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



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His face covered with pie, that's Emil in the middle behind Larry and Moe in his first Stooge film "Half-Wits Holiday."
Emil as a lawyer in "Hold That Lion"
Emil as a minister in "Brideless Groom"
          Emil's penchant for physical humor served him well right from his first Stooge role, that of 'Sappington the Butler' in "Half-Wits Holiday." Not only is there an elaborate formal dining pantomime episode with Emil elegantly serving invisible food, he also gets trampled and his face stepped on, and before it's over he takes some serious pie in the face. And this was just his first role with the boys!    
          Of course, that was the beginning of a long association between Emil Sitka and The Three Stooges. Over the next twenty years, he would go on to work with The Three Stooges dozens of times, sometimes playing two or even three different roles in one movie.    
          Emil fit in perfectly with their comedy. His experience working in so many stage plays allowed him to execute a diverse array of roles such as butlers, lawyers, professors and ministers in a very convincing manner that played well against the antics of the Stooges. And he obviously had the right sense of humor for Stooge comedy.

Emil as the zany Professor Danforth in "The Three Stooges In Orbit"

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