Henry Birkhardt Harris

Mr Henry Birkhardt Harris

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Mr Henry Birkhardt Harris, 45, was born on 1 December 1866 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of a well-to-do Jewish couple, William Harris and Rachel Freefield.

Henry was educated in the public schools of St. Louis and Boston and married Rene Wallach on October 22, 1899. They had no children.

Henry managed such personalities as Lily Langtry and Amelia Bingham in "The Climbers" and launched Robert Edeson as a star. He became manager of the Hudson Theater in 1903 and the Harris Theater in 1906, The Folies Bergere in 1911. He was a Mason and was affiliated with the Democratic party. At one time he served as the treasurer of the Actors' Fund of America, was a trustee of the Hebrew Infant Asylum of New York. He was also associated with the Howard Athenaeum of Boston for a number of years. He had 18 companies on tour during he tour season 1910-1911. He was President of the Henry B. Harris Company, and the Director of Theater Managers of Greater New York.

Harris and his wife boarded the Titanic at Southampton, they occupied cabin C-83 (ticket number 36973, 83 9s 6d).

Among the other First Class Passengers was his friend John D. Baumann.

Mr Harris died in the disaster, his body, if recovered, was never identified.

[Revision 7 : 7th June 2008]

References and Sources
Passport Application, Bureau of Citizenship, May 4 1908

Credits
Phillip Gowan, USA
Arthur Merchant, USA

Pictures

Henry B. Harris

(1910) 

HENRY B. HARRIS

 
The Traveling Salesman - poster for Broadway play produced by Henry B. Harris

(1908) 

THE TRAVELING SALESMAN - POSTER FOR BROADWAY PLAY PRODUCED BY HENRY B. HARRIS

 
Hudson Theatre programme 1909

(1909) 

HUDSON THEATRE PROGRAMME 1909

 
HENRY B. HARRIS, MAJ. ARCHIBALD BUTT, WILLIAM B. SILVEY

(1912) 

HENRY B. HARRIS, MAJ. ARCHIBALD BUTT, WILLIAM B. SILVEY

 

Articles and Stories

The Harrises

New York Times  (1912) 

THE HARRISES

 
DEFICIT IN HARRIS ESTATE

New York Times  (1914) 

DEFICIT IN HARRIS ESTATE

 
EDGAR J. MEYER ANOTHER HERO

New York Times  (1912) 

EDGAR J. MEYER ANOTHER HERO

 
Wreck Victim Known Here

Daily Home News  (1912) 

WRECK VICTIM KNOWN HERE

 
Actor Is Worried Over Fate of Man On Unfortunate Ship

Washington Times  (1912) 

ACTOR IS WORRIED OVER FATE OF MAN ON UNFORTUNATE SHIP

 
ROEBLING WENT DOWN IN TITANIC

Daily Home News  (1912) 

ROEBLING WENT DOWN IN TITANIC

 
Henry B. Harris

Billboard Magazine  (1912) 

HENRY B. HARRIS

 
HOW THE HARRISES PARTED

New York Times  (1912) 

HOW THE HARRISES PARTED

 
HENRY B. HARRIS

New York Times  (1912) 

HENRY B. HARRIS

 
Seeks Lien on Estate of a Titanic Victim

Unidentified Newspaper  (1912) 

SEEKS LIEN ON ESTATE OF A TITANIC VICTIM

 
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