Mr Henry Birkhardt Harris

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]

Credits
Phillip Gowan, USA
Arthur Merchant, USA

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

Pictures

Henry B. Harris (1)

(1910) 

HENRY B. HARRIS (1)

 
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

HENRY B. HARRIS

New York Times  (1912) 

HENRY B. HARRIS

 
NATION MAY RAISE GREAT MEMORIAL TO DISASTER'S HERO

Washington Times  (1912) 

NATION MAY RAISE GREAT MEMORIAL TO DISASTER'S HERO

 
Seeks Lien on Estate of a Titanic Victim

Unidentified Newspaper  (1912) 

SEEKS LIEN ON ESTATE OF A TITANIC VICTIM

 
EDGAR J. MEYER ANOTHER HERO

New York Times  (1912) 

EDGAR J. MEYER ANOTHER HERO

 
Why Do I Smile?

(1903) 

WHY DO I SMILE?

 
MRS. RENE W. HARRIS TO WED Z. C. BARBER

Boston Daily Globe  (1922) 

MRS. RENE W. HARRIS TO WED Z. C. BARBER

 
The Harrises

New York Times  (1912) 

THE HARRISES

 
MRS. CANDEE LAUDS MAJ. BUTT'S HEROISM

Washington Herald  (1912) 

MRS. CANDEE LAUDS MAJ. BUTT'S HEROISM

 
Letter to Mrs. Harris

(1912) 

LETTER TO MRS. HARRIS

 
WASHINGTON MAN TELLS HARROWING DETAILS OF WRECK

Washington Times  (1912) 

WASHINGTON MAN TELLS HARROWING DETAILS OF WRECK

 
MEMORIAL NOTICE (2)

New York Times  (1912) 

MEMORIAL NOTICE (2)

 
ROEBLING WENT DOWN IN TITANIC

Daily Home News  (1912) 

ROEBLING WENT DOWN IN TITANIC

 
ELKS' TRIBUTE TO HARRIS

New York Times  (1912) 

ELKS' TRIBUTE TO HARRIS

 
BAYSIDE'S LOSS IN DEATH OF HENRY B. HARRIS

Brooklyn Daily Times  (1912) 

BAYSIDE'S LOSS IN DEATH OF HENRY B. HARRIS

 
Actor Is Worried Over Fate of Man On Unfortunate Ship

Washington Times  (1912) 

ACTOR IS WORRIED OVER FATE OF MAN ON UNFORTUNATE SHIP

 
HOW THE HARRISES PARTED

New York Times  (1912) 

HOW THE HARRISES PARTED

 
Wreck Victim Known Here

Daily Home News  (1912) 

WRECK VICTIM KNOWN HERE

 
Mrs. Harris Gains Strength

New York Times  (1912) 

MRS. HARRIS GAINS STRENGTH

 
Henry B. Harris (2)

Billboard Magazine  (1912) 

HENRY B. HARRIS (2)

 
DEFICIT IN HARRIS ESTATE

New York Times  (1914) 

DEFICIT IN HARRIS ESTATE

 
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