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Harry Ritz Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

HARRY RITZ
Born: May 22, 1907 in Newark, New Jersey
Died: March 29, 1986 in San Diego, California
Biography | show moreshow less
HARRY RITZ (1907-1986) was part of a comedy trio with brothers Al and Jimmy, managed by a fourth brother, George. After a brief stint as "the Collegians," they began performing comedy routines as The Ritz Brothers. The team was known for slapstick dance routines, tongue-twisting banter, and wide-eyed expressions. Starting out in Broadway reviews, the Ritz Brothers made their Hollywood debut in Hotel Anchovy, in 1934. Other movie vehicles included Sing, Baby Sing (1936), Life Begins in College (1937), The Three Musketeers (1939) and Never a Dull Moment (1943). Harry was considered the most talented of the brothers, as they acknowledged in their routine "The Man in the Middle is the Funny One." Although their movie career waned, The Ritz Brothers remained popular thereafter in live appearances. Al died in 1965, but Jimmy and Harry were still sought after for guest appearances, especially after  Mel Brooks called the Ritz Brothers his idols.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1999 Biography (Other), 1955 Screen Snapshots: The Great Al Jolson (Other), 1937 Life b_egins in College (Performer), 1952 Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians (Other), 1979 Beanes of Boston (Performer), 1939 Pack Up Your Troubles (Performer), 1938 Straight Place and Show (Performer), 1969 The Joey Bishop Show (in person), 1943 Show-Business at War (in person), 1941 Meet the Stars #6: Stars at Play (in person), 1938 Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 6 (in person), 1936 One in a Million (Sound), 1976 Silent Movie (Performer), 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (Performer), 1975 Blazing Stewardesses (Performer), 1940 Argentine Nights (Performer), 1939 The Gorilla (Performer), 1939 The Three Musketeers (Performer), 1937 You Can't Have Everything (Performer), 1956 Brooklyn Goes to Las Vegas (in person), 1961 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1954 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Invisible Man (in person), 1950 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Famous Feet (Other), 1944 Take It or Leave It (Other), 1999 Hidden Hollywood II: More Treasures from the 20th Century Fox (Other), 1963 The Sound of Laughter (Other), 1986 Classic Comedy Teams (Other), 1943 Hi'ya, Chum (Performer), 1942 Behind the Eight Ball (Performer), 1937 On the Avenue (Performer), 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing (Performer), 1934 Hotel Anchovy (Performer), 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town (in person), 1937 Cinema Circus (in person), 1943 Never a Dull Moment (Performer), 1938 Kentucky Moonshine (Performer), 1976 Joys (in person), 1961 What's My Line (in person), 1953 The Colgate Comedy Hour (in person), 1939 Hollywood Hobbies (in person)

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