Albert Hirschfeld Net Worth

Albert Hirschfeld Net Worth is
$11 Million

Albert Hirschfeld Biography

Al Hirschfeld was born on June 21, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Albert Hirschfeld. He is known for his work on Fantasia/2000 (1999), Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003) and The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996). He was married to Louise Kerz, Dolly Haas and Florence Ruth Hobby. He died on January 20, 2003 ...

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Date Of BirthJune 21, 1903
Place Of BirthSt. Louis, Missouri, USA
ProfessionArt Department, Miscellaneous Crew, Actor
NationalityUnited States
SpouseDolly Haas
Star SignCancer

Interesting Facts

1Hirschfeld drew for the last time on Saturday, January 18th, 2003. It was the beginning of a pencil sketch of all four Marx Brothers. It never got beyond the pencil stage - never inked. Hirschfeld's final drawing was a personal commission for Daniel Kinske an avid fan of both the Marx Brothers and Al Hirschfeld (cited in the New York Post, 21 January 2003.).
2Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 252-254. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
3Was heavily critical of early Disney animation for its pervasive realism. Years later, however, Disney would cite his drawings as inspiration in films like "Aladdin" and "Fantasia 2000."
4He was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Arts in 2002 from the National Endowment for the Arts.
5In 1975, he received a Special Tony Award "for 50 years of theatrical cartoons."
6Drew 37 covers for TV Guide.
7Because he was considered a living civic institution, Hirschfeld was officially designated a landmark in 1996 by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
8Co-edited a satirical journal, Americana, with Alexander King in the early 1930s.
9In 1991, the United States Postal Service released five stamps it commissioned from Hirschfeld: Laurel & Hardy, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, Abbott & Costello, and Fanny Brice. A new series was issued in 1994: Rudolf Valentino, Clara Bow, Charles Chaplin, John Gilbert, Lon Chaney, the Keystone Cops, Theda Bara, Zasu Pitts, Harold Lloyd, and Buster Keaton. For the first and only time, the USPS allowed the artist's name and hidden writing in both issues ("NINA," of course).
10Daughter 'Nina Hirschfeld' was born on 20 October 1945. Finding the "Ninas" in his caricatures became an American ritual. The U.S. Department of Defense used his drawings in an exercise, blowing them up on a giant screen and giving 100 pilots 20 seconds to find the hidden "Ninas."
11To be caricatured by Hirschfeld was considered a milestone for an artist, a sign that he or she had made an indelible mark in their chosen field.
12The youngest of three brothers.
13Since his caricature of Harry Lauder appeared in the 29 January 1928 New York Times, Hirschfeld's work for the paper (an estimated 7,000 pieces) was done on a freelance basis; in 1990, the Times offered him a contract.
14CBS hired Hirschfeld to draw caricatures of the casts of its entire 1963 Fall schedule. His sketch of Lucille Ball (from "Lucy Show, The" (1962)) was later reproduced by the Museum of Broadcasting for its First Lady of Comedy tribute poster in 1984.
15His widow Louise and her late husband, Leo Kerz, were good friends of Hirschfeld and his late wife, Dolly.
16His first theatrical caricature (of Sacha Guitry) was published by the New York Herald Tribune in 1926.
17His father, Isaac, was a "house husband," staying home and caring for the children while Hirschfeld's mother, Rebecca, went out and supported the family.
18Hirschfeld called French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec a major influence on his work.
19On what would have been his 100th birthday - June 21, 2003 - the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway was renamed the Al Hirschfeld Theater.
20Famous caricaturist of Broadway and movie stars since the 1920s.


1His black & white caricatures with round and smooth line edges.


1[In 1937, criticizing Walt Disney's "Snow White"] "Snow White, with her full complement of fingers and fingernails, eyelashes, one-dimensional head, bare arms without solidity, and un-inventive neck, is an awkward automation. These awkward symbols do not articulate, and the lovely voice with which she is endowed only heightens the effect of a ventriloquist's dummy. The illusion created by a well-directed pen line is an art not to be confused with the gingerbread realities of Snow White".
2Everybody is creative, and everybody is talented. I just don't think everybody is disciplined. I think that's a rare commodity.
3Work to me is something you don't want to do, but you have to do it to live. But what I do, I would do whether anybody wanted it or didn't want it.
4When I started it, I didn't think anybody would notice. It was one of those family things, and after three or four weeks, I thought the joke had worn thin and I stopped it. And then the letters started coming in. I found myself spending more time answering mail than drawing, so I gave up and put it back in. And kept it in. - on hiding his daughter Nina's name into his work


Art Department

Rhapsody in Blue2000Short artistic consultant
Fantasia 20001999artistic consultant - segment "Rhapsody in Blue"
Heroes of Comedy1999TV Series documentary caricature - 1 episode


Nothing But Trouble1944title designer - uncredited
Cabin in the Sky1943poster designer - uncredited
What - No Beer?1933title designer - uncredited


Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesAl Hirschfield
Main Street to Broadway1953Al Hirschfeld (uncredited)


Bird of Steel!special thanks filming
E1even Roses2008Short in memory of
The Fantasia Legacy: Fantasia Continued2000Video documentary thanks


Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There2003DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Artist (segment "The Age Wave")
The Tramp and the Dictator2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Fantasia Legacy: Fantasia Continued2000Video documentaryHimself - Artist
Biography1998-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
American Masters1991-1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story1996DocumentaryHimself
The 38th Annual Tony Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Brooks Atkinson Award
The 29th Annual Tony Awards1975TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay2012DocumentaryHimself - Artist
60 Minutes2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Artist (segment "The Age Wave")

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