Tenen Holtz
Tenen Holtz was a Russian actor. He appeared in nearly 60 films between 1926
1926 in film
-Events:*August - Warner Brothers debuts the first Vitaphone film, Don Juan. The Vitaphone system used multiple 33⅓ rpm disc records developed by Bell Telephone Laboratories and Western Electric to play back audio synchronized with film....

 and 1961
1961 in film
The year 1961 in film involved some significant events, with West Side Story winning 10 Academy Awards.-Top grossing films : After theatrical re-issue- Awards :Academy Awards:* Atlantis, the Lost ContinentB...


He was born Elihu "Elye" Tenenholtz in the hamlet of Azran, near the city of Rovne and came to the United States the age of ten. His first appearance in amateur Yiddish theatricals occurred in 1903, in staged reading
Staged reading
A staged reading is a form of theatre without sets or full costumes. The actors, who read from scripts, may be seated, stand in fixed positions, or incorporate minimal stage movement....

s of the works of Yiddish author Sholom Aleichem
Sholom Aleichem
Sholem Aleichem was the pen name of Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich, a leading Yiddish author and playwright...


He was born in Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

 and died in Los Angeles County, California
Los Angeles County, California
Los Angeles County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of 2010 U.S. Census, the county had a population of 9,818,605, making it the most populous county in the United States. Los Angeles County alone is more populous than 42 individual U.S. states...


Selected filmography

  • Upstage
    Upstage (film)
    Upstage, also known as The Mask of Comedy, is a 1926 silent film directed by Monta Bell, starring Norma Shearer and New York musical comedy star Oscar Shaw.-Plot:...

  • Exit Smiling
    Exit Smiling
    Exit Smiling is a 1926 comedy film directed by Sam Taylor and starring New York and London revues star Beatrice Lillie on her first film role and Jack Pickford, the brother of star Mary Pickford. The film was also the debut of actor Franklin Pangborn. The film's failure at the box office is often...

  • The Trail of '98
    The Trail of '98
    The Trail of '98 is a 1928 silent drama film featuring Harry Carey. The film was originally released by MGM in a short-lived widescreen process called Fanthom Screen.-Cast:* Dolores del Río as Berna* Ralph Forbes as Larry* Karl Dane as Lars Petersen...

  • Old Gray Hoss
    Old Gray Hoss
    Old Gray Hoss is a 1928 Our Gang short silent comedy film directed by Robert A. McGowan. It was the 78th Our Gang short that was released.-Cast:* Allen Hoskins - Farina* Joe Cobb - Joe* Bobby Hutchins - Wheezer* Mary Ann Jackson - Mary Ann...

  • Noisy Noises
    Noisy Noises
    Noisy Noises is a 1929 Our Gang short silent comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. It was the 82nd Our Gang short that was released.-Cast:* Joe Cobb - Joe* Allen Hoskins - Farina* Bobby Hutchins - Wheezer* Mary Ann Jackson - Mary Ann...

  • Three Live Ghosts
    Three Live Ghosts (1929 film)
    Three Live Ghosts is a 1929 American comedy film directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Beryl Mercer, Hilda Vaughn, Harry Stubbs, Nancy Price, Robert Montgomery, and Tenen Holtz. Three veterans of World War I return home to London after the armistice, only to find they have been mistakenly...

  • Three Girls Lost
    Three Girls Lost
    Three Girls Lost is a Western film directed by Sidney Lanfield based on a story by Robert Hardy Andrews. The film stars Loretta Young, Joan Marsh, Lew Cody, and John Wayne.-Plot:...

  • Whistling in the Dark
    Whistling in the Dark (1933 film)
    Whistling in the Dark is a 1933 comedy crime film starring Ernest Truex as a murder mystery writer whose scheme for a perfect murder comes to the attention of a gangster, played by Edward Arnold, who decides to use it...


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