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Tenen Holtz (1887–1971)

Elihu "Elye" Tenenholtz was born in the Russian hamlet of Azran, near the city of Rovne, in 1887 and came to the US at the age of ten. His first appearance in amateur Yiddish theatricals occurred in 1903, in staged readings of the works of Yiddish author Sholom Aleichem, the first person to do that. He augmented his theater appearances by writing ... See full bio »

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Exit Smiling Tod Powell
The Trail of '98 Mr. Bulkey
Frisco Sally Levy Isaac Solomon Lapidowitz


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 1962-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Otto Joseph / Mr. Gilfain
- The Case of the Arrogant Arsonist (1964) ... Otto Joseph
- The Case of the Bogus Books (1962) ... Mr. Gilfain
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
The Druggist
- Death of a Cop (1963) ... The Druggist
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Sol Dankers
- The Test (1962) ... Sol Dankers
 1961 The George Raft Story
Doctor (uncredited)
 1961 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
- Twenty-Four Hours (1961) ... Meade
 1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
- The Mink Coat (1960) ... Bronsky
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Mr. Wineberg / Jan Norbinski
- The Price Is Murder (1959) ... Mr. Wineberg
- Breakout (1959) ... Jan Norbinski
 1939 Henry Goes Arizona
Boris - a Ranch Hand (uncredited)
 1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk (uncredited)
 1939 Bridal Suite
Hotel Runner at Train Station (uncredited)
 1939 Let Freedom Ring
Hunky (uncredited)
 1939 Paris Honeymoon
Salesman (uncredited)
 1938 Cipher Bureau
Simon Herrick
 1938 International Crime
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Tearful Waiter (uncredited)
 1934 British Agent
 1934 Hide-Out
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
 1934 The Notorious Sophie Lang
Bystander (uncredited)
 1934 Hollywood Mystery
Benjamin Vogel
 1934 Money Means Nothing
Mr. Silverman
 1934 Hollywood Party
Bald Man in Elevator (uncredited)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Maitre d' (uncredited)
 1933 The Chief
Bald Henchman at Cabin (uncredited)
 1933 Big Executive
 1933 Bombshell
White - Lola's Agent (uncredited)
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood
Booking Agent (uncredited)
 1933 Dinner at Eight
Butler (uncredited)
 1933 Her Bodyguard
Hood (uncredited)
 1933 Reunion in Vienna
Tourist with Drapes (uncredited)
 1933 Hard to Handle
Tailor (uncredited)
 1933 Whistling in the Dark
 1932 Frisco Jenny
Bail Bondsman (uncredited)
 1932 Faithless
Diner Proprietor (uncredited)
 1932 Cock of the Air
Tall Waiter (uncredited)
 1931 Devotion
Waiter (uncredited)
 1931 Sporting Blood
Gus, Bald Gambling Mobster (uncredited)
 1931 Laughing Sinners
Poker-Playing Salesman (uncredited)
 1931 Three Girls Lost
Photographer (uncredited)
 1931 Gentleman's Fate
 1930 Man Trouble
Morris, Maitre D (uncredited)
 1930 All Teed Up (Short)
Senator Brown
 1930 Whispering Whoopee (Short)
Mr. Holtz
 1930 The Woman Racket
 1930 The Melody Man
 1930 The Kibitzer
 1930 Lilies of the Field
 1929 Three Live Ghosts
Crockery Man
 1929 Charming Sinners
Waiter (uncredited)
 1929 House of Horror
 1929 The Duke Steps Out
Jake, Duke's Manager
 1929 Noisy Noises (Short)
Man practicing the fiddle (unconfirmed)
 1928 Show People
Casting Director
 1928 The Ol' Gray Hoss (Short)
Man with Sooty on Face
 1928 The Cardboard Lover
 1928 Detectives
 1928 The Trail of '98
Mr. Bulkey
 1928 Bringing Up Father
Ginsberg Feitelbaum
 1928 The Garden of Eden
Headwaiter at Palais de Paris (uncredited)
 1928 The Latest from Paris
Abe Littauer
 1928 The Law of the Range
 1927 Frisco Sally Levy
Isaac Solomon Lapidowitz
 1927 Long Pants
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1927 Slide, Kelly, Slide
Bald Man on Train (uncredited)
 1927 The Demi-Bride
 1926 Upstage
Sam Davis
 1926 Exit Smiling
Tod Powell
 1925 Salome of the Tenements
Banker Ben (as Elihu Tenenholz)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Alex Tenenholtz | Elihu Tenenholz

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Father-in-law of Nelson Riddle.

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