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  • __NOEDITSECTION__ Image:Information-silk.png|Character Template rect 0 0 20 20 Staff Template desc none Joe Besser Real Name Unknown First publication Unknown
  • Joe Besser (August 12, 1907 – March 1, 1988) was an American comedian, known for his impish humor and wimpy characters, and is now best remembered for his brief stint as a member of the Three Stooges in movie short subjects of 1956-57. He is also remembered for his television roles: Stinky, the spoiled mamma's boy in The Abbott and Costello Show, and Jillson, the maintenance man in The Joey Bishop Show.
  • Joe Besser (August 12, 1907 – March 1, 1988) was an American comedian, known for his impish humor and wimpy characters. He is best known for his brief stint as a member of The Three Stooges in movie short subjects of 1957–59. He is also remembered for his television roles: Stinky, the spoiled impish bratty overgrown man-child in The Abbott and Costello Show, and Jillson, the maintenance man in The Joey Bishop Show.
  • Joe Besser was an American comedian screen actor and voice actor. He is best known for his brief stint as a member of the Three Stooges in short films between 1957-1959. He was also the voice of Babu on the Jeannie animated series (reprising the role in The New Scooby-Doo Movies and Laff-a-Lympics) and Scare Bear in Yogi's Space Race and Galaxy Goof-Ups. Besser died of heart failure in 1988, at the age of 80.
  • Joe Besser (born August 12, 1907-died March 1, 1988) was an American Writer and Comedian, known for his impish Humor and Wimpy Characters and is also best remembered for his stint as a Comic Foil and member of The Three Stooges in Short Films and Features.
  • Joe Besser, a short, chubby, balding, childish character actor, began his career on the vaudeville circuit before breaking into films in the early 1930s. He was a frequent foil of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in their films and played "Stinky" on their 1950s TV show. Besser joined the Three Stooges in 1956, but quit the team in 1958 to be with his ailing wife. He spent the 1960s appearing in numerous films and TV series, including 88 performances on The Joey Bishop Show (1961).
  • Besser was born in St. Louis, Missouri, making him the only Stooge member not born on the East Coast. He was the ninth child of Morris and Fanny Besser (Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe). He had seven older sisters, and an older brother Manny who was in show business, primarily as an ethnic Jewish comic. From an early age, Joe was fascinated with show business, especially the magic act of Howard Thurston that visited his town annually. When Joe was 12, Thurston allowed him to play an audience plant (as in "stooge"). Besser was so excited by this, he sneaked into Thurston's train after the St. Louis run of the show was over, and was discovered the next day sleeping on top of the lion's cage in Detroit.
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  • St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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  • 1988-03-01
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  • Voice actor
Birth Date
  • 1907-08-12
Eyes
  • Gray
death place
  • North Hollywood, California, U.S.
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  • 1932
  • 1989
  • Erna Kay
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  • Gray
Name
  • Joe Besser
  • Besser, Joe
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  • 200
DOB
  • 1907-08-12
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  • 1907-08-12
Date of Death
  • 1988-03-01
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  • St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
death date
  • 1988-03-01
Deathdate
  • 1988-03-01
Place of Birth
  • St. Louis, Missouri
Place of death
  • North Hollywood, California
yearsactive
  • 1919
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  • 78798
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  • Male
Date of Birth
  • 1907-08-12
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  • North Hollywood, California, United States
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  • __NOEDITSECTION__ Image:Information-silk.png|Character Template rect 0 0 20 20 Staff Template desc none Joe Besser Real Name Unknown First publication Unknown
  • Besser was born in St. Louis, Missouri, making him the only Stooge member not born on the East Coast. He was the ninth child of Morris and Fanny Besser (Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe). He had seven older sisters, and an older brother Manny who was in show business, primarily as an ethnic Jewish comic. From an early age, Joe was fascinated with show business, especially the magic act of Howard Thurston that visited his town annually. When Joe was 12, Thurston allowed him to play an audience plant (as in "stooge"). Besser was so excited by this, he sneaked into Thurston's train after the St. Louis run of the show was over, and was discovered the next day sleeping on top of the lion's cage in Detroit. Thurston relented, informed Besser's parents of the situation, and trained him as an assistant. The first act involved pulling a rabbit out of a hat. The trick involved two rabbits, one hidden in a pocket of Thurston's cape. But young Besser was so nervous that he botched badly, pulling out the rabbit from the cape at the same time as the other rabbit was on display, before the trick had been performed. The audience roared with laughter, and Besser from then on was assigned "comic mishap" roles only.
  • Joe Besser (August 12, 1907 – March 1, 1988) was an American comedian, known for his impish humor and wimpy characters, and is now best remembered for his brief stint as a member of the Three Stooges in movie short subjects of 1956-57. He is also remembered for his television roles: Stinky, the spoiled mamma's boy in The Abbott and Costello Show, and Jillson, the maintenance man in The Joey Bishop Show.
  • Joe Besser (August 12, 1907 – March 1, 1988) was an American comedian, known for his impish humor and wimpy characters. He is best known for his brief stint as a member of The Three Stooges in movie short subjects of 1957–59. He is also remembered for his television roles: Stinky, the spoiled impish bratty overgrown man-child in The Abbott and Costello Show, and Jillson, the maintenance man in The Joey Bishop Show.
  • Joe Besser was an American comedian screen actor and voice actor. He is best known for his brief stint as a member of the Three Stooges in short films between 1957-1959. He was also the voice of Babu on the Jeannie animated series (reprising the role in The New Scooby-Doo Movies and Laff-a-Lympics) and Scare Bear in Yogi's Space Race and Galaxy Goof-Ups. Besser died of heart failure in 1988, at the age of 80.
  • Joe Besser (born August 12, 1907-died March 1, 1988) was an American Writer and Comedian, known for his impish Humor and Wimpy Characters and is also best remembered for his stint as a Comic Foil and member of The Three Stooges in Short Films and Features.
  • Joe Besser, a short, chubby, balding, childish character actor, began his career on the vaudeville circuit before breaking into films in the early 1930s. He was a frequent foil of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in their films and played "Stinky" on their 1950s TV show. Besser joined the Three Stooges in 1956, but quit the team in 1958 to be with his ailing wife. He spent the 1960s appearing in numerous films and TV series, including 88 performances on The Joey Bishop Show (1961).
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