Joe Besser Vaudeville Performer

Joe Besser (August 12, 1907 – March 1, 1988) was an American comedian, known for his impish humor and wimpy characters, and is now best remembered for his brief stint as a member of The Three Stooges in movie short subjects of 1957–59. He is also remembered for his television roles: Stinky, the spoiled impish bratty overgrown man-child in The Abbott and Costello Show, and Jillson, the maintenance man in The Joey Bishop Show. Besser was born in St. Louis, Missouri, making him the only Stooge member not born on the East Coast. He was the ninth child of Morris and Fanny Besser (Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe). He had seven older sisters, and an older brother Manny who was in show business, primarily as an ethnic Jewish comic. From an early age, Joe was fascinated with show business, especially the magic act of Howard Thurston that visited his town annually. When Joe was 12, Thurston allowed him to play an audience plant (as in "stooge"). Besser was so excited by this, he sneaked into Thurston's train after the St. Louis run of the show was over, and was discovered the next day sleeping on top of the lion's cage in Detroit.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 12th, 1907
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
March 1st, 1988 at age of 80
Place of death
North Hollywood, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Cardiovascular disease
Ethnicity
Jewish
Places lived
St. Louis , Missouri
pop. 318,416 (2013)

Family

Parents
Siblings
Spouse

Musical acts

1.The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the mid–20th century best known for their numerous short subject films, still syndicated to television. Their hallmark was physical farce and slapstick. In films, the Stooges were commonly known by their first names: "Moe, Larry, and Curly" or "Moe, Larry, and Shemp", among other lineups depending on the films; there were six or seven stooges. Moe and Larry were always present until the very last years of the ensemble's forty-plus-year run. The act began as part of a late-twenties vaudeville comedy act, Ted Healy and his Stooges, consisting of Healy, Moe Howard, his brother Shemp Howard, and Larry Fine. The four made one feature film entitled Soup to Nuts before Shemp left to pursue a solo career. He was replaced by his younger brother Jerome, and the trio eventually left Healy to launch their own act, billed as The Three Stooges. Curly suffered a debilitating stroke in May 1946, and Shemp returned, reinstating the original lineup until Shemp's death in November, 1955.

Member history

Member Role Start End
1925 1947

Official website

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Comedy255.78
Musical46.57
Romance26.05
Adventure45.93
Short165.54
Sci-Fi35.57
Action25.2
Drama25.9

1. Which Way to the Front? (1970)

Comedy, War
played Dock Master
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
,
Dee Caruso
11 Show list

Which Way to the Front? is a 1970 film starring Jerry Lewis. It would be Lewis' last released film for eleven years, until 1981's Hardly Working. The unreleased The Day the Clown Cried was filmed in the years between. Which Way to the Front? was released in July 1970 by Warner Bros.

Awards

Top cast

Bland's Mother
Finkel
Peter Bland
Brendan Byers III, Field Marshal Erik Kesselring
Schroeder
Colonico
Adolf Hitler
Sid Hackle
Terry Love
Lincoln
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Louis Y. Brown
W. Wallace Kelley
Guy C. Verhille
English
United States of America

2. The Errand Boy (1961)

Comedy, Family
played Man Watching Rushes
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
Ernest D. Glucksman
36 Show list

The Errand Boy is a 1961 American comedy film directed, co-written and starring Jerry Lewis.

Awards

Top cast

Little Boy Wanting Jelly Beans
Mrs. Helen Paramutual
Narrator
Grumpy
Ralph
Albert Paramutual
Blonde
Miss Giles
Commissary Cashier
Ulysses Paramutual
Cigar Smoker in Elevator
Studio Exec with the Baron
Morty S. Tashman
Baron Elston Carteblanche
Mr. Arbutt
Roaring 20's Director
Irma Paramutual
Mr. Greenbag
Anastasia Anastasia
Dexter Sneak
Tom 'T.P.' Paramutual
Mr. Wabenlotnee
Ben Cartwright
M.C. at Premiere
Babe Rosenwald
Mr. Fumble
The A.D.
Young NY Director Who Argues with T.P.
Adam Cartwright
Man in Screening Room #1
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Bespectacled Man in Elevator
Jedson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
W. Wallace Kelley
English
United States of America

3. The Silent Call (1961)

Adventure, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
63.0
John A. Bushelman

The Silent Call is a 1961 film directed by John A. Bushelman.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Let's Make Love (1960)

Comedy, Musical, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
119.0
5 Show list

Let's Make Love is a 1960 musical comedy film made by 20th Century Fox in DeLuxe Color and CinemaScope. It was directed by George Cukor and produced by Jerry Wald from a screenplay by Norman Krasna, Hal Kanter, and Arthur Miller. It starred Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, and Tony Randall. It would be Monroe's last musical film performance.

