Joan Howard Maurer
Joan Howard Maurer
April 2, 1927
Brooklyn, New York
(m. 1947; his death 1986)
|Relatives||Moe Howard (father)|
Shemp Howard (paternal uncle)
Curly Howard (paternal uncle)
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.
She was married to cartoonist/director Norman Maurer, who wrote, produced, and directed many Stooges films, for 39 years until his death in 1986.
Maurer currently 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.
Books 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
Books co-authored by Joan Howard Maurer
- 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)
All books originally published by Citadel Press.
- 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.