Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00154322: SHEMP HOWARD

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Extremely rare vintage inscribed fountain pen signature on a 3x5-inch portion of a tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s. In good condition, with some gentle toning. Homely, hilarious Shemp Howard was one of the original Three Stooges, along with brother Moe Howard and Larry Fine. He left the team in 1933, replaced by another brother, Curly Howard, until the latter suffered a stroke in 1946. The star resurfaced and stuck around until his death of a heart attack at the age of 60. The so-called "Forgotten Stooge" was memorable in Soup to Nuts (1930), W.C. Fields' The Bank Dick (1940), Mr. Dynamite (1941), Hold That Ghost (1941), Hellzapoppin' (1941), Arabian Nights (1942), Brideless Groom (1947), Sing a Song of Six Pants (1947), and Malice in the Palace (1949). This is just the third example of his autograph we have ever encountered.