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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 movie The Doughgirls 1944-11-25
Latest Project:
Series The Three Stooges: Hey Moe! Hey Dad! 2015-05-05
Known For
Poster of The Three Stooges: Hey Moe! Hey Dad!
Poster of The New 3 Stooges
Poster of The Steve Allen Show
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Series The Three Stooges: Hey Moe! Hey Dad! Curly-Joe 2015-05-05
Movie Kook's Tour Curly-Joe 1970-02-04
Movie The Outlaws Is Coming Curly-Joe 1965-01-01
Series The New 3 Stooges Unknown 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 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Airport Firemen #3 1963-11-07
Movie The Three Stooges Meet Hercules Curly Joe 1962-02-15
Movie The Three Stooges in Orbit Curly-Joe 1962-07-04
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 Unknown 1958-06-25
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
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 High School Hero Tiny 1946-09-06
Movie Slappily Married Joe Bates 1946-11-07
Movie The Doughgirls Snoring Man 1944-11-25