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Tenen Holtz (Alexander Elihu Tenenholtz)

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Biography

Volin, Russia
Elihu "Elye" Tenenholtz was born in the Russian hamlet of Azran, near the city of Rovne, in 1887 and came to the US at the age of ten. His first appearance in amateur Yiddish theatricals occurred in 1903, in staged readings of the works of Yiddish author Sholom Aleichem, the first person to do that. He augmented his theater appearances by writing for and editing a Yiddish satirical magazine under the pen-name "Moishe McCarthy". Read more...

Actor

Character: Mr. Bulkey

The Trail of '98 1928

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Character: Jake, Duke's Manager

The Duke Steps Out 1929

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Character: Gus, Bald Gambling Mobster

Sporting Blood 1931

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Character: White - Lola's Agent

Bombshell 1933

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Character: Bald Henchman at Cabin

The Chief 1933

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Character: Bald Man in Elevator

Hollywood Party 1934

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Character: Tearful Waiter

Nothing Sacred 1937

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Character: Jan Norbinski

Peter Gunn 1958

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