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Edward Hugh Sothern, American actor. famous comedian.


Sothern, Edward Hugh was born on December 6, 1859 in New Orleans. Son of Edward A. S., famous comedian.


Academic education, England. Studied painting in Spain.


First appeared, 1879, in small part with his father, Abbey’s Park Theatre, New York. Later toured United States with John McCullough. Toured England, 1882-1883.

Leading comedian in McCullough’s company, 1883. Wrote and played in farce, “Whose Are They?” 1884. Played leading parts in “A Scrap of Paper,” “Met by Chance,” “Peg Woffington,” “The Love Chase,” and “One of Our Girls,” 1884-1886.

First took leading rôle, Lyceum Theatre, New York, May 23, 1887, as Jack Hammerton, in “The Highest Bidder,” and starred with his own company in “Lord Chumley,” “The Maister of Woodbarrow,” “The Prisoner of Zenda,” “An Enemy to the King,” “The Adventures of Lady Ursula,” “The Song of the Sword,” “A Shilling’s Worth,” 1898, “The Sunken Bell,” 1899, “Hamlet,” 1900, “Richard Lovelace,” 1901, “If I Were King,” 1902-1903, “Macbeth,” “Twelfth Night,” “As You Like It,” “John the Baptist,” “Joan of Arc,” “Proud Prince,” “Lord Dundreary,” “Don Quixote,” “The Fool Hath Said,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Merchant of Venice,” “Romeo and Juliet.” “Taming of the Shrew,” etc.


  • Famous comedian.


Married Virginia Harned, December 3, 1896. Married second, Julia Marlowe, August 17, 1911.

Edward A. S. Sothern

Julia Marlowe

Virginia Harned