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Presented is a Moe Howard signature on a personal check, dated June 9, 1972. The former member of the film comedy trio The Three Stooges has signed his name in black pen on the personal check from City National Bank in Los Angeles, California, on the joint checking account he shared with his wife, Helen. With his iconic bowl haircut, quick temper and penchant for inflicting harm on his two hapless cohorts, Moe Howard was the de facto leader of The Three Stooges, one of the most beloved, albeit critically maligned, comedy teams of all time. Along with his brother, Shemp Howard, and Larry Fine, Moe first found fame as a member of vaudevillian comedian Ted Healy's "Stooges." But it was only after younger brother Jerome - renamed "Curly" - replaced Shemp and the trio became a solo act officially known as "The Three Stooges," that they achieved massive success on a national level. For Columbia Pictures, the Three Stooges would star in nearly 200 short films over a remarkable 24-year period. Both revered and reviled for their gleefully violent version of slapstick comedy, Larry, Moe and Curly became an indelible part of American pop culture. Over the course of a nearly 40-year career, there were several changes in the line-up - Curly's health problems brought back Shemp, who in turn was replaced by comedian Joe Besser, who eventually gave way to "Curly Joe" DeRita. Throughout it all, though, Moe remained the constant, keeping the Stooges on course and in the public eye, even if he had to crack a few skulls along the way. This item is encapsulated and authenticated by PSA/DNA (84175655) and is graded AUTHENTIC.

1972 Moe Howard Signed Personal Check Dated June 9, 1972 (PSA/DNA)
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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $307.50
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
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