Shemp Howard

1895 - 1955

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Shemp Howard (born Samuel Horwitz; March 11, 1895 – November 22, 1955), was an American comedian and actor. He was called "Shemp" because "Sam" came out that way in his mother's thick Litvak accent. He is best known as the third Stooge in the Three Stooges, a role he played when the act began in the early 1920s (1923–1932), while it was still associated with Ted Healy and known as "Ted Healy and his Stooges"; and again from 1946 until his death in 1955. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shemp Howard has received more than 4,153,392 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Shemp Howard is the 5,001st most popular actor (down from 3,994th in 2019), the 7,296th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,056th in 2019) and the 2,247th most popular American Actor.

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  • 4.2M

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  • 47.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.59

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Shemp Howard ranks 5,001 out of 13,578Before him are Ken Foree, Ann Todd, Zhou Xun, Okan Yalabık, Flavio Bucci, and Eva Rueber-Staier. After him are Jane Wyatt, Mónica Cruz, Amy Smart, Rafaela Aparicio, Sara Ramirez, and Elizabeth Spriggs.

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Among people born in 1895, Shemp Howard ranks 234Before him are Doris Humphrey, H. A. R. Gibb, Bert Lahr, Joseph Banks Rhine, Béla Illés, and Aileen Pringle. After him are Jan Burgers, Greta Johansson, Juan Artola, Vilho Tuulos, Earl Thomson, and Nygmet Nurmakov. Among people deceased in 1955, Shemp Howard ranks 132Before him are Johannes de Jong, Tommy Burns, Constantin Argetoianu, Charley Toorop, Johan Jarlén, and Luís de Freitas Branco. After him are Ahmed Zaki Abu Shadi, Arturo Coddou, Harry Cobby, Martha Norelius, Alexei Ivanovich Abrikosov, and Constance Collier.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Shemp Howard ranks 7,296 out of 20,380Before him are Khloé Kardashian (1984), Edward Everett Horton (1886), Gary Merrill (1915), Ken Foree (1948), Robert Crippen (1937), and Walter Breuning (1896). After him are Jane Wyatt (1910), Ben Bradlee (1921), David Blatt (1959), Amy Smart (1976), Gilbert Strang (1934), and Clarence Darrow (1857).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Shemp Howard ranks 2,247Before him are Bill Maher (1956), Ricardo Antonio Chavira (1971), Khloé Kardashian (1984), Edward Everett Horton (1886), Gary Merrill (1915), and Ken Foree (1948). After him are Jane Wyatt (1910), Amy Smart (1976), Olivia Harrison (1948), Nancy Walker (1922), Patrick St. Esprit (1954), and Jeffrey Combs (1954).

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