Now Performing in the Rocky Top Theater
167 East Wears Valley Road Suite #17 (Shops of Pigeon Forge) Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
The Three Stooges
The main characters of the Three Stooges were Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine.
Moe Howard was born Moses Harry Horwitz June 19, 1897 and passed away May 4, 1975 (aged 77) The Stooge years: 1922–1927, 1928–1975.
Curly Howard was born Jerome Lester Horwitz October 22, 1903 passed Away January 18, 1952 (aged 48) The Stooge years: 1932–1946
Larry Fine was born Louis Feinberg October 5, 1902 passed away January 24, 1975 (aged 72) The Stooge years: 1925–1927, 1928–1971
When Curly Howard suffered a debilitating stroke in May 1946, his brother Shemp Howard took over as the third Stooge.
Shemp Howard was born Samuel Horwitz March 4, 1895 and passed away November 22, 1955 (aged 60) His Stooge years were 1922–1927, 1928–1932, 1946–1955.
The Three Stooges appeared in 220 films throughout their career. Of those 220, 190 short films were made for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959, for which the trio are best known. Their contract was extended each year from 1934 until the final one expired on December 31, 1957. The last 8 of the 16 shorts with Joe Besser were released soon afterward.
Joe Besser was born August 12, 1907 and passed away March 1, 1988 (aged 80) His Stooge years: 1956–1958. Joe replaced Shemp Howard who replaced Curly Howard. Joe Besser, noting how one side of Larry Fine's face seemed "calloused", had a clause in his contract specifically prohibiting him from being hit too hard. Besser was the only "third" Stooge that dared to hit Moe back in retaliation and get away with it. Larry Fine was also known to hit Moe on occasion, but always with serious repercussions.
If you are a fan of the slapstick humor of the Three Stooges, and you remember watching them on TV, then you probably remember watching the Red Skelton show. Next time you are in Pigeon Forge, re-live the Golden Age of Television by attending the only tribute show in Pigeon Forge with Brian Hoffman doing the jokes and routines that Red was famous for.
CLICK HERE or on the Show Schedule link above to make reservations for Brian Hoffman's Remembering Red - A Tribute to Red Skelton. We look forward to making you laugh and may God bless.
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