Awards

Top cast

Alexander Coffman
George Welch
Jean-Marc Clement
Oliver Burton
Tony Danton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. Say One for Me (1959)

Comedy, Musical, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
2 Show list 1 Show list

Say One for Me is a film directed by Frank Tashlin that was released in 1959.

Awards

1959 Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress

Top cast

Holly LeMaise
Chorine
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Adele Palmer
English
United States of America

6. Three Stooges Fun-O-Rama (1959)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
1 Show list

Three Stooges Fun-O-Rama is a 1959 feature-length Three Stooges compilation of several 1957-1959 Three Stooges shorts starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Joe Besser.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. Sappy Bull Fighters (1959)

Comedy, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

Sappy Bull Fighters is the 190th and final short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Triple Crossed (1959)

Comedy, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

Triple Crossed is the 189th and penultimate short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. Plunderers of Painted Flats (1959)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
77.0
Albert C. Gannaway

Plunderers of Painted Flats is a 1959 film directed by Albert C. Gannaway.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

10. Oil's Well That Ends Well (1958)

Comedy, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

Oil's Well That Ends Well is the 188th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Flying Saucer Daffy (1958)

Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

Flying Saucer Daffy is the 187th short subject that stars American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

12. Sweet and Hot (1958)

Comedy, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

Sweet and Hot is the 186th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Hugo Gansamacher
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

13. Pies and Guys (1958)

Comedy, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

Pies and Guys is the 185th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. Fifi Blows Her Top (1958)

Comedy, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

Fifi Blows Her Top is the 184th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

15. Quiz Whizz (1958)

Comedy, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
15.0
1 Show list

Quiz Whizz is the 183rd short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

16. Outer Space Jitters (1957)

Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
17.0
1 Show list

Outer Space Jitters is the 182nd short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
William Bradford
English
United States of America

17. Rusty Romeos (1957)

Comedy, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

Rusty Romeos is the 181st short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

18. Horsing Around (1957)

Comedy, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

Horsing Around is the 180th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ray Cory
English
United States of America

19. Guns a Poppin (1957)

Short, Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

Guns a Poppin! is the 179th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

20. Space Ship Sappy (1957)

Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

Space Ship Sappy is the 178th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

21. A Merry Mix Up (1957)

Comedy, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

A Merry Mix-Up is the 177th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

22. Muscle Up a Little Closer (1957)

Comedy, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
17.0
1 Show list

Muscle Up a Little Closer is the 176th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

23. Hoofs and Goofs (1957)

Comedy, Short
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

Hoofs and Goofs is the 175th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

24. Headline Hunters (1955)

Action, Adventure, Crime
played Coroner
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0
John K. Butler
,
Frederick Louis Fox
6 Show list

Headline Hunters is a 1955 film written by Frederick Louis Fox and John K. Butler and directed by William Witney.

Awards

Top cast

Ned Powers, city editor
Harvey S. Kevin - District Attorney
Laura Stewart
Elsie Hoffman
David Flynn
Hugh 'Woody' Woodruff
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
R. Dale Butts
John L. Russell
Adele Palmer
English
United States of America

25. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0
$743K

Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops is a 1955 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. After the film was completed, Universal wanted to rename it Abbott and Costello in the Stunt Men, because they did not consider the "Keystone Kops" to be relevant anymore. However, in October, 1954, the studio relented and agreed to use the "Keystone Kops" name.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Filmmaking
English
United States of America

26. Sins of Jezebel (1953)

Drama, History
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
74.0
$100K

Sins of Jezebel is a 1953 film directed by Reginald Le Borg.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Elijah
English
United States of America

27. The Desert Hawk (1950)

Action, Adventure
played Sinbad the Sailor
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
77.0
10 Show list

The Desert Hawk is a 1950 fantasy adventure film starring Yvonne De Carlo, Richard Greene, Jackie Gleason, and Rock Hudson.

