Moe, Curly, and Shemp were all Mrs. Howard’s little boys.
Larry Fine and a succession of replacements for Curly after he died were not.
The Three Stooges were some of the most prolific film stars, appearing in some 200 different films, most of them 20-minute “two-reelers”.
The Stooges were commonly known by their first names: “Moe, Larry, and Curly”, and their hallmark was extreme slapstick and physical farce.
The Three Stooges started in 1925 as part of a raucous vaudeville act called Ted Healy and His Stooges, and in 1930, Ted Healy and His Stooges appeared in their first Hollywood feature film called Soup to Nuts.