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  1. Joseph Barbera - Biography - IMDb

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    He was the co-founder of the company Hanna-Barbera, with his longtime partner William Hanna. Barbera was born in an Italian-American family. His parents were barbershop-owner Vincent Barbera (1889-1965) and Francesca Calvacca (1875-1969), both Italian immigrants from Sicily. Vincent was from the farming town of Castelvetrano, while Francesca was from the spa town of Sciacca (founded as the ancient Greek colony of Thermae).

  2. Talk:Joseph Barbera - Wikipedia

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    His father was Vincenzo Barbera, born on 25 Oct 1885 in Castelvetrano, Sicily, to parents Lorenzo Barbera and Francesca Morici, who themseves were born in Castelvetrano. His mother was Francesca Calvacca, born on 4 Feb 1892 in Sciacca, Sicily, to parents Giuseppe Calvacca and Maria Monterosa, who were also born in Sicily.

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  4. Shirley Jones - Biography - IMDb

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    Shirley Mae Jones was born 31 March, 1934 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. She was named after Shirley Temple.Her father owned the local brewery. When she was 20, she went to New York with her parents and, within a week, became the first and only actor signed to a personal contract by Rogers and Hammerstein.

  5. Wonder Twins - Wikipedia

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    According to the Super Friends comic book by E. Nelson Bridwell (writer) and Ramona Fradon (artist), Zan and Jayna are Exorian metas, genetic throwbacks to an ancient race of Exorian shapeshifters. Their parents died when they were still babies during a plague, and, because of their origin, no Exorians want to adopt them.

  6. William Hanna - The Irish Times

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    William Hanna's understanding of comic tempo, and his ability to marshal top artistic talents into an efficient working unit, were perfect complements for Barbera's draughtsmanship, strong story ...

  7. The Three Stooges | Three Stooges Encyclopedia Wiki | Fandom

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    Ted Healy and His Stooges

    The Three Stooges started in 1925 as part of a raucous vaudeville act called 'Ted Healy and His Stooges' (a.k.a. 'Ted Healy and His Southern Gentlemen', 'Ted Healy and His Three Lost Souls' and 'Ted Healy and His Racketeers'—the moniker 'Three Stooges' was never used during their tenure with Healy). In the act, lead comedian Healy would attempt to sing or tell jokes while his noisy assistants would keep "interrupting" him. Healy would respond by verbally and physically abusing his stooges. Br...

    Moe, Larry, and Curly

    According to a published report, Moe, Larry, and director Jules White considered their best film to be You Nazty Spy!. This 18-minute short subject starred Moe as "Moe Hailstone", an Adolf Hitler-like character, and satirized the Nazis in a period when America was still neutral and resolutely isolationist. Curly played a Herman Goering character, replete with medals, and Larry a Ribbentrop-type ambassador. You Nazty Spy! was the first Hollywood film to spoof Hitler, as it was released in Janu...

    Moe, Larry, Shemp

    Also available commercially is a kinescope of Moe, Larry, and Shemp's appearance on The Frank Sinatra Show, broadcast live over CBS-TV on January 1, 1952. Frank Sinatra was reportedly a big fan of the Stooges and slapstick comedy in general. On this broadcast, the Stooges are joined by one of their longtime stock-company members, Vernon Dent, who plays "Mr. Mortimer", a party-goer who requests a drink. The Stooges oblige with disastrous results. Columbia's short-subject division downsized in...

    Moe, Larry, and Joe

    With Besser on board, the Stooge films began to resemble sitcoms. Sitcoms, though, were now available for free. Television was the new popular medium, and by the time Besser joined the act, the Stooges were generally considered throwbacks to an obsolete era. In addition, Moe and Larry were growing older, and could not perform pratfalls and physical comedy as they once had. The inevitable occurred soon enough. Columbia was the last studio still producing shorts, and the market for such films h...

    1.Ted and Moe (1921-1923) 2.Ted, Moe, and Shemp (1923-1925) 3.Ted, Moe, Shemp, and Larry (1925-1927, 1928-1932) 4.Ted, Moe, Larry, and Curly (1932-1934) 5.Moe, Larry, and Curly (1934-1946) 6.Moe, Larry, and Shemp (1946-1955) 7.Moe and Larry (1955-1956) 8.Moe, Larry, and Joe (1956-1958) 9.Moe, Larry, and Curly-Joe (1958-1970) 10.Moe, Emil, and Curly-Joe (1971-1975) Ted Healy Real Name: Clarence Ernst Lee Nash Born: December 22, 1896 - December 21, 1937 (aged 41) Stooge Years: 1922–1931, 1932–1934 Moe Howard Real Name: Moses Harry Horwitz Born: December 22, 1897 - May 4, 1975 (aged 77) Stooge years: 1922–1927, 1928–1975 Larry Fine Real Name: Louis Feinberg Born: December 22, 1902 - January 24, 1975 (aged 72) Stooge years: 1925–1927, 1928–1971 Curly Howard Real Name: Jerome Lester Horwitz Born: December 22, 1903 - January 18, 1952 (aged 48) Stooge years: 1932–1946 Shemp Howard Real Name: Samuel Horwitz Born: December 22, 1895 - November 22, 1955 (aged 60) Stooge years: 1922–1927, 1928–...

