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Joseph Henabery (1888–1976)

Joseph Henabery was born on January 15, 1888 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He was a director and actor, known for Intolerance (1916), The Birth of a Nation (1915) and The Man from Painted Post (1917). He was previously married to Lillian Nolan and Maceal Nolan. He died on February 18, 1976 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Intolerance L'amiral de Coligny / Defendant
The Birth of a Nation Abraham Lincoln


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 1948 Shades of Gray (as Joe Henabery)
 1943 Leather Burners (as Joseph E. Henabery)
 1940 An Organ Novelty (Short)
 1939 Symphony of Swing (Short)
 1939 World's Fair Junior (Short)
 1939 Rubinoff and His Violin (Short)
 1939 Verge of Disaster (Short)
 1939 Three-Minute Fuse (Short)
 1939 Lives in Peril (Short)
 1939 Haunted House (Short)
 1939 Voodoo Fires (Short)
 1939 Public Jitterbug No. 1 (Short)
 1939 Chained (Short)
 1939 A Minute from Death (Short)
 1939 High Peril (Short)
 1939 The Human Bomb (Short)
 1938 Treacherous Waters (Short)
 1938 Toils of the Law (Short)
 1938 Defying Death (Short)
 1938 Toyland Casino (Short)
 1938 Identified (Short)
 1938 His Busy Day (Short)
 1938 Trapped Underground (Short)
 1938 Night Intruder (Short)
 1938 The Fighting Judge (Short)
 1938 A Dream Comes True (Short)
 1938 A Dream Come True (Short)
 1938 Wanderlust (Short)
 1938 Dear Old Dad (Short)
 1938 Shopgirl's Evidence (Short)
 1938 Hit and Run (Short)
 1938 Carl Hoff and Orchestra (Short)
 1938 The Bolted Door (Short)
 1937 Alibi Mark (Short)
 1937 Danger: High Voltage (Short)
 1937 Jan Rubini and Orchestra (Short)
 1937 Playing with Danger (Short)
 1937 Starlets (Short)
 1937 Attic of Terror (Short)
 1937 Cut Out for Love (Short)
 1937 Du Barry Did All Right (Short)
 1937 The New Professor (Short)
 1937 Rhythm Roundup (Short)
 1937 Movie-Mania (Short)
 1937 The Jam Session (Short)
 1937 Play Street (Short)
 1937 Special Arrangements (Short)
 1937 Swing for Sale (Short)
 1937 Bed-Time Vaudeville (Short)
 1937 Swanee Cruise (Short)
 1937 The Pretty Pretender (Short)
 1936 Leon Navara and Orchestra (Short)
 1936 The Backyard Broadcast (Short)
 1936 Rush Hour Rhapsody (Short)
 1936 Maid for a Day (Short)
 1936 Meet the Kernel (Short)
 1936 The Double Crossky (Short)
 1936 Paris in New York (Short)
 1936 Wash Your Step (Short)
 1936 Off the Record (Short)
 1936 Double or Nothing (Short)
 1935 Katz' Pajamas (Short)
 1935 Trouble in Toyland (Short)
 1935 Roof Tops of Manhattan (Short)
 1935 Wee Men (Short)
 1935 Vitaphone Casino (Short)
 1935 Jack Denny's Orchestra (Short)
 1935 Dublin in Brass (Short)
 1935 The Lady in Black (Short)
 1935 Rah, Rah, Radio (Short)
 1935 Speed Devils
 1935 Better Than Gold (Short)
 1935 Main Street Follies (Short)
 1935 Cure It with Music (Short)
 1935 Rimac's Rhumba Orchestra (Short)
 1935 Eggs Mark the Spot (Short)
 1935 Guess Stars (Short)
 1935 Billy Hill (Short)
 1935 The Singing Silhouette (Short)
 1935 In the Spotlight (Short)
 1935 Vaudeville (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Cherchez la Femme (Short)
 1935 Dumb Luck (Short)
 1934 The Flame Song (Short)
 1934/I Vaudeville (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 No Contest! (Short)
 1934 The Stolen Melody (Short)
 1934 At the Races (Short)
 1934 Jolly Good Fellow (Short)
 1934 The Song of Fame (Short)
 1934 Tin Hat Harmony (Short)
 1934 Pure Feud (Short)
 1934 Big City Fantasy (Short)
 1934 A Cabinet Meeting (Short)
 1934 The Wrong, Wrong Trail (Short)
 1934 Jack Denny & Band (Short)
 1934 The Tune Detective (Short)
 1933 Easy Aces (Short)
 1933 Eddie Duchin & Orchestra (Short)
 1933 The Mild West (Short)
 1933 Turkey in the Raw (Short)
 1933 Laughs in the Law (Short)
 1933 Barber Shop Blues (Short)
 1933 Rock-a-Bye-Bye (Short)
 1933 Hot from Petrograd (Short)
 1933 Nothing But the Tooth (Short)
 1933 A Castilian Garden (Short)
 1933 That Goes Double (Short)
 1933 World's Champ (Short)
 1933 Crashing the Gate (Short)
 1933 Along Came Ruth (Short)
 1933 The Way of All Freshmen (Short)
 1933 Love Thy Neighbor (Short)
 1933 Abe Lyman & Band (Short)
 1932 Poor Little Rich Boy (Short)
 1932 Then Came the Yawn (Short)
 1932 Here, Prince (Short)
 1932 Contact (Short)
 1932 The Campus Mystery (Short)
 1932 The Crane Poison Case (Short)
 1932 The Side Show Mystery (Short)
 1932 Murder in the Pullman (Short)
 1932 The Cole Case (Short)
 1932 The Skull Murder Mystery (Short)
 1932 The Studio Murder Mystery (Short)
 1931 Gangway (Short)
 1931 Sax Appeal (Short)
 1929 Light Fingers
 1929 The Quitter
 1928 The River Woman (as Joseph E. Henabery)
 1928 Red Hot Speed
 1928 Hellship Bronson (as Joseph E. Henabery)
 1928 Sailors' Wives (as Joseph E. Henabery)
 1927 Play Safe
 1926 Shipwrecked
 1925 Cobra
 1924 The Stranger
 1922 Making a Man
 1922 Her Own Money
 1920 Love Madness
 1918 Swat the Kaiser (Short)
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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Joseph J. Henaberry | Joe Henabery | Jos. Henabery | Joseph E. Henabery | H.A. Henneberry


6' 4" (1.93 m)


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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, who he directed in several pictures] He was too nice a guy to get fouled up the way he did. He was a victim of the times.


In 1925 he contracted tuberculosis and didn't work for almost a year while he was recuperating. When he was finally well enough to return to work, he found that none of the big studios would hire him, mainly because he had previously clashed with powerful studio heads Louis B. Mayer of MGM and Adolph Zukor of Paramount, and he was effectively blackballed. He wound up freelancing for lower-ranked ... See more »

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