(1885 - 1974)
Harry Hershfield was active/lived in New York, Iowa. Harry Hershfield is known for cartoonist-comic strip.
Biography Harry Hershfield
Harry Hershfield was a raconteur as well as a cartoonist. He devoted the majority of his nearly 90 years to telling funny stories, both in words and pictures. A professional cartoonist from his teens onward, he drew such early newspaper strips as Desperate Desmond, which began in 1910, and the long lasting, Abie the Agent, first seen in 1914. He told jokes on stage and on the radio, wrote joke books, and served as a toastmaster at innumerable banquets. Hershfield was also one of the few men ever to have his favorite joke included in his obituary in the New York Times.
He was the son of Jewish immigrants and was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After studying at the Chicago Art Institute, he was hired by the Chicago Daily News as a sports
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