Harry Richman

Born Aug 10, 1895

Harry Richman was an American entertainer. He was a singer, actor, dancer, comedian, pianist, songwriter, bandleader, and night club performer, at his most popular in the 1920s and 1930s. Richman was born as Harold Reichman in Cincinnati, Ohio. He changed his name to "Harry Richman" at age 18, by which time he was already a professional entertainer in vaudeville. He worked as a piano accompanist to such stars as Mae West and Nora Bayes.… Read More

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1895 Birth Born in 1895.


1922 27 Years Old With Bayes' act he made his Broadway debut in 1922. … Read More


1930 35 Years Old He made his feature movie debut in Hollywood in 1930 with the film Puttin' on the Ritz, featuring the Irving Berlin song of the same title, which gave Richman a phonograph record hit that year. … Read More
1931 36 Years Old His yacht Chevalier II exploded in July 1931.


1936 41 Years Old Richman was also an amateur aviator of some accomplishment, being the co-pilot in 1936, with famed flyer Henry Tindall "Dick" Merrill, of the first round-trip transatlantic flight in his own single-engine Vultee transport. … Read More
1938 43 Years Old He married Hazel Forbes, show girl and Ziegfeld Girl, in March 1938, in Palm Springs, California. … Read More
1942 47 Years Old By 1942 Forbes was divorced from Richman. … Read More


1966 71 Years Old His autobiography A Hell of a Life was published in 1966. … Read More
1972 77 Years Old Died in 1972.
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