The Fourth Stooge Emil Sitka Left This Message on His Gravestone

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Did you know that actor Emil Sitka was almost made an official member of The Three Stooges in the 1970s? And what are some of your fondest memories of Sitka's tenure with the legendary comedy troupe? Let us know in the comments. ▬Contents of this video▬ 00:00 - Intro 01:40 - Humble Beginnings 03:30 - Sitka's Big Break 04:11 - Sitka Was Almost Made A Full-Fledged 'Stooge' 05:27 - Hold Hands, You Lovebirds! 07:03 - Declining Health And Death 07:59 - Outro Like this content? Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/factsverse?sub_confirmation=1 Or, watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkXAntdjbcSKgHx6EQVOwNKVz1cR2hKV Do you think you know a lot about TV? Try our quiz and enter to win $500! Click below to check the trivia question https://bit.ly/3rEeMxk Even though he appeared in hundreds of films and television shows, Emil Sitka was best known for his numerous appearances with The Three Stooges. He was just one of two actors who got the chance to work with all six actors who played the iconic comedy trio. While you might not recognize his name, if you've ever seen any of The Three Stooges films, then there's a pretty good chance that you've seen him. He made appearances in dozens of Three Stooges short films, feature films, and television shows. Sitka first got his start working with the original Stooges, Larry Moe, and Curly back in 1946. He would go on to frequently show up in the Shemp and Besser years before continuing to pop up throughout the De Rita period. Sitka is at times referred to as 'the fourth stooge'. In fact, he even came pretty close to joining the trio as a bonafide Stooge himself in the early 70s, when Moe was determined to keep the act going. By this point, Larry's declining health had forced him into retirement. So, Moe was trying to get Sitik to join the group as his replacement. Sadly, this plan never got a chance to materialize as Moe passed away after having a massive stroke. For many years after the final Three Stooges films were made, Emil continued to contribute to the group's legacy by representing them at various events and conventions across the world. He would frequently give interviews and correspond with the Stooges' legion of adoring fans. Even in death, Sitka would continue to rep the famed comedy troupe. Watch this video in full to learn what heartwarming message was put on his gravestone after he passed away in 1997. The Fourth Stooge Emil Sitka Left This Message on His Gravestone
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