Emil Sitka ~

The Fourth Stooge

        "The most important actor in most Stooges films, besides the Stooges themselves, was the sharp-nosed, wide-eyed Emil Sitka... His presence was such a mainstay of the operation that many thought of him as an undeclared 'fourth Stooge.'"

                                       -Moe Feinberg, Larry Fine's brother

                                         Larry The Stooge In the Middle



To communicate with friends and fans of Emil Sitka, share information about his life and career, preserve the cultural heritage of the Hollywood productions in which he participated, and promote his legacy as The Fourth Stooge.

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EmilSitka.com - Biography

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          The first project in late 1970 fell through, but a second opportunity in 1975 came up. Contracts were signed, scripts written, rehearsals planned, and shooting dates scheduled. It was actually going to happen: Emil Sitka would be a Stooge!
          Alas, it was not to be. When shooting was to begin, Moe requested a delay. Unknown to Emil at the time, Moe had suddenly become seriously ill. Week after week, the new Stooge team's film dates were postponed.
          Just when the rest of the filming was wrapping up and it looked like their last chance was about to slip away, Moe's son called Emil to say Moe had died and to come to the funeral, thus putting an end once and for all to The Three Stooges.

The proposed "fifth set" of The Three Stooges with
 Curly-Joe De Rita, Moe Howard and Emil Sitka.

This page from the script of THE JET SET describes what would have been Emil's first appearance on-screen as one of The Three Stooges. Click the image to see an enlargement.

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