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Sol Hurok (1888–1974)

Sol Hurok was the legendary impresario who made the impossible breakthrough by bringing the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet to America During the Cuban Missile crisis. At that time he managed to separate the Russian art and culture from the Soviet politics of the day. He was born Solomon Israilevich Gurkov on April 9, 1888, in Pogar, near Kharkov, Russia (... See full bio »

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Tonight We Sing
Tonight We Sing Miscellaneous Crew
Of Men and Music
Of Men and Music Producer
The Gay Parisian
The Gay Parisian Miscellaneous Crew


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 1956-1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Cinderella (1957) ... (producer)
- Romeo and Juliet (1957) ... (producer)
- Festival of Music (#2) (1956) ... (producer)
- Festival of Music (1956) ... (producer)
 1951 Of Men and Music (Documentary) (associate producer - as S. Hurok)
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 1969 S. Hurok Presents - Part III (TV Movie) (presenter)
 1965 The Bolshoi Ballet (TV Mini-Series) (presenter)
 1953 Tonight We Sing (technical advisor)
 1941 The Gay Parisian (Short) (by arrangement with - as S. Hurok)
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 1953 Tonight We Sing (writer)
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 1971 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 7 July 1971 (1971) ... Himself
 1969 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.70 (1969) ... Himself
 1968 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.54 (1968) ... Himself
 1964 That Regis Philbin Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.18 (1964) ... Himself
 1963 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #2.184 (1963) ... Himself - Guest
 1963 The World of Benny Goodman (TV Movie)
 1962 The David Susskind Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 29 April 1962 (1962) ... Himself
 1960 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.97 (1960) ... Himself
 1958 Small World (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1958) ... Himself

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S. Hurok

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An impresario is a man who discovers talent, who promotes it, who presents it, and who puts up the money and takes the risk. That's my main work, which is a lot different from a mere agent, a booker, a fellow who works strictly on percentage. See more »


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