Awards

Top cast

Ahmed Bey
Prince Murad
Captain Ras
Princess Scheherazade
Yussef
Omar aka The Desert Hawk
Kibar
Maznah
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

28. Africa Screams (1949)

Comedy, Adventure
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0

Africa Screams is a 1949 American adventure comedy film starring Abbott and Costello and directed by Charles Barton that parodied the safari genre. The title is a play on the title of the 1930 documentary Africa Speaks!.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Walter Schumann
Charles Van Enger
English
United States of America

29. Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' (1948)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0

Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' is a 1948 film directed by George Sherman.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rosemary Odell
English
United States of America

30. Eadie Was a Lady (1945)

Comedy, Musical
played Professor Diogenes Dingle
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
67.0
Michael Kraike
Arthur Dreifuss
Monte Brice
6 Show list

Eadie Was a Lady is a 1945 comedy musical film written by Monte Brice and directed by Arthur Dreifuss.

Awards

Top cast

Edithea Alden, Eadie Allen
Hannegan
Aunt Priscilla Alden
Pamela 'Pepper' Parker
Rose Allure
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Marlin Skiles
English
United States of America

31. Hey, Rookie (1944)

Musical
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
77.0

Hey, Rookie is a film directed by Charles Barton released on Apr 6, 1944.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
Cinderfella
Comedy,Family,Fantasy
1960 USD 3M

Starring TV roles

1. The Alvin Show

Animation, Family, Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
October 4th, 1961 September 12th, 1962 1 English

2. The Houndcats

Animation, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

September 9th, 1972 December 2nd, 1972 1

3. The Three Stooges

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
Gold
1930 27

4. Galaxy Goof-Ups

Animation, Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
November 4th, 1978 September 1st, 1979 English

5. Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics

Animation, Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
September 10th, 1977 September 8th, 1979 3
Julie Bennett
English

6. Laff-A-Lympics

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
American Broadcasting Company
September 10th, 1977 July 31st, 1979 English

7. The Joey Bishop Show

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
NBC
September 20th, 1961 March 30th, 1965 4
Virginia Vincent
English

8. Yogi's Space Race

Animation, Family, Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
September 9th, 1978 December 2nd, 1978 1 English

9. The Oddball Couple

Animation, Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
September 6th, 1975 December 20th, 1975 1 English

10. Jeannie

Animation, Fantasy, Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
September 8th, 1973 August 30th, 1975 1 English

Guest TV appearances

Batman

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy
Action/Adventure
Camp
Science Fiction
Action
Adventure Film
Fantasy

External resources

Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City. It aired on the ABC network for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968. The show was aired twice weekly for its first two seasons and weekly for the third, with a total of 120 episodes produced during its run. The program was known for its upbeat theme music and camp moral lessons, which included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables and drinking milk among children.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E17 November 2nd, 1966 Collector

December Bride

Program genre

Sitcom

External resources

December Bride is an American sitcom that aired on the CBS television network from 1954 to 1959, adapted from the original CBS radio network series that aired from June 1952 through September 1953.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E08 November 21st, 1955 Joe

Hour Glass

Program genre

Variety show

External resources

Hour Glass is the first regularly scheduled variety show shown on American network television. It ran on NBC from May 9, 1946 until March 1947.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 May 9th, 1946

My World and Welcome to It

Program genre

Sitcom

External resources

My World... and Welcome to It is an American half-hour television sitcom based on the humor and cartoons of James Thurber. It starred William Windom as John Monroe, a Thurber-like writer and cartoonist who works for a magazine closely resembling The New Yorker called The Manhattanite. Wry, fanciful and curmudgeonly, Monroe observes and comments on life, to the bemusement of his rather sensible wife Ellen and intelligent, questioning daughter Lydia. Monroe's frequent daydreams and fantasies are usually based on Thurber material. My World — And Welcome To It is the name of a book of illustrated stories and essays, also by James Thurber.nThe series ran one season on NBC 1969-1970. It was created by Mel Shavelson, who wrote and directed the pilot episode and was one of the show's principal writers. Sheldon Leonard was executive producer. The show's producer, Danny Arnold, co-wrote or directed numerous episodes, and even appeared as Santa Claus in Rally Round the Flag.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E05 October 13th, 1969 Fire Chief