    Several instrumental tunes were played over the opening credits at different times in the production of the short features. The most commonly used themes were:

    Comic books

    1. St. John Publications published the first Three Stooges comics in 1949 with 2 issues, then again in 1953–54 with 7 issues. 2. Dell Comics published a Three Stooges series first as one-shots in their Four Color Comicsline for five issues, then gave them a numbered series for four more issues (#6–9). With #10, the title would be published by Gold Key Comics. Under Gold Key, the series lasted through issue #55 in 1972. 3. Gold Key Comics then published the Little Stoogesseries (7 issues, 1972...

    Music

    Beginning their resurgence of popularity in 1959, the Three Stooges began to appear in a series of novelty records. Their first recording was a 45 rpm single of the title song from Have Rocket, Will Travel. The trio released additional singles and LPs on the Golden and Coral labels, mixing comedy adventure albums and off-beat renditions of children's songs. Their final recording was the 1966 Yogi Bear and the Three Stooges Meet the Mad, Mad, Mad Dr. No-No, which incorporated the Three Stooges...

    Radio

    Sirius XM Radio aired a special about the Stooges hosted by Tom Bergeron on Friday, July 31, 2009, at 2:00PM on the Sirius Howard 101 channel. Bergeron had conducted the interviews at the age of 17 back when he was still in high school in 1971. The television host had the tapes in storage for many years and was convinced on air during a Howard Stern Radio interview to bring them in and turn it into a special show by Howard Stern himself, upon learning how much of a fan Bergeron was of the Thr...

    Maltin, Leonard, Movie Comedy Teams(1970, revised 1985) New American Library
    Maltin, Leonard, Selected Short Subjects (first published as The Great Movie Shorts, 1972) Crown Books, (revised 1983) Da Capo Press
    Fine, Larry (with Carone, James), Stroke of Luck(1973) Siena Publishing Co. (Larry Fine's autobiography, transcribed from interviews toward the end of his life)
    Fericano, Paul, Stoogism Anthology(1977) Poor Souls Printing
  8. The Three Stooges | The 3 Stooges Wiki | Fandom

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    Ted Healy and His Stooges

    In 1930, Ted Healy and His Stooges (including Sanborn) appeared in their first Hollywood feature film, Soup to Nuts, released by Fox Film Corporation. The film was not a critical success, but the Stooges' performances were singled out as memorable, leading Fox to offer the trio a contract minus Healy. This enraged the prickly Healy, who told studio executives that the Stooges were his employees. The offer was withdrawn, and after Howard, Fine and Howard learned of the reason, they left Healy...

    The Columbia years: Moe, Larry and Curly

    Within their first year at Columbia, the Stooges became wildly popular. Realizing this, Columbia Pictures president Harry Cohn used the Stooges as leverage, as the demand for their films was so great that Columbia eventually refused to supply exhibitors with the trio's shorts unless they also agreed to book some of the studio's mediocre B movies. Cohn also saw to it that the Stooges remain ignorant of their popularity. During their 23 years spent at Columbia, the Stooges were never completely...

    Shemp returns

    Moe Howard turned to his older brother Shemp Howard to take Curly's place. Shemp, however, was hesitant to rejoin the Stooges, as he had a successful solo career at the time of Curly's untimely illness. However, he realized that Moe and Larry's careers would be finished without the Stooge act. Shemp wanted some kind of assurance that his rejoining was indeed temporary, and that he could leave the Stooges once Curly recovered. Unfortunately, Curly remained gravely ill after 1950, dying of a ce...

    Some 50 years after their last short film was released, the Three Stooges remain wildly popular with audiences. Their films have never left the television airwaves since first appearing in 1958, and they continue to delight old fans while attracting a new legion of fervent admirers. A hard-working group of working-class comedians who were never the critic's darlings, the team endured several personnel changes in their careers that would have permanently sidelined a less persistent act. Despite watching two of his brothers die in a brief span of time, the Stooges would not have lasted as long as they did as a unit without Moe Howard's guiding hand. The Ted Okuda/Edward Watz-penned book The Columbia Comedy Shortsputs the Stooges legacy in critical perspective: 1. Many scholarly studies of motion picture comedy have overlooked the Three Stooges entirely—and not without valid reasoning. Aesthetically, the Stooges violated every rule that constitutes "good" comedic style. Their character...

