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.'"
communicate with the many friends and fans of Emil Sitka, to share
information about his life and career, to preserve the
cultural heritage of the Hollywood productions he participated in,
and to sustain his legacy as The Fourth Stooge.
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The DVD set below has not only all the Stooges shorts but also the two-reelers of Shemp Howard, Joe Besser and Joe DeRita! It's a fantastic set of Stooge material AND it's the first release of Columbia Pictures' non-Stooge shorts since, well, a very long time!
162 May 2, 1957 QUIZ WHIZZ Columbia $ 80.00 Three Stooges Jules White J. J. Figbee, Tax-Collector explosive 1907
Above, Emil as "J. J. Figbee, Tax Collector" in QUIZ WHIZZ (1957)
The YouTube video below includes Emil's scenes about 3 minutes in.
The book shown below is a wonderful source of rare information about the “comedy factory’ that brought the world so many laughs with The Three Stooges and other comedians of the day. Highly recommended reading!
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