Whether you have seen their comedic movies, hilarious acts, or just their black and white photos, almost everyone has heard of the Three Stooges. They are originals when it comes to comedic cinema and have had a huge impact on comedy today. The stooges are a silly trio, and their clumsy shenanigans have made the world smile for over half a century. However, behind the gags and gimmicks, some darker things were going on.
These guys went through a lot: They got picked on in school, endured tragic family deaths, battled severe health conditions, and followed a deep, dangerous path of substance abuse. Needless to say, the smiles we see in their classic films are far from the seriousness of the reality of the stooges.
Today we’re going to take a look behind the curtains at the true story of the Three Stooges — the good, the bad, and the ugly.