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Joe Besser

  • Aired: 01/20/2008
  • 06:23
  • Rating: NR
Jim Kirchherr explores the life and career of Joe Besser. Born to Orthodox Jewish parents in St. Louis. After beginning his career as a vaudeville and radio star, he became of member of the Three Stooges from 1955 to 1958. He would go on to have a successful career on television and in films until the 1970s, but he is most remembered for his time with the Stooges.
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The career of St. Louisian Joe Besser, a member of Three Stooges from 1955 to 1958.
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