    Moe Howard Real Name: Moses Harry Horwitz Born: June 19, 1897 Died: May 4, 1975 (aged 77) Stooge years: 1922–1927, 1928–1971 Larry Fine Real Name: Louis Feinberg Born: October 5, 1902 Died: January 24, 1975 (aged 72) Stooge years: 1928–1971 Curly Howard Real Name: Jerome Lester Horwitz Born: October 22, 1903 Died: January 18, 1952 (aged 48) Stooge years: 1932–1946 Shemp Howard Real Name: Samuel Horwitz Born: March 4, 1895 Died: November 22, 1955 (aged 60) Stooge years: 1922–1927, 1928–1932, 1946–1955 Joe Besser Born: August 12, 1907 Died: March 1, 1988 (aged 80) Stooge years: 1956–1958 Joe DeRita Real Name: Joseph Wardell Born: July 12, 1909 Died: July 3, 1993 (aged 83) Stooge years: 1958–1971

    Between 1984 and 1985, RCA Columbia Pictures Home Video released a total of thirteen Three Stooges volumes on VHS, Beta and Laserdisc, each containing three shorts. These titles were later reissued on VHS by its successor, Sony Pictures Entertainment, between 1995 and 1997, with a DVD reissue between 2000 and 2004. This new...boxset...seems to be the first concerted effort to categorize their huge body of work chronologically with many shorts seeing the digital light for the first time." Videolibrarian.com critic added "finally, the studio knuckleheads got it right! The way that the Three Stooges have been presented on home video has been a real slap in the face and poke in the eye to fans. They’ve been anthologized, colorized, and public domain-ed, as their shorts have been released and re-released in varying degrees of quality. Highly recommended." Critic James Plath of DVDtown.com added, "Thank you, Sony, for finally giving these Columbia Pictures icons the kind of DVD retrospect...

    Several instrumental tunes were played over the opening credits at different times in the production of the short features. The most commonly used themes were:
    The Columbia short subject Woman Haters was done completely in rhyme, mostly recited (not sung), in rhythm with a Jazz-Age underscore running throughout the film, but with some key lines sung. It w...

    Comic books

    Over the years, several Three Stooges comics were produced. 1. St. John Publicationspublished the first Three Stooges comics in 1949 with 2 issues (Curly as the third stooge), then again in 1953–54 with 7 issues (Shemp as the third stooge). 1. Dell Comics published a Three Stooges series first as one-shots in their Four Color Comicsline for five issues, then gave them a numbered series for four more issues (#6–9). With #10, the title would be published by Gold Key Comics. Under Gold Key, the...

    Music

    Beginning in 1959, the Three Stooges began to appear in a series of novelty records. Their first recording was a 45 rpm single of the title song from Have Rocket, Will Travel. The trio released additional singles and LPs on the Golden and Coral labels, mixing comedy adventure albums and off-beat renditions of children's songs. Their final recording was the 1966 Yogi Bear and the Three Stooges Meet the Mad, Mad, Mad Dr. No-No, which incorporated the Three Stooges into the cast of the Yogi Bear...

    Radio

    Sirius XM Radio aired a special about the Stooges hosted by Tom Bergeron on Friday, July 31, 2009, at 2:00PM on the Sirius Howard 101 channel. Bergeron had conducted the interviews at the age of 17 back when he was still in high school in 1971. The television host had the tapes in storage for many years and was convinced on air during a Howard Stern Radio interview to bring them in and turn it into a special show by Howard Stern himself, upon learning how much of a fan Bergeron was of the Thr...

    Maltin, Leonard, Movie Comedy Teams(1970, revised 1985) New American Library
    Maltin, Leonard, Selected Short Subjects (first published as The Great Movie Shorts, 1972) Crown Books, (revised 1983) Da Capo Press
    Fine, Larry (with Carone, James), Stroke of Luck(1973) Siena Publishing Co. (Larry Fine's autobiography, transcribed from interviews toward the end of his life)
    Fericano, Paul, Stoogism Anthology(1977) Poor Souls Printing
  9. Master cartoonist who created Tom and Jerry draws his last

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    Dec 20, 2006 · Flowers were yesterday being laid on Barbera's star on the Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Hanna, who died in 2001, once said he was never a good artist but his partner could "capture mood and ...

  10. The Three Stooges | Stooges Wiki | Fandom

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    • History
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    The Three Stooges started in 1925 as part of a raucous vaudeville act called 'Ted Healy and His Stooges' (a.k.a. 'Ted Healy and His Southern Gentlemen', 'Ted Healy and His Three Lost Souls' and 'Ted Healy and His Racketeers'—the moniker 'Three Stooges' was never used during their tenure with Healy). In the act, lead comedian Healy would attempt to sing or tell jokes while his noisy assistants would keep \\"interrupting\\" him. Healy would respond by verbally and physically abusing his stooges. Br...

