Promotional short (PSA): U.S. Treasury Department, promoting Savings Bonds.
1 Portrayal |
The 3 Stooges | Joe De Rita | Curly-Joe DeRita | Joseph DeRita | The Three Stooges
5' 4" (1.63 m)
Did You Know?
I don't think [The Three Stooges
] were funny. I'm not putting you on, I'm telling the truth--they were physical, but they just didn't have any humor about them. Take, for instance, [Stan Laurel
and Oliver Hardy
]. I can watch their films and I still laugh at them and maybe I've seen them four or five times before. But when I see that pie or seltzer bottle, I know that it's not just lying around ...
When Joe Besser
left The Three Stooges
, Moe Howard
made another attempt to bring Joe DeRita into the act. The timing could not have been better; Joe had only a week left on his contract with Minsky. Joe was able to become a member of The Three Stooges (as "Curly Joe") just before they began a series of feature films.