Hank Henry (July 9, 1906 – March 31, 1981) was an American comedian, known for his stage work on the Las Vegas Strip for decades. He was also a film and television actor. Henry got his start in burlesque and was the comic to straightman Robert Alda, Alan Alda's father.
July 9, 1906
New York City, New York, USA
|Died||March 31, 1981
(aged 74) (cancer)|
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Henry was born Henry Rosenthal in New York City; the son of Anna (née Richards), and Franklin Rosenthal. Henry's mother came from England, and his father was German-American descended from the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Henry acted in films such as This Is the Army, Junior Prom, The Joker Is Wild, Pal Joey, Ocean's 11, Pepe, Not Tonight Henry, Sergeants 3, Johnny Cool, Robin and the 7 Hoods, and The Only Game in Town. Henry made his television debut in The Thin Man in the episode "The Case of the Baggy Pants" portrayed Noonan. Henry last appeared on television 1970.
|1937||Dime a Dance||Homer|
|1943||This Is the Army||Plumber - 'Ladies of Chorus' Number / Cigar-Smoker in Canteen||Uncredited|
|1957||The Joker Is Wild||Burlesque comedian|
|Pal Joey||Mike Miggins|
|1959||The Thin Man||Noonan||"The Case of the Baggy Pants" (1 episode)|
|1960||Ocean's 11||Mr. Kelly (mortician)|
|Not Tonight Henry||Henry / Napoleon / Samson / Marc Antony / Captain John Smith / Cave Man|
|1963||Johnny Cool||Larry, the Bus Driver|
|1964||Robin and the 7 Hoods||Six Seconds|
|1970||The Only Game in Town||Tony||(final film role)|
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