Joan Howard Maurer (April 2, 1927-September 21, 2021) was the daughter of Moe Howard of the Three Stooges, thus also making her the niece of Shemp Howard and Curly Howard. She had written several books on the Three Stooges and appeared in a few films, including Pop Goes the Easel, alongside Larry Fine's daughter, Phyllis.
She was married to cartoonist/director Norman Maurer until his death in 1986.
Prior to her death in 2021, Maurer resided in Seattle, Washington, and regularly attended Three Stooges conventions held yearly in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Her sons, Michael Maurer and Jeffrey Scott (Maurer), are both animation writers.
By Joan Howard Maurer
- The Three Stooges Book of Scripts
- Curly: An Illustrated Biography of the Superstooge
Co-Authored by Joan Howard Maurer
- Moe Howard and the Three Stooges
- The Three Stooges Scrapbook
- The Three Stooges Book of Scripts, Volume II
Most of the books are originally published by Citadel Press.