EMIL SITKA - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 299724
Sale Price $288.00
The comic actor best known for Three Stooges film cites favorable reviews for his performance in a regional theater comedy.
Autograph Note signed: "Critics said 'I stole the show'. 'E S/was the best' - "most outstanding' / etc. etc.", 4½x4¾. Handwritten in the upper margin of a captioned newspaper photo of a Leisure Village production of The Silver Whistle. Emil Sitka (1914-1998) was one of only two actors (the other being Harold Brauer) to work with all six of the Three Stooges. The character actor appeared in so many Three Stooges films that he was often called "the fourth Stooge."His most famous movie line, "Hold hands, you lovebirds!" comes from the Three Stooges short, Brideless Groom (1947). Altogether, Sitka appeared in over 400 films and TV shows, including 70 Three Stooges productions. Sitka, a regular at Three Stooges fan conventions, received frequent requests to repeat the line at fans' weddings. It appears on his tombstone. Sitka continued acting through 1992, appearing in many TV guest spots, mostly in sitcoms like My Favorite Martian. In retirement, Sitka continued to regale his neighbors in Leisure Village, Camarillo, California, with his comic antics on and off stage. Irregularly cut at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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