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Joe DeRita

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Joe DeRita (July 12, 1909 – July 3, 1993), born Joseph Wardell, was an American comedian who is best known as Curly-Joe DeRita, the "sixth" member of the Three Stooges. DeRita was born into a show-business family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wardell's father was a stage technician, his mother a professional stage dancer, and the three often acted on stage together from his early childhood. Taking his mother's maiden name, DeRita (Portuguese), the actor joined the burlesque circuit during the 1920s, gaining fame as a comedian. During World War II, DeRita joined the USO, performing through Britain and France with such celebrities as Bing Crosby and Randolph Scott. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joe DeRita, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jul 12, 1909 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Three Stooges 1934-05-05
Latest Project:
Movie Kook's Tour 1970-02-04
Known For
Poster of The Three Stooges Meet Hercules
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Movie Kook's Tour Curly-Joe 1970-02-04
Series The New 3 Stooges 1965-01-01
Movie The Outlaws Is Coming Curly-Joe 1965-01-01
Movie The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze Curly-Joe 1963-08-21
Movie 4 for Texas Curly-Joe (uncredited) 1963-12-25
Movie The Three Stooges in Orbit Curly-Joe 1962-07-04
Movie The Three Stooges Meet Hercules Curly Joe 1962-02-15
Movie Snow White and the Three Stooges Curley-Joe 1961-12-24
Movie Have Rocket, Will Travel Curley-Joe 1959-08-01
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Movie The Bravados 1958-06-25
Movie Jitter Bughouse Joe 1948-04-29
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie The Good Bad Egg Joe Priggle 1947-03-20
Movie Wedlock Deadlock Eddie 1947-12-18
Movie Slappily Married Joe Bates 1946-11-07
Movie The Doughgirls Snoring Man 1944-11-25
Series The Three Stooges Curly Joe 1934-05-05
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