Al Hirschfeld

Al Hirschfeld

Al Hirschfeld, the pen-and-ink illustrator who has chronicled 75 years of American theatrical and showbiz history, died in his sleep Jan. 20, 2003, in Manhattan at the age of 99, according to The New York Times, where his work appeared for many decades. For his artistry, which captured the joy, flavor and personality of the Broadway scene, Mr Hirschfeld received a special Tony Award and was the subject of an Academy Award-nominated film documentary, "The Line King." It was announced in 2002 that Mr. Hirschfeld would get perhaps the ultimate tribute from the Broadway theatre community on his 100th birthday, June 21, 2003: The Martin Beck Theatre will be renamed the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on that day.

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  • Born: Jun 21, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Death: Jan 20, 2003 in New York, New York


Drama Desk Award
1999 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Tony Award
1975 Theatre Award '75 Winner

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