Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Three "Stooges" Movie Babies

There have been many movies in which babies have been given screen time, sometimes even being the "star" of the movie. They have very brief movie "careers", with very few people ever knowing they were in movies.

Here are three movie babies who have a common connection: all have appeared with The Three Stooges. Well, almost all - one appeared with one of the Stooges. Each was located by Frank Reighter of The Three Stooges Fan Club, with the assistance of a few other of "us researchers".

Joyce Gardner - appeared as "Little Jimmy Collins" in the 1942 comedy short "Sock-a-Bye Baby" starring The Three Stooges, with Julie Gibson and Clarence Straight as the parents of "Little Jimmy". This photo is signed in silver ink, at the lower right.

Michael Barnitz - appeared as "The Baby" in the 1942 comedy feature "Butch Minds the Baby" starring Broderick Crawford as "Butch". Also appearing in this mildly humorous movie is Shemp Howard of The Three Stooges, Virginia Bruce, and Dick Foran. This photo is signed at the lower right.

David Windsor - appeared as "Junior" in the 1951 comedy short "Baby Sitters Jitters" starring The Three Stooges, with Lynn Davis and Myron Healey as the parents of "Junior". Here are two photos of David, taken nearly 60 years apart. He signed both at the upper left.

Thanks to Frank Reighter for obtaining these photos for me.

1 comment:

Peter said...

What an interesting posting Bill, thank you for sharing.

I haven't seen the film, but the still of young David Windsor is awfully disturbing! I'm glad to see that he's grown up safely!