Joan Howard Maurer
Joan Howard Maurer
|Born||Joan Sally Howard|
April 2, 1927
Brooklyn, New York
(m. 1947; died 1986)
|Partner||Jack Klippenstein (1988; died 2019)|
|Relatives||Moe Howard (father)|
Shemp Howard (paternal uncle)
Curly Howard (paternal uncle)
Joan Howard Maurer (born April 2, 1927) is an American writer and actress. She is the daughter of Moe Howard of the Three Stooges. She has written several books on the Three Stooges and appeared in a few films.
In the 1980s, Maurer helped to raise funds for a cancer center dedicated to her father at the City of Hope National Medical Center by providing his autographs as incentives for donors to the facility in Duarte, California. After she discovered about 4,000 canceled checks that had been signed by Howard, she offered to give one of the checks to each donor who gave $10 or more to the center.
Maurer currently[when?] resides in Seattle, Washington, and regularly attends Three Stooges conventions held yearly in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Her sons, Michael Maurer and Jeffrey Scott (Maurer), are both animation writers.
All her books were originally published by Citadel Press.
By Joan Howard Maurer
- The Three Stooges Book of Scripts ISBN 0-8065-1018-8; April 1984
- Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge ISBN 0-8065-1086-2; April 1985
- Moe Howard and the Three Stooges; written by Moe Howard, compiled by Joan Howard Maurer after Moe's death (July 1977)
- The Three Stooges Scrapbook; with Jeff and Greg Lenburg (1982, rev. 2000, 2012) (not to be confused with The Three Stooges Scrapbook unsold 1960 television pilot)
- The Three Stooges Book of Scripts, Volume II; with Norman Maurer (April 1987; published after his death in 1986)
- Takiff, Jonathan (April 4, 2016). "Three Stooges fans not fooling -- they love those nitwits". Philadelphia Daily News. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. p. 6. Retrieved 30 January 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- Wong, Annie (November 10, 1983). "Stooge's Autographs on Checks Benefit Hospital". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. p. SGV 2. Retrieved 30 January 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- Williams, Jeff (August 13, 1989). "Dad was a Stooge". News-Press. Florida, Fort Myers. p. 2 F. Retrieved 30 January 2019 – via Newspapers.com.