Harriette Tarler (far right) dances for the Stooges in her first short with the trio, Rumpus in the Harem
|Died||November 18, 2001 (aged 81)|
New York, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||Mount Hebron Cemetery (New York City)|
Tarler is best known for her prominent work in many late Three Stooges shorts. In particular, she made her mark in the films featuring Joe Besser as the third Stooge. She appeared in eight of the 16 shorts with Besser, and starred in all three of the science fiction comedies (Space Ship Sappy, Outer Space Jitters and Flying Saucer Daffy).
Perhaps Tarler's most memorable role was in Hoofs and Goofs, where she played the dual role of Mr. Dinklespeil's (Benny Rubin) daughter, and also provided the voice of Joe Besser's reincarnated sister Bertie. Tarler provided Bertie's voice again in the sequel Horsing Around. Other films include Commotion on the Ocean, Rumpus in the Harem, and A Merry Mix Up. After Christine McIntyre and Symona Boniface, Tarler appears in more Three Stooges shorts than any other supporting actress.
Tarler was married to Arthur Tarler, a businessman.
Tarler left the Hollywood scene in the early 1960s, and returned to New York. In later years, she became an avid orchid grower. She died in New York on November 18, 2001.
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