Harry Hershfield

Harry Hershfield (October 13, 1885 – December 15, 1974) was an American cartoonist, humor writer and radio personality. He was known as "the Jewish Will Rogers". Hershfield also was a columnist for the New York Daily Mirror. His books include Laugh Louder, Live Longer and Now I'll Tell One. As a comics artist he is best remembered for his newspaper comic Abie the Agent.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 13th, 1885 (Cedar Rapids), Died December 15th, 1974 (Manhattan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1920-01-28-05] Not documented 1/28/1920 Abie the agent Harry Hershfield Monologue speaker  
Victor [Trial 1920-01-28-06] Not documented 1/28/1920 Abie the agent Harry Hershfield Monologue speaker  
Victor [Trial 1920-03-13-01] Not documented 3/13/1920 Abe Kabibble in politics Jack Kaufman Recitation author  
Victor [Trial 1920-03-13-02] Not documented 3/13/1920 Abe Kabibble proposes Jack Kaufman Recitation author  
Columbia 78952 10-in. 1/29/1920 Abe Kabibble dictates a letter Harry Hershfield Comic monologue author, speaker  
Columbia 78953 10-in. 1/29/1920 Abe Kabibble at the ball game Harry Hershfield Comic monologue speaker, author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hershfield, Harry," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106209.

Hershfield, Harry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106209.

"Hershfield, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106209

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