I Stooged to Conquer: The Autobiography of the Leader of the Three Stooges [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613747698
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 118,982
  • File size: 10 MB

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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.

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    I absolutely loved this book. Moe tells a very detailed story of

    I absolutely loved this book. Moe tells a very detailed story of his life from birth til his death. I enjoyed all the tales of the Stooges both professional and personal. I highly recommend this book for any true Stooge fan.

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