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Joe DeRita (1909–1993)


Born into a show business family, DeRita began performing at the age of 7. He played the Burlesque circuit until 1942 when he went to headline in California stage shows. He toured with Randolph Scott and Bing Crosby for the USO during World War II. Joe made his film debut in "The Doughgirls" (1944) and continued to perform in films, radio, and ... See full bio »

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 1970 Kook's Tour
Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
 1968 Star Spangled Salesman (Documentary)
Curly Joe (as The Three Stooges)
 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
Three Men in a Tub
- Who's Afraid of Mother Goose? (1967) ... Three Men in a Tub
 1966 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Man with Lollipop
- Wally's Traffic Ticket (1966) ... Man with Lollipop (uncredited)
 1965 The New 3 Stooges (TV Series)
Curly Joe / Curly-Joe / Tinker Joe / ...
- Movie Scars (1965) ... Curly Joe
- Furry Fugitive (1965) ... Curly Joe
- Who's for Dessert? (1965) ... Curly Joe
- Who's Lion? (1965) ... Curly Joe
- When You Wish Upon a Fish (1965) ... Curly Joe
 1965 Danny Thomas Meets the Comics (TV Movie)
Curly-Joe
 1961-1965 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Curly Joe / Curly-Joe
- Episode #18.32 (1965) ... Curly Joe (as The Three Stooges)
- Episode #16.20 (1963) ... Curly Joe (as The Three Stooges)
- Episode #14.31 (1961) ... Curly-Joe
 1965 The Outlaws Is Coming
Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
 1963 4 for Texas
Curly-Joe (uncredited)
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Fireman (uncredited)
 1963 The Three Stooges Scrapbook (Short)
Curly Joe
 1963 The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze
Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
 1962 The Three Stooges in Orbit
Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
 1961 Snow White and the Three Stooges
Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
 1959 Have Rocket -- Will Travel
Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
 1958 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Arthur Fletcher
- Bentley's Big Case (1958) ... Arthur Fletcher
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Man at Bar
- The Time Element (1958) ... Man at Bar (as Joe De Rita)
 1958 The Bravados
Mr. Simms (uncredited)
 1952 I Married Joan (TV Series)
Waiter
- Acrobats (1952) ... Waiter
 1948 Coroner Creek
Jack - Bartender (uncredited)
 1948 Jitter Bughouse (Short)
Joe
 1947 Wedlock Deadlock (Short)
Eddie
 1947 The Good Bad Egg (Short)
Joe Priggle
 1946 Slappily Married (Short)
Joe Bates
 1946 High School Hero
Tiny
 1946 The French Key
Detective Fox
 1946 People Are Funny
Mr. Hinkley (uncredited)
 1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
Waiter (uncredited)
 1944 The Doughgirls
The Stranger (uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Meek Man (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(1960s) TV commercial: Dickies work clothes See more »

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Alternate Names:

The 3 Stooges | Joe De Rita | Curly-Joe DeRita | Joseph DeRita | The Three Stooges

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on working with The Three Stooges] Moe and Larry were the best. We worked well together and enjoyed every moment of it. See more »

Trivia:

He was the only non-Jewish member of The Three Stooges, he had English and French-Canadian ancestry. See more »

Nickname:

Curly-Joe

Star Sign:

Cancer

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