Hank Henry

Hank Henry (July 9, 1906 – March 31, 1981) was an American comedian, known for his stage work on the Las Vegas Strip for decades. He was also a film and television actor. Henry got his start in burlesque and was the comic to straightman Robert Alda, Alan Alda's father.[1]

Hank Henry
Henry Rosenthal

(1906-07-09)July 9, 1906
DiedMarch 31, 1981(1981-03-31) (aged 74)

Henry was born Henry Rosenthal in New York City; the son of Anna (née Richards), and Franklin Rosenthal. Henry's mother came from England, and his father was German-American descended from the Pennsylvania Dutch.[2]

Henry acted in films such as This Is the Army, Junior Prom, The Joker Is Wild, Pal Joey, Ocean's 11, Pepe, Not Tonight Henry, Sergeants 3, Johnny Cool, Robin and the 7 Hoods, and The Only Game in Town. Henry made his television debut in The Thin Man in the episode "The Case of the Baggy Pants" portrayed Noonan. Henry last appeared on television 1970.

Henry died on March 31, 1981, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 74. He had suffered from cancer.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1937 Dime a Dance Homer
1943 This Is the Army Plumber - 'Ladies of Chorus' Number / Cigar-Smoker in Canteen Uncredited
1946 Junior Prom Tony
1957 The Joker Is Wild Burlesque comedian
Pal Joey Mike Miggins
1959 The Thin Man Noonan "The Case of the Baggy Pants" (1 episode)
1960 Ocean's 11 Mr. Kelly (mortician)
Pepe Sands Manager
Not Tonight Henry Henry / Napoleon / Samson / Marc Antony / Captain John Smith / Cave Man
1962 Sergeants 3 Blacksmith
1963 Johnny Cool Larry, the Bus Driver
1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods Six Seconds
1970 The Only Game in Town Tony (final film role)


  1. Zemeckis, Leslie (2013). [www.behindtheburlyq.com Behind The Burly Q] Check |url= scheme (help). Delaware: Skyhorse. ISBN 978-1-62087-691-6
  2. Hank Henry Biography Tyler, Stanley, Hank Henry descended from Pennsylvania Dutch
  3. Willard, Bill (April 8, 1981). "Comedian Hank Henry Dies At 74", Variety 302 (10): 72.
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