That Girl

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It starred Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take a number of offbeat temp jobs to support herself in between her various auditions and bit parts.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E03 October 10th, 1968 Foreman
S02-E30 April 25th, 1968 Messenger

That's Life

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

That's Life is a musical comedy series that appeared on the ABC television network in 1968–69, starring Robert Morse and E. J. Peaker as Bobby and Gloria Dickson.nThe series focused on the lives of Bobby and Gloria, from their first meeting through their marriage, as their lives progressed, through Gloria's pregnancy and childbirth, as well as Bobby's work experiences at the Miller Chalk Company. Characters often broke into song, in the manner of musical plays and movies. Songs included well-known numbers and original tunes written for the program itself. Well-known stars often guest-starred in one-time roles. Kay Medford had a recurring role as Gloria's mother, Mrs. Quigley, who was often antagonistic to Bobby.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E02 October 1st, 1968

The Abbott and Costello Show

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Abbott and Costello Show is an American television sitcom starring the popular comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that premiered in syndication in the fall of 1952 and ran until May 1954.nThe series is regarded among the most influential comedy programs in history. In 1998 Entertainment Weekly praised the series as one of the 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E17 March 27th, 1953
S01-E01 December 5th, 1952 Stinky
Alex Gottlieb

The Gene Autry Show

Program genre

Western
Comedy

External resources

The Gene Autry Show is an American western/cowboy television series which aired for 91 episodes on CBS from July 23, 1950 until August 7, 1956, originally sponsored by Wrigley's Doublemint chewing gum.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E01 October 1st, 1955 Train Conductor

The Hollywood Palace

Program genre

Variety show

External resources

The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long American television variety show that was broadcast weekly on ABC from January 4, 1964 to February 7, 1970. Originally titled The Saturday Night Hollywood Palace, it began as a mid-season replacement for The Jerry Lewis Show, another variety show, which had lasted only three months. It was staged in Hollywood at the former Hollywood Playhouse on Vine Street, which was renamed The Hollywood Palace during the show's duration and is today known as Avalon Hollywood.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E06 October 10th, 1967

The Jack Benny Program

Program genre

Comedy

External resources

The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S12-E05 November 19th, 1961 Joe the engineer
S08-E11 February 9th, 1958 waiter ,
Al Gordon
S04-E12 May 2nd, 1954

The Lone Wolf

Program genre

Action/Adventure

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E31 Cupie

The Millionaire

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama

External resources

The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from January 19, 1955, to June 8, 1960, originally sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. The series explored the ways sudden and unexpected wealth changed life for better or for worse and became a five-season hit during the Golden Age of Television. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars from a benefactor who insisted they never know him, with one exception. The series was known in syndication by two titles—The Millionaire, and as If You Had a Million.nThe 1932 film If I Had A Million had a similar plot to this TV show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E07 March 2nd, 1955 Chester

The New Scooby-Doo Movies

Program genre

Comedy
Animated series
Mystery
Animated cartoon
Animation

External resources

The New Scooby-Doo Movies is the second incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!. It premiered on September 9, 1972 and ran for two seasons on CBS as the only hour-long Scooby-Doo series. Twenty-four episodes were ultimately produced.nAside from doubling the length of each episode, The New Scooby-Doo Movies differed from its predecessor in the addition of a rotating special guest star slot; each episode featured real-life celebrities or well known animated characters joining the Mystery, Inc. gang in solving the mystery of the week. Some episodes, in particular the episodes guest-starring the characters from The Addams Family, Batman, and Jeannie, deviated from the established Scooby-Doo format of presenting criminals masquerading as supernatural beings by introducing real ghosts, witches, monsters, and other such characters into the plots. The New Scooby-Doo Movies was the last incarnation of Scooby-Doo to feature Nicole Jaffe as the regular voice of Velma Dinkley, due to her marriage and retirement from acting.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E03 September 22nd, 1973 Babu

Wikipedia

Check Joe Besser on wikipedia.

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