Hershfield, Harry

Harry Hershfeld
Official Club portrait of Hershfield

Harry Hershfield was an American cartoonist, humorist, and radio personality. He was born in 1885 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was married to Sarah Jane Isdell. In the 1940s, Hershfield worked as a radio personality on programs such as Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One and Can You Top This?, and he made frequent appearances on television programs during the 1950s. Throughout his career, Hershfield entertained as toastmaster or master of ceremonies at countless banquets, dinners, and stage benefits. He was a member of the charitable organization Circus Saints and Sinners Club of America, and The Lambs.

He joined The Lambs Council in 1952. Elected Boy in 1953-1956, 1963-1966. Elected Shepherd 1966-1969. He established the Harry Hershfield Fund in the 1950s.

Hirschfield died in 1974 in New York, New York.