Joe DeRita’s real name was Joseph Wardell. He was born July 12, 1909, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joe was the only one of the Stooges to come from a showbiz family. His mother, Florenz DeRita, was a dancer and his father, Frank Wardell, was a stage technician. Joe was in show business from the age of seven. Joe’s roles included the title role in the stage version of “Peck’s Bad Boy” with his mother and father.
For the first time ever, the Three Stooges have a brand new coffee collection. ☕️Roasted within 4 days of shipping to your door, there are two flavors to pick from. The Three Bean Blend is dedicated to the original 97 Columbia shorts released from 1934 to 1947. The back of the package features a filmography with the year each short was released. The Moe’s Angry Blend is dedicated to the leader of The Three Stooges, Moe Howard. The back of the package features a short Biography and a list of the top 10 Moe Howard quotes. Click here to find out more and order today.
Did you know that we recently launched our all-new, official merchandise store on Amazon? We wanted to share our top 10 picks so you can rock-out at your next barbecue or event as the biggest knucklehead there! Nyuk nyuk nyuk!
Our Favorite Apparel:
The easiest way to share your Stooge pride is by strutting your stuff in a classic t-shirt or tank top. Here are our top picks of Stooge apparel:
Tic Tac Toe
“Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk”
Shemp “Blow Hard!”
World’s Finest Guy
The Three Stooges: Wrench Logo
BONUS: Our Favorite Popsockets
We now have Popsockets! Not only can you accessorize yourself in all-things Stooges, but The Boys can now accompany your smartphone! Here are our top 3 Popsockets also available for purchase through our Amazon store:
The Three Stooges Head Logo
The Three Stooges Curly: Soitenly!
Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk
Make sure to grab all these designs and so much more through our Amazon store. We have many colors to choose from and sizes up to 3XL. Shop now by visiting amazon.com/thethreestooges.
Time Life Just Released The Best of Three Stooges on DVD
For over 50 years, The Three Stooges presented a brand of pie-throwing, eye-poking and head-bonking routines that cracked up multiple generations. They were the masters of mirth, merriment and mayhem that turned slapstick comedy into an art form. With a body of work including over 220 films, television, stage shows, cartoons and more – they are forever ingrained in our culture.
Now the greatest comedy team of all time is here to poke, smack, slap and bonk their way onto your screens in this exclusive collection of their work!
The Best of The Three Stooges includes over 45 hours of content:
- All 87 of the Columbia Pictures Shorts produced between 1934 and 1945
- 28 Comedy Shorts featuring the independent work of Shemp, Joe, & Curly Joe
- Four Three Stooges Feature Films
- Vintage Animated Cartoons
- FREE Memory Book
- 2 FREE DVDs featuring the “Hey Moe! Hey Dad!” 9-Part Documentary Series, including never-before-seen footage,
- Home movies and
- Rare photos
Best of all you can pay in installments. For more visit Time Life The Best of The Three Stooges