Paul Hartman (1910-1973) was born in San Francisco, California. He was a dancer, actor, magician and singer appearing in vaudeville,
the theater, film and television. The collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, clippings, programs,
sheet music, books, pamphlets, and memorabilia of Paul Hartman and family members.
Paul Hartman was born in 1910 in San Francisco, California; studied dancing with his aunt, Flora Norris; made stage debut
at age of six weeks at the Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, and first speaking role in the same theater in Johnny Comes Marching Home (1912); graduated from University of California at Berkeley; became dancer, actor, magician and singer; married dancer, actress,
and singer Grace Barrett; they appeared in vaudeville in the act, Hartman and Barrett, and toured the Far East, Europe and
the United States; in New York, they played at the Empire Room of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the Plaza Hotel, and appeared
at the Dorchester in London; Paul Hartman made his Broadway debut in Ballyhoo of 1932, going on to play Alexander Throttlebottom in Of thee I Sing (1952), Cap'n Andy in Show Boat (1956), and Hines in The Pajama Game (1957); appeared in five films, including Inherit the Wind (1960); appeared in television programs, including The Hartmans at Home, The Twilight Zone, Have Gun Will Travel, The Lucy Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, and I've Got a Secret; received the Lambs Award for his contribution to the American theater (1958); he died on October 2, 1973.
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