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Harry Tenbrook (born Henry Olaf Hansen, 9 October 1887 – 4 September 1960)[1] was a Norwegian-born American film actor.

Harry Tenbrook
Born(1887-10-09)9 October 1887
Oslo, Norway
Died4 September 1960(1960-09-04) (aged 72)
Years active1911–1960

Henry Olaf Hansen was born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway. His family migrated to the United States in 1892. Under the stage name, Harry Tenbrook, he appeared in some 332 films between 1911 and 1960. A favorite of John Ford, Tenbrook was a prominent member of the John Ford Stock Company. Only four actors appeared in more Ford films than Tenbrook.[2] He died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles from lung cancer. He was interred at the Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California.[3]



  1. ^ Hans J. Wollstein (1994). Strangers in Hollywood: The History of Scandinavian Actors in American Films from 1910 to World War II. Scarecrow Press. p. 349. ISBN 978-0-8108-2938-1. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Harry Tenbrook". B-Westerns.Com. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Harry Tenbrook". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2 September 2015.

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