His "woo-woo"s and "n'yuk nyuk"s, as well as his incredible gift for physical, inventive, surreal comedy, made Curly Howard everyone's favorite Stooge. On the. Curly Howard - his voice. These clips clearly show why Curly was so popular. He had so many inflections. Curly Howard was born Jerome Lester Horwitz in Brownsville, a section of In one of the few interviews Curly gave in his lifetime, he complained about the loss.