The Three Stooges Net Worth

The Three Stooges Net Worth is
$9 Million

The Three Stooges Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the mid–20th century (1930–1975) best known for their numerous short subject films, still syndicated to television. Their hallmark was physical farce and slapstick. In films, the Stooges were commonly known by their first names: "Moe, Larry, and Curly" or "Moe, Larry, and Shemp", among other lineups depending on the films; there were six or seven stooges. Moe and Larry were always present until the very last years of the ensemble's forty-plus-year run.The act began as part of a late-twenties vaudeville comedy act, Ted Healy and his Stooges, consisting of Healy, Moe Howard, his brother Shemp Howard, and Larry Fine. The four made one feature film entitled Soup to Nuts before Shemp left to pursue a solo career. He was replaced by his younger brother Jerome (Curly Howard), and the trio eventually left Healy to launch their own act, billed as The Three Stooges.Curly suffered a debilitating stroke in May 1946, and Shemp returned, reinstating the original lineup until Shemp's death in November, 1955. Film actor Joe Palma was used as a temporary stand-in; the maneuver thereafter became known as the term of art Fake Shemp—to complete four Shemp-era shorts under contract. The coining of the term took place before a new contract from Columbia but after comic Joe Besser joined as the third Stooge in a run '56–57—but he left in 1958 to nurse his ailing spouse. Columbia terminated its shorts division and released its Stooges contractual rights to the Screen Gems production studio. When Screen Gems syndicated the shorts to television, the Stooges became stars. They also made a cameo appearance in the 1963 comedy classic It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.Comic actor Joe DeRita became ("Curly Joe") in 1958, replacing Besser. With the television exposure, the act regained momentum throughout the 1960s as popular kiddie fare until Larry Fine's paralyzing stroke in January 1970. Fine died in 1975 after a further series of strokes. Moe tried one final time to revive the Stooges with longtime supporting actor Emil Sitka in Larry's role, the proposed lineup sometimes referred to as The Three Stooges, Mark V, but this attempt was cut short with Moe's death in May 1975.

ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
1Often portrayed as blue-collar laborers
2Innovators of abusive physical comedy
Grips, Grunts and Groans (1937)$2,250
Pop Goes the Easel (1935)$1,500
Men in Black (1934)$1,250
Punch Drunks (1934)$1,000
Woman Haters (1934)$1,000
1Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard are caricatured as Cupid's Stooges, fighting in a box of Valentine's candy, in the cartoon The Bon Bon Parade (1935).
2They were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine St. on August 30, 1983. Former stooge Joe Besser and Emil Sitka attended the ceremony. Over 6,000 people showed up, the largest crowd to have ever shown up for that ceremony.
3Although the group stopped making shorts in 1957, they had filmed enough footage that Columbia Pictures was able to release shorts for another 18 months.
4In the 23 years they worked for Columbia Pictures, they never asked for--nor were they ever given--an increase in salary. However, Moe Howard made sure that their contracts stipulated that they would keep all the money they made from personal appearances, and they wound up making far more money from them than they ever did for the 190+ shorts they made.
5While working for Columbia Pictures, they were never completely aware of how popular or how financially successful they were. Only after the group stopped making shorts did Moe Howard discover how much more money the act could have earned.
6Received no royalty payments or residuals when their movies were played on television; their contract with Columbia Pictures made no provision for such payments.
7Members have included Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser and Joe DeRita.


4 for Texas1963Painting Deliverymen
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World1963Firemen
Swing Parade of 19461946The Three Stooges
Rockin' in the Rockies1945Not Themselves
Start Cheering1938The Three Stooges
The Bon Bon Parade1935Short
The Three Stooges1933Short


The Ed Wynn Show1950TV Series performer - 1 episode
Micro-Phonies1945Short "The Sextet From Lucy", uncredited
Three Smart Saps1942Short performer: "Brazilian Cotillion" rhumba
Violent Is the Word for Curly1938Short performer: "Swingin' The Alphabet'
Termites of 19381938Short performer: "Frederic March"
Meet the Baron1933performer: "Ciribiribin" 1898, " I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land" 1860, "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! The Boys Are Marching" 1864 - uncredited


Lenny's Laundry2016Short special thanks completed
The Marvelous M Show2012-2014TV Series very special thanks - 2 episodes
Love Four1994Video thanks


The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesThemselves
The Ed Sullivan Show1963TV SeriesThemselves
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesThemselves
The Frances Langford Show1960TV SeriesThemselves
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1959TV SeriesThemselves
The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater1955TV SeriesThemselves
Star of the Family1951TV SeriesThemselves
Texaco Star Theatre1948-1950TV SeriesThemselves / Themselves - Slapstick Comedians
The Ed Wynn Show1950TV SeriesThemselves
The Morey Amsterdam Show1948TV SeriesThemselves - Comedians
The Big Idea1934ShortThemselves

Archive Footage

20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryActor 'Soup to Nuts' (uncredited)
Legends of Comedy1992TV Movie documentary
The Hollywood Clowns1979Video documentary
The Big Parade of Comedy1964DocumentaryActors in 'Hollywood Party'

Known for movies

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