Gerard Hoffnung Net Worth

Gerard Hoffnung Net Worth is
$15 Million

Gerard Hoffnung Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Gerard Hoffnung (22 March 1925 – 28 September 1959) was an artist and musician, best known for his humorous works.Raised in Germany, Hoffnung was brought to London as a boy, to escape the Nazis. Over the next two decades in England, he became known as a cartoonist, tuba player, impresario, broadcaster and public speaker.After training at two art colleges, Hoffnung taught for a few years, and then turned to drawing, on the staff of English and American publications, and later as a freelance. He published a series of cartoons on musical themes, and illustrated the works of novelists and poets.In 1956 Hoffnung mounted the first of his "Hoffnung Festivals" in London, at which classical music was spoofed for comic effect, with contributions from many eminent musicians. As a broadcaster he appeared on BBC panel games, where he honed the material for one of his best-known performances, his speech at the Oxford Union in 1958.
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthMarch 22, 1925
Place Of BirthBerlin, Germany
ProfessionWriter, Miscellaneous Crew
Star SignAries
1His Jewish family fled Germany during the 1930s, and his mother and he eventually settled in London in 1939. He became an artist, cartoonist, caricaturist, teacher, tuba player, and a much sought-after speaker. He became a Quaker in 1955.
2He masterminded a series of concerts of hilarious musical parodies at London's Royal Festival Hall. Famous composers including Malcolm Arnold, Aaron Copland, and William Walton were commissioned to write humourous works, sometimes involving unique musical instruments, such as a garden hose and vacuum cleaners.
3His "Bricklayer's Story", aka "The barrel", which he told to students of Oxford University in 1958 was recently tested on MythBusters (2003)


Birds, Bees and Storks1965Short cartoons
Tales from Hoffnung1965TV Series cartoons - 1 episode
The Hoffnung Palm Court Orchestra1965Short cartoons


Roommates1961title sketches


Music for You1958TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Arena2002TV Series documentaryHimself

Known for movies

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