Harriet Hoctor

Harriet Hoctor

Ballerina + Dancer + Actress
Born Sep 25, 1905
Hometown Hoosick Falls, Ne...
Died Jun 9, 1977
Death Place Arlington, Virginia

Harriet Hoctor was a ballerina, dancer, actress and instructor from Hoosick Falls, New York. Composer George Gershwin composed a symphonic orchestral piece specifically for Hoctor in the film Shall We Dance (1937).

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1905 Birth Born on September 25, 1905.


1929 23 Years Old By 1929, she was given the first opportunity to dance during a ballet staging of George Gershwin's An American in Paris.
1932 26 Years Old She appeared in the Vanities revue of Earl Carroll in 1932 after a year of performing in England, at the London Hippodrome tapping up and down an escalator en pointe. … Read More


1940 34 Years Old Hoctor joined Billy Rose Productions in 1940, dancing and choreographing at Rose's night club, The Diamond Horseshoe.
1945 39 Years Old Hoctor opened her own dance school in Boston, Massachusetts in 1945. … Read More


1974 68 Years Old She continued teaching in Boston until she retired in 1974. … Read More
1977 72 Years Old Harriet Hoctor died in Arlington, Virginia, at the Northern Virginia Doctor's Hospital, in 1977, aged 71. … Read More
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