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    • The Three Stooges



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      Their official web-site
      The Three Stooges

      The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act
      of the early to mid–20th century best known for their numerous short subject films.
      Their hallmark was physical farce and extreme slapstick.
      In films, the stooges were commonly known by their first names:
      "Moe, Larry, and Curly" and "Moe, Larry, and Shemp," among other lineups.
      The film trio was originally composed of Moe Howard,
      brother Shemp Howard and longtime friend Larry Fine.
      Curly Howard replaced brother Shemp, who later returned when
      Curly suffered a debilitating stroke in 1946.
      After Shemp's death in 1955, he was replaced by comedian Joe Besser,
      after the use of stuntman Joe Palma to record several "Shemp" shorts after his death.
      Eventually Joe "Curly-Joe" DeRita (born Joseph Wardell) replaced Joe Besser.
      Larry suffered a serious stroke in 1970, and was unable to continue performing.
      Emil Sitka, a longtime actor in Stooge comedies, was contracted to replace Larry,
      but no film was ever made with him in the role,
      although publicity photographs exist of him with his hair combed similarly to Larry's,
      posing with Moe and Curly-Joe (see below).
      However, Larry's paralyzing stroke in 1970 effectively marked the end of the act.
      He died in January 1975.
      Moe died of cancer a few months later.
      From Wikipedia

      MOE HOWARD
      Born: June 19, 1897 in Bensonhurst, New York
      Died: May 4, 1975 at the age of 77



      Moe Howard was born on June 19, 1897, in Bensonhurst, New York,
      a small Jewish community on the outskirts of Brooklyn.
      Moe's real name was Moses Horwitz.
      Moe's mother's name was Jennie Horwitz, and his father
      was clothing cutter Solomon Horwitz.
      Moe was the fourth eldest of five Howard brothers.
      Two of Moe's brothers, Jerome (Curly),
      and Shemp performed with him as members of The Three Stooges.
      Moe's other two brothers, Jack and Irving, never entered show business.
      Click here to read more

      LARRY FINE
      Born: October 5, 1902 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Died: January 24, 1975 at the age of 72



      Larry Fine was born Louis Fienberg on October 5, 1902
      on the south side of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
      His father, Joseph Fienberg, and mother Fanny Lieberman,
      owned a watch repair and jewelry shop. Larry had two brothers,
      Morris, a younger brother Phillip who died prematurely, and a sister,
      Lila, who became a school teacher.
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      CURLY HOWARD
      Born: October 22, 1903 in Brooklyn, New York
      Died: January 18, 1952 at the age of 48



      Curly Howard's real name was Jerome Lester Horwitz.
      He was born to Jenny and Solomon Horwitz on October 22, 1903 in Bath Beach,
      a summer resort in a section of Brooklyn.
      He was the fifth and youngest of the five Horwitz brothers.
      Curly's interest in show business grew as he watched his brothers,
      Shemp and Moe perform as stooges in Ted Healy's act.
      After Shemp left the Healy act, Moe suggested to Healy that his kid brother
      Jerome was available and would make an excellent replacement for Shemp.
      Click here to read more

      SHEMP HOWARD
      Born: March 17, 1895 in Brooklyn, New York
      Died: November 23, 1955 at the age of 60



      Shemp was born Samuel Horwitz in Brooklyn, New York on March 17, 1895.
      He acquired the name "Shemp" when his mother, with her broad European accent,
      would call him "Sam," which sounded like "Shemp." Shemp graduated from P.S. 163
      in Brooklyn. Shemp enrolled along with Moe at the Baron De Hirsch Trade School
      in New York where Shemp took up plumbing and Moe studied to be an electrician.
      Click here to read more

      JOE BESSER
      Born: August 12, 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri
      Died: March 1, 1988 at the age of 80



      After Shemp Howard died in 1955, the Stooges replaced him with Joe Besser.
      Joe Besser was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on August 12, 1907 to Fannie and Morris Besser.
      His parents were Orthodox Jews and moved to the United States from Poland in 1895
      where Morris worked as a baker.
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      CURLY JOE DERITA
      Born: July 12, 1909 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Died: July 3, 1993 at the age of 83



      Joe DeRita's real name was Joseph Wardell. He was born July 12, 1909 in Philadelphia,
      Pennsylvania. Joe was the only one of the Stooges to come from a show biz family.
      His mother, Florenz DeRita, was a dancer and his father,
      Frank Wardell, was a stage technician.
      Joe was in show business from the age of seven. Joe's roles included the title role
      in the stage version of "Peck's Bad Boy" with his mother and father.
      Click here to read more
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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      The Three Stooges, in various line-ups,
      were great boyhood favourites of mine.
      Just like Duke's and all the other early oaters
      they were a staple diet at the Saturday Matinees.

