An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge

eBook - 2013
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While the Three Stooges were the longest active and most productive comedy team in Hollywood, their artistic height coincided with the years Curly was with them, and this is his definitive biography. From 1932 to 1946 Curly was the zaniest of the Stooges, becoming famous for his high-pitched voice, his nyuk-nyuk-nyuk and why, certainly, and his astonishing athleticism. He was a true natural, an untrained actor with a knack for improvisation, yet for decades, little information about him was available. Curly's niece Joan Howard Maurer amassed a wealth of Curly memorabilia mixture of written material and rare photographs of Curly's family, films, and personal life and her exhaustive research and exclusive interviews resulted in this first and only in-depth look at a crazy comedic genius. Plenty of intimate details are included about his astonishing relationship with his mother, his three marriages, and his interactions with his daughters and friends. The book was so beloved among Three Stooges fans that it even garnered a foreword from Michael Jackson, the King of Pop himself. This new, redesigned edition of a timeless classic is sure to be appreciated by Three Stooges fans new and old.
Publisher: [United States] : Chicago Review Press, 2013.
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
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Jun 02, 2015

Favourite Curly quote - "I'm a victim of circumstance!... Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!"

Curly (aka. Jerome Howard) is, and always will be, my absolute favourite member of the classic comedy troupe who were known the world over as "The Three Stooges".

When it came to being an exceptionally gifted slapstick comic, Curly was, without question, a true natural. And, when Curly was funny, boy, was he a total scream.

Through dozens of rare photos (yes, even pics of Curly with hair), as well as interviews with Curly's relatives and former work colleagues, the reader learns some very surprising things about the hidden side of Curly (who the public never saw). Amongst other things, he was often described as being a very-very serious guy.

Thoughtfully written by Joan Howard Maurer (Curly's niece and Moe's daughter), this informative, well-researched book (that goes behind-the-scenes) is guaranteed to be of some special interest to any fan of The Three Stooges. Yes. I certainly recommend this book to one and all.

Sad to say - Curly Howard (the most beloved Stooge of them all) died on January 18th, 1952, at the age of forty-eight, following a long and debilitating illness.

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