Three years after Curly's death, Shemp died of a heart attack at age 60 on November 22, 1955 during a taxi ride home with a friend after attending a boxing match. Moe was stunned and contemplated disbanding the Stooges.Who were the original Three Stooges?
The Three Stooges began in 1922 as part of a raucous vaudeville act called "Ted Healy and His Stooges" (also known as "Ted Healy and His Southern Gentlemen" and "Ted Healy and His Racketeers"). Moe Howard (born Moses Harry Horwitz) joined Healy's act in 1922, and his brother Shemp Howard (Samuel Horwitz) came aboard a few months later.How did the Three Stooges died?
The team's personal life was rocked in 1952 when Curly died; three years later Shemp followed him: dead from a heart attack at 60. Although devastated, Moe and Larry kept the act alive, recruiting comedian Joe Besser as the third Stooge. This, as any Stooge fan will tell you, was the beginning of the end.Are the Three Stooges still alive?
Sadly, all cast members of The Three Stooges are no longer alive. The Stooges were usually known by their first names: "Larry, Moe, and Curly" and "Moe, Larry, and Shemp," among other line-ups. The performance originally featured Moe Howard, brother Curly Howard and long-time friend Larry Fine.