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Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
19-Oct-18 - 06:44 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Who was Hal 'Pappy' Horton?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Who was Hal 'Pappy' Horton?
“Samuel Goldman, program chairman, introduced entertainers Ruth Johns and Hal Horton. Horton (Cantor Harry B. Horwitz, who has sung professionally under the name of Horton since he was 13) sang in both Hebrew and English….”
[130 Fete Founding of Temple, The Desert Sun, Palm Springs (CA) 16 Nov., 1967, p.8]

Harry Horwitz, Cantor and Entertainer, 91 -
Harry Horwitz, cantor and longtime supporter of Jewish community causes, died April 22 at 91.

Horwitz was cantor for 14 years at Westwood Temple, and later served as cantor at other Southern California temples. He officiated at numerous Jewish community events and performed at fundraisers, including for B’nai B’rith, Hadassah and Bonds for Israel.

Throughout his career, Horwitz also appeared on radio, stage and screen, sometimes under the name “Hal Horton.”

Horwitz is survived by his sister, Frances Kaplan; niece Sheryl Labin; and nephews Steven and Ronald Kaplan, and Richard and Marshall Horwitz.”
[Jewish Journal, 18 May 2010]