Moe Howard

Birth Name: Moses Harry Horwitz

Date of Birth: June 19, 1897

Place of Birth: Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 4, 1975

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Moe Howard was an American actor and comedian. He was a member of comedy and vaudeville team The Three Stooges, which also included his brothers Shemp Howard and Curly Howard, as well as Joe Besser, Joe DeRita, and Larry Fine.

His parents, Jennie and Solomon Natan Gorovitz/Horwitz, were Lithuanian Jewish emigrants. His father was born in Kaunas.

Moe was married to Helen Schonberger, with whom he had two children, including writer and actress Joan Howard Maurer. Helen was a cousin of stage magician, illusionist, and stunt performer Harry Houdini.

Moe’s paternal grandfather was named Nachum Chaim Horwitz.

Moe’s paternal grandmother was named Dora/Devorah.

Source: Genealogy of Moe Howard (focusing on his father’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

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  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

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