The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges began in the "Ted Healy and his Southern Gentlemen" show and included Healy with the three 'Horwitz' brothers: young Moe Howard, his brother, Shemp Howard, and Larry Fine. In 1958, comic actor Joe DeRita, who looked remarkably like Curly, became known as "Curly Joe." Through the 1960s, television made The Three Stooges into stars. The Three Stooges' antics continue today in syndicated television programs.