|Date of Birth||12 August 1907, St. Louis, Missouri, USA|
|Date of Death||1 March 1988, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA (heart failure)|
|Birth Name||Joseph Besser|
|Height||5' 4" (1.63 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Joe Besser was born on August 12, 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri. Short, chubby, balding, childish character actor who began his career on the vaudeville circuit before breaking into films in the early 1930s. He was a frequent foil of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in their films and played Stinky on their 1950s situation comedy. Joe joined The Three Stooges in 1956, but quit the team to be with his ailing wife in 1958. He spent the 1960s appearing in numerous films and television series, including 88 performances on The Joey Bishop Show (1961) and a regular role as the voice of Babu on the animated series Jeannie (1973). Joe Besser died at age 80 of heart failure on March 1, 1988 in North Hollywood, California.
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|Erna Kay||(18 November 1932 - 1 March 1988) (his death)|