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Al Hirschfeld (1903–2003)

Al Hirschfeld was born on June 21, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Albert Hirschfeld. He is known for his work on Fantasia/2000 (1999), Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003) and The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996). He was married to Louise Kerz, Dolly Haas and Florence Ruth Hobby. He died on January 20, 2003 ... See full bio »

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 2000 Rhapsody in Blue (Short) (artistic consultant)
 1999 Fantasia/2000 (artistic consultant - segment "Rhapsody in Blue")
 1999 Heroes of Comedy (TV Series documentary) (caricature - 1 episode)
- Barry Humphries (1999) ... (caricature - as Hirschfeld)
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Other Works:

Drew the poster for the 1946 M-G-M film musical "Till the Clouds Roll By". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 11 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

[In 1937, criticizing Walt Disney's "Snow White"] "Snow White, with her full complement of fingers and fingernails, eyelashes, one-dimensional head, bare arms without solidity, and un-inventive neck, is an awkward automation. These awkward symbols do not articulate, and the lovely voice with which she is endowed only heightens the effect of a ventriloquist's dummy. The illusion created by a ... See more »

Trivia:

Since his caricature of Harry Lauder appeared in the 29 January 1928 New York Times, Hirschfeld's work for the paper (an estimated 7,000 pieces) was done on a freelance basis; in 1990, the Times offered him a contract. See more »

Trademark:

His black & white caricatures with round and smooth line edges.

Nickname:

The Line King

Star Sign:

Cancer

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