Harriet Hoctor in an heavenly dress.
At the age of 15, Hoctor made her Broadway debut in 1920 as a chorus dancer in Jerome Kern’s musical Sally, produced by Florenz Ziegfeld. In 1923 she starred in Topsy and Eva. Subsequent Broadway productions included A La Carte (1927), Earl Carrol’s Vanities (1932), Hold Your Horses (1933), as well as several Billy Rose musical revues. Hoctor was to star in four subsequent Ziegfeld-produced musicals.