Harriet Hoctor, Prima Ballerina

This part of the Hoctor Family web site will be devoted to Harriet Hoctor, the most famous of Tim and Libby Hoctor's children, though by no means the only artist. From her childhood in Hoosick Falls, New York, she was destined for something, as she began to appear in stage productions early in her teenage years.

In time we plan to add stories about Harriet that we will glean from letters, family memories and from those who find these pages, knew and loved Harriet and decide to contact us.

We will begin with information we have collected over the years from family sources, including the papers and memorabilia that Harriet left with us, most of whioch is now at the Library of Congress. We will add additional information and links as we hear from others.

Welcome to all Harriet Hoctor's fans and friends!

Harriet's backbend
Harriet's famous backbend


A Brief Movie

Photo Gallery



harriet & Fred Astaire

Harriet Hoctor as she appeared in “Shall We Dance” with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in 1936. The song was “They Can't Take that Away from Me.”



Created September 9, 2006
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