    Ted HealyReal Name: Clarence Ernst Lee NashBorn: 1, 1896(1896-Template:MONTHNUMBER-01)Died: 21, 1937 (aged 41)Stooge Years: 1922–1925, 1929–1934Moe HowardReal Name: Harry Moses HorwitzBorn: 19, 1897(1897-Template:MONTHNUMBER-19)Died: 4, 1975 (aged 77)Stooge years: 1922, 1926, 1929–1975Larry FineReal Name: Louis FeinbergBorn: 5, 1902(1902-Template:MONTHNUMBER-05)Died: 24, 1975 (aged 72)Stooge years: 1925–1926, 1929–1975Curly HowardReal Name: Jerome Lester HorwitzBorn: 22, 1903(1903-Template:MO...

    Throughout their career, Moe acted as both their main creative force and business manager. Comedy III Productions, Inc., formed by Moe, Larry and Curly-Joe DeRita in 1959, is presently the owner of all Three Stooges trademarks and merchandising. After a court battle with the grandsons of Moe Howard, the company is currently operated by DeRita's stepsons, Earl and Robert Benjamin, attorney Bela G. Lugosi and Larry Fine's grandson, majority owner Eric Lamond. Comedy III has also, since 1995, au...

    A handful of Three Stooges shorts first aired on television in 1949, on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) network. It was not until 1958 that Screen Gems packaged 78 shorts for national syndication; the package was gradually enlarged to encompass the entire library of 190 shorts. In 1959, KTTV in Los Angeles purchased the Three Stooges films for air, but by the early 1970s, rival station KTLA began airing the Stooges films, keeping them in the schedule until early 1994. The Family Chann...

    On October 30, 2007, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released The Three Stooges Collection, Volume One: 1934–1936 on DVD. The two-disc set contains shorts from the first three years the Stooges worked at Columbia Pictures. This is the first time ever that all 19 shorts have been released in their original theatrical order to DVD. Every short was remastered in high definition, a first for the Stooge films. Previous DVD releases were based on themes (wartime, history, work, etc.), and sold poo...

    1. Several instrumental tunes were played over the opening credits at different times in the production of the short features. The most commonly used themes were: 1. The verse portion of \\"Listen to the Mockingbird\\", played in a comical way, complete with sounds of cuckoo birds and such. This was first used in Pardon My Scotch, their ninth short film. Prior to that film, the opening theme varied and was usually connected with the storyline in some way. Ironically, the actual song \\"Listen to t...

    Template:DablinkThe Three Stooges also made appearances in many feature length movies in the course of their careers: 1. Soup to Nuts (1930) 2. Turn Back the Clock (1933) 3. Meet the Baron (1933) 4. Dancing Lady (1933) 5. Broadway to Hollywood (1933) -- Moe and Curly almost unrecognizable as Otto and Fritz, two clowns in makeup 6. Myrt and Marge (1933) 7. Fugitive Lovers (1934) 8. Hollywood Party (1934) 9. The Captain Hates the Sea (1934) 10. Start Cheering (1938) 11. Time Out for Rhythm (194...

    Gary Lassin opened the Stoogeum in 2004 in a renovated architect's office in Spring House, Pennsylvania, 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Philadelphia. The museum-quality exhibits fill three stories (10,000 square feet or 929 square meters), including an 85-seat theater. Peter Seely, editor of the book Stoogeology: Essays on the Three Stooges said that the Stoogeum has \\"more stuff than I even imagined existed.\\" 2,500 people visit it yearly, many during the annual gathering of the Three Stoog...

    A film about the Three Stooges, simply titled The Three Stooges, is scheduled to be released in 2009. The Farrelly Brothers are still attached to the project, even though their Warner Bros. deal to write and direct the film has expired. First Look Studios, working with C3 Entertainment, will distribute the motion picture. The Farrellys have said that they were not going to do a biopic or remake, but instead new Three Stooges episodes set in the present day. The plot of the episodes are said t...

    1. Stroke of Luck, by Larry Fine and James Carone (Siena Publishing Co., 1973). (Larry Fine's autobiography, transcribed from interviews toward the end of his life) 1. Moe Howard and the Three Stooges; by Moe Howard , (Citadel Press, 1977). (Moe Howard's autobiography, completed and released posthumously by his daughter) 1. The Stooges Chronicles, by Jeffrey Forrester , (Contemporary Books, Inc., 1981); reissued as The Three Stooges: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Most Popular Comedy Tea...

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