Joe Besser

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Joe Besser

Born

8/12/1907, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Died

3/1/1988

Birth Name

Joseph Besser

Gender

Male
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    • (referring to his early acquaintance with Moe Howard and Larry Fine)
      Joe Besser: I knew them when they were with Ted Healy. So we all went back some years together. After the Healy days, I continued to follow their careers.

    • (recalling how he joined Howard Thurston's magic act)
      Joe Besser: I was so anxious to join his act that I stowed away that night on the train with Thurston's act on board, heading for Michigan. The following morning as the train pulled into Detroit, Thurston and his manager found me fast asleep on top of the lion's cage. They wired my folks to tell them where I was and from that day on I was part of the act.

    • Joe Besser: I love working for kids. They are my best fans, my best audience and my best friends.

    • Joe Besser: Moe and Larry were great. We had a lot of fun and I had no problems with them. I'm glad I did join the Stooges and I have never regretted it.

    • Joe Besser: I learned more in the theater than I did in school.

    • Joe: Don't be so pushy!

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