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Comedian shares life as 'stooge,' Feb. 7

Ninety-two-year-old comedian Mousie Garner, a member of the legendary "Three Stooges" of vaudeville fame, will speak on campus Thursday, Feb. 7.

Garner and Jeff Forrester, author of a new book, "The Three Stooges: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Most Popular Comedy Team of All Time," will speak at 4:30 p.m. in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Garner, a member of the comedy team at various times between 1930 and 1975, provides a major voice in the book. He joined the troupe as a replacement for Shemp, working opposite Moe and Larry on stage and appearing in movies, on network radio, in Broadway musicals and in vaudeville. He is the last surviving member of the Stooges still performing, and this year is celebrating his 75th anniversary as a professional comedian.

The event is sponsored by the Program in Theater and Dance .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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