Sol Hurok

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Hurok in 1954

Sol Hurok (Solomon Isaievich Hurok; born Solomon Izrailevich Gurkov, Russian Соломон Израилевич Гурков; April 9, 1888 – March 5, 1974) was a world-famous 20th-century American impresario.[1]

Hurok was born in Pogar, Chernigov Governorate, Russian Empire (in present-day Bryansk Oblast, Russia) on April 9, 1888.[1] He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1914. Hurok died on March 5, 1974 from a heart attack in New York City, New York, aged 85.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harris Green (September 1994). "Book Review: The Last Impresario: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Sol Hurok, by Harlow Robinson". Dance Magazine.
  2. "Brief notes about Sol Hurok". Fittingly, it was Anderson who said the final words at Hurok's funeral.