Harriet Hoctor (center): vintage 8x10 movie still from the film The Great Ziegfeld (1936).
Harriet was a classically trained ballerina and studied under Louis H. Chalif at the Normal School of Dance in New York city. At the age of 16 Harriet was performing on the vaudeville circuits, where she was seen by Florenz Ziegfeld. She would work off on on with Ziegfeld, and this image was actually a promo photos for her appearance, as herself, in the 1936 film The Great Ziegfeld. In the 1940s, she pair with Billy Rose and worked as a choreographer at his New York clubs, including the Diamond Horseshoe. Harriet also opened a dance school in Boston, MA, but she continued to work with Billy Rose and traveled to New York for shows. She died at the age of 71 on 9 June 1977.