Haya Harareet (1931–2021)

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Born in Palestine before the inception of the Israeli state in the city of Haifa, she first distinguished herself by winning one of the first beauty contests in the nascent Israel. Haya Harareet (also spelled Hararit) made her debut in Thorold Dickinson's film Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955) ("Hill 24 Doesn't Answer"). The landmark Israeli film, ... See full bio »

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Ben-Hur Esther
The Interns Dr. Madolyn Bruckner


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 1974 My Friend Jonathan (Short)
 1964 L'ultima carica
 1962 The Last Charge
 1962 The Interns
Dr. Madolyn Bruckner
 1961 Journey Beneath the Desert
Queen Antinea
 1961 The Secret Partner
Nicole 'Nikki' Brent
 1959 Ben-Hur
 1957 The Doll That Took the Town
Anna Grimaldi (as Haya Hararit)
 1955 Hill 24 Doesn't Answer
Miriam Miszrahi (as Haya Hararit)
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 1967 Our Mother's House (screenplay by)
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 1967 Pat Boone in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Episode #1.30 (1967) ... Self
 1962 Here's Hollywood (TV Series)
- Episode #2.90 (1962) ... Self
 1955-1960 Reflets de Cannes (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 9 May 1960 (1960) ... Self
- Episode dated 30 April 1955 (1955) ... Self
 1960 The 32nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Self - Presenter
 1960 The 17th Golden Globe Awards (TV Special)
Self - Presenter
 1959 The Tonight Show Starring Jack Paar (TV Series)
- Episode #3.42 (1959) ... Self
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 2021 TCM Remembers 2021 (TV Special)
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... Esther
 1993 Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic (Video documentary)
Esther (uncredited)

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Haya Hararit


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[1962] I would like to make a picture with a very good director. Films are really a director's medium. But good directors seem to be rare these days. See more »


Her first husband, Nachman Zerwanitzer, was an Israeli irrigation engineer. They owned an apartment in Tel Aviv. See more »

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