Gender
Male
Born
Jun 21, 1903
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died
Jan 20, 2003
New York, New York, USA
Designer
Relations
Husband of
Louise Manning (10/23/1996-01/20/2003) his death
Husband of
Florence Ruth Hobby (his first wife; dates unknown)
Husband of
Dolly Haas (1942 - 1994) her death
Comments
Images to the left © Al Hirschfeld. Reproduced by arrangement with Al Hirschfeld’s Exclusive Representative, The Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd., New York

Primarily known as a caricaturist, Al Hirschfeld was a renowned American artist best known for his distinctive, simple black and white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars. In addition to his Tony and Drama Desk Awards mentioned below, he was also the recipient of the 1984 Brooks Atkinson Award for Lifetime Achievement.

On June 21, 2003, Broadway's Martin Beck theatre on West 45th Street was renamed in his honor.
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Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect (Apr 05, 1994 - Jun 04, 1995)
  • Cover art by Al Hirschfeld
SpecialSolo Stand-up ComedyOriginal
Jackie Mason's The World According to Me! (May 02, 1988 - Dec 31, 1988)
  • Artwork by Al Hirschfeld
SpecialSolo Stand-up ComedyOriginal
Jackie Mason's The World According to Me! (Dec 22, 1986 - Jan 02, 1988)
  • Artwork by Al Hirschfeld
SpecialSolo Stand-up ComedyOriginal
Passionate Ladies (May 05, 1981 - May 10, 1981)
  • Cover drawing by Al Hirschfeld
PlaySoloOriginal
At the Drop of a Hat (Oct 08, 1959 - May 14, 1960)
  • Frontcloth by Al Hirschfeld
MusicalRevueOriginal
Angela Lansbury - A Celebration (Nov 17, 1996 - Nov 17, 1996)
  • Program artwork by Al Hirschfeld
SpecialBenefitOriginal

Tony Award®

Brooks Atkinson Award

1984 | Recipient
Al Hirschfeld (for Lifetime Achievement)

Theatre Award '75

1975 | Recipient
Al Hirschfeld (for 50 years of theatrical cartoons)

Drama Desk Award

Special Award

1999 | Recipient
Al Hirschfeld (Lifetime Achievement)

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