I Stooged to Conquer: The Autobiography of the Leader of the Three Stooges (Paperback)

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    Moe Howard was the leader of the Three Stooges. He appeared in close to 200 comedy shorts; 25 feature films; and thousands of television, onstage, and personal appearances.

    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 perform—whether 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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    ISBN 9781613747667
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
    Format Paperback
    Pages 241
    Publisher Date 2013-07-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Chicago Review Pr
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 11.0 in
    Wdth 8.75 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.56 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Autobiography of the Leader of the Three Stooges
    Edition Detail New
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Howard, Moe
    Country of Origin United States

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