Happy Birthday Moe!
Moe Howard was born in Bath Beach, now called Bensonhurst, a Brooklyn suburb, June 19th, in 1897. Everyone knows Moe as a member of The Three Stooges. Click for article
What many don’t know is that his early acting was far from the slapstick comedy that would make him and his fellow Stooges so famous.
Moe began his serious acting career on a Mississippi riverboat called the Sunflower and studied Shakespeare.
Next was time spent with Marguerite Bryant Players in Pennsylvania where he honed his dramatic acting skills with more Shakespeare. Then it was back to New York where he, and his brother Shemp, became friends with Charles Ernest Lee Nash, who would change his name to Ted Healy.
The rest, as they say, is history.