I Stooged to Conquer

I Stooged to Conquer

The Autobiography of the Leader of The Three Stooges

eBook - 2013
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Telling the full story of the head Stooge, this work reveals the life-long career of a legendary funnyman. Born into a working-class family in Brooklyn, Moe Howard transformed his real-life experiences of getting into mischief with his brother Shemp into the plots that would have millions rolling in the aisles. From childhood, Moe's ambition was to performwhether it was plucking a ukulele on the beach, or playing a halfwit on a Mississippi showboat. But he only found success when he joined with Shemp and Larry Fine to play, as the New York Times put it, three of the frowziest numskulls ever assembled. As the brains behind the Three Stooges, he went on to act in hundreds of their movies, introducing his little brother Curly into the act when Shemp departed, and, after Curly's death, partnering with Joe Besser and finally Joe de Rita. This is Moe Howard's self-penned, no-holds-barred story of the ups and downs of his life, ranging from personal family tragedies to tidbits about career mishaps and triumphs. It overflows with the easygoing charm, generosity, and inspired lunacy of the wise guy behind America's most successful comedy trio.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781613747698
1613747691
9781613747674
1613747675
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Contents: Foreword / by Joan Howard Maurer
Childhood and the Early Years
Show biz via Vitagraph and the melodrama
The showboat sunflower
Breaking into vaudeville with Shemp
Helen
Joining forces with Ted Healy
My daughter is born, and a brief leave from show business
Back with Ted Healy
Getting into movies, and along comes Curly
The final break with Ted Healy
Off the movie set for a while and on to Broadway
Into the '40s
Domestic wartime interlude
Changes among the Stooges
The comeback: Larry, Moe, and Curly-Joe
A single in the '70s and my seventies
Afterword.
Summary: Telling the full story of the head Stooge, this work reveals the life-long career of a legendary funnyman. Born into a working-class family in Brooklyn, Moe Howard transformed his real-life experiences of getting into mischief with his brother Shemp into the plots that would have millions rolling in the aisles. From childhood, Moe's ambition was to performwhether it was plucking a ukulele on the beach, or playing a halfwit on a Mississippi showboat. But he only found success when he joined with Shemp and Larry Fine to play, as the New York Times put it, three of the frowziest numskulls ever assembled. As the brains behind the Three Stooges, he went on to act in hundreds of their movies, introducing his little brother Curly into the act when Shemp departed, and, after Curly's death, partnering with Joe Besser and finally Joe de Rita. This is Moe Howard's self-penned, no-holds-barred story of the ups and downs of his life, ranging from personal family tragedies to tidbits about career mishaps and triumphs. It overflows with the easygoing charm, generosity, and inspired lunacy of the wise guy behind America's most successful comedy trio.

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