, and I've noticed it to have a lot of truth, that men tend to love the Stooges whereas women mostly find them annoying. Food for thought....

  • Janet Koznecki
    Janet Koznecki

    Rest in peace you'll always be remembered for your laughter and humor

  • Richard Evans
    Richard Evans

    I had a chance to meet Moe in 1970 at Univ of Mass Amherst. He was to b on stage talking about their career. Tragically, he had to cancel because his wife passed away. He never did come to campus after that. Miss that comic genius of the troupe.

    • menbehindthesweaters

      His wife died in 1975, five months after his own death.

  • CJ LEX
    CJ LEX

    Crazy to look back at the Stooges as the South Park of their time, when even that kind of cartoon 'violence' was actually considered really edgy to put on tv

  • Larry Heniser
    Larry Heniser

    Can't pick just 1..all were great all favorites..

  • Rick Earnest
    Rick Earnest

    As Sheldon would say.... Columbia just made my "enemies" list!

  • Black Hats Down
    Black Hats Down

    Thanks for the 20 commercials douchebag