      With special thanks to their official web-site
      The Three Stooges- Filmography

      FILMOGRAPHY

      THE THREE STOOGES WITH TED HEALY

      1930 1933 1934

      LARRY, MOE AND CURLY

      1934 1935 1936 1937
      1938 1939 1940 1941
      1942 1943 1944 1945
      1946 1947


      LARRY, MOE AND SHEMP

      1947 1948 1949 1950 1951
      1952 195319541955 1956


      LARRY, MOE & JOE BESSER

      1957 1958

      LARRY,MOE & CURY JOE DERITA

      1959 1961 1962 1963 1965 1970

      [B]ON THEIR OWN [/B]

      Moe Howard

      Shemp Howard

      Joe Besser

      Joe DeRita

      CAMEOS

      The Three Stooges
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: Screen Legends- The Three Stooges

      chester7777 wrote:

      Thank you, Keith! One of my favorite groups since childhood - you totally captured them!!

      Does anybody else own a 12-DVD set of Three Stooges?

      Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!

      Chester :newyear:


      Well, I do know there's a set available with about 7-8 volumes that you can buy separately. Each volume covers about a three yr period. I've got the first three, 1934-36, 1937-39 and, 1940-42. Each volume has a different color decoration on the box and it covers all of the shorts they did and have been remastered and look real good on tv. Plus, you won't have to worry about tv editing to make them shorter for commercials, they're complete. I've seen priced anywhere from $12.99 at Sams Club to $19.99 at Best Buy.
      As for the Stooges themselves, after Laurel & Hardy, they were my favorite funnymen. To me, the ultimate funny Stooge shorts are the ones with Curly. It was his zaniness that made me laugh. Shemp wasn't to bad but, Curly was better. I even liked Joe Besser to some degree, with his tense little hit to Moe or Larry with the quote, "cut it oooouuuutttt"! Incidently, Besser used to do that on the old Abbott & Costello show once in awhile, when he'd appear as a grown man in a little kid short suit with the funny hat.
    • Re: Screen Legends- The Three Stooges

      I just ordered 11 DVD's with rare footage of these guys, Public Domain dvd's to be sure but I now have Kook's Tour. Or at least I will when it comes. So far it's been easier to collect Stooge footage than it has John Wayne.

      Anyway my favorite line up of Stooges is Larry, Moe, and Shemp (My all time favorite stooge).
    • New movie about The Three Stooges to be made.

      Just found out a few minutes ago about a movie about the Three Stooges characters-NOT a bio-pic, is going to be made and from the few pix ive seen--looks good to me.
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    • New Three Stooges Movie being made.

      I dont know what happened to my original posting from last night but, just thought i would let Three Stooges fans know that a Three Stooges movie is coming out. Form the few photos I have seen, these actors greatly resemble the Larry, Curly and Moe team. This movie is NOT a biopic, but more or less three different "shorts" that are loosely tied together. This one looks good and looks like a labor of love from the film makers. Ill see this one.
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    • Re: New Three Stooges Movie being made.

      The Ringo Kid wrote:

      I dont know what happened to my original posting from last night but, just thought i would let Three Stooges fans know that a Three Stooges movie is coming out. Form the few photos I have seen, these actors greatly resemble the Larry, Curly and Moe team. This movie is NOT a biopic, but more or less three different "shorts" that are loosely tied together. This one looks good and looks like a labor of love from the film makers. Ill see this one.


      Carl. it's here!!
      For continuity, I merged it into the dedicated thread
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Screen Legends- The Three Stooges

      Hi guys, ive posted it TWICE here but it has disappeared. What it is is? a heads up about a Three Stooges movie being made. Can anyone please explain why that thread keeps disappearing?

      Best regards-Carl.
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    • Re: Disappearing posts????

      ethanedwards wrote:

      Carl,
      they haven't disappeared,
      I merged them into the dedicated thread.
      Screen Legends- The Three Stooges



      Hi Keith, sorry about that, I didnt know there was a Stooges thread here ;-))
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    • Re: Disappearing posts????

      The Ringo Kid wrote:

      Hi Keith, sorry about that, I didnt know there was a Stooges thread here ;-))


      No problem Carl,
      it's good to see that there is
      still interest in them.
      Many thanks for your update.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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