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Joe Besser (Joseph Besser)

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Biography

St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Joe Besser was born on August 12, 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri. Short, chubby, balding, childish character actor who began his career on the vaudeville circuit before breaking into films in the early 1930s. He was a frequent foil of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in their films and played Stinky on their 1950s situation comedy. Joe joined The Three Stooges in 1956, but quit the team to be with his ailing wife in 1958. Read more...

Actor

Character: Pendelton Pfeiffer

Hey, Rookie 1944

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Character: Joe Greb

Say One for Me 1959

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Character: Charlie Lamont

Let's Make Love 1960

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Character: Postman Thompson

Make Room for Daddy 1953

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Character: Chef

Arnie 1970

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Character: Samuel 'Chubby' Stone

Peter Gunn 1958

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Character: Himself

Stooge Snapshots 1984

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Writing