Joe Derita bio

Birth Name: Joseph Wardell

Occupation: Comedian

Place Of Birth: Philadelphia

Date Of Birth: July12, 1909

Date Of Death: July 3, 1993

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Joe Derita was born on the 12th of July, 1909. He was best known for being a Comedian. Comedian who is best known as the “sixth” member of The Three Stooges, and the “second” Curly.

Joe Derita was born in Philadelphia. He joined the burlesque circuit during his teen years and won support as a comedian instantly. He suffered a stroke in 1970, temporarily halting the production of ‘The Three Stooges.’

Joe Derita was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Joseph Wardell is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Joe Derita’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Joe Derita’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Joe Derita kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Joe Derita was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:Joseph Wardell
NICKNAME:Curly-Joe DeRita, Curly Joe
DEATH DAY:Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Joe Derita was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Joe Derita was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Joe Derita had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Joe Derita’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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