Harry Tenbrook
Tenbrook in Great Guy (1936)
Henry Olaf Hansen

(1887-10-09)9 October 1887
Oslo, Norway
Died4 September 1960(1960-09-04) (aged 72)
Resting placeValhalla Memorial Park Cemetery
Years active1911–1960

Harry Tenbrook (born Henry Olaf Hansen, 9 October 1887 – 4 September 1960)[1] was a Norwegian-American film actor.


Henry Olaf Hansen was born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway. His family migrated to the United States in 1892.[2] Under the stage name, Harry Tenbrook, he appeared in more than 330 films between 1911 and 1960. A favorite of John Ford, Tenbrook was a prominent member of the John Ford Stock Company. Only four actors appeared in more Ford films than Tenbrook.[3] He died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles from lung cancer. He was interred at the Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California.[4]



  1. ^ Hans J. Wollstein (1994). Strangers in Hollywood: The History of Scandinavian Actors in American Films from 1910 to World War II. Scarecrow Press. p. 349. ISBN 978-0-8108-2938-1. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  2. ^ Matheson, Sue (2019). The John Ford Encyclopedia. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 325. ISBN 978-1-5381-0382-1. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Harry Tenbrook". B-Westerns.Com. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  4. ^ Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2 (Kindle Locations 25047-25048). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Kindle Edition.