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Edwin Thomas Booth, American actor. famous role), London and Manchester, 1861; famous roles including Antony, Brutus, Cassius, seasons 1869-1874.

Background

Booth, Edwin Thomas was born on November 13, 1833 in near Bel Air, Maryland, United States. Son of Junius Brutus and Mary Anne (Holmes) Booth.

Career

Made unsuccessful tour of Australia (with Laura Keene and D. C. Anderson), 1854. Played King Lear in his final appearance at Sacramento Theatre, 1856. Played 100 nights as Hamlet, season 1864-1865.

Worked as traveling actor, 1874-1882, acting ability declined. Played continuously with Lawrence Barrett, 1887-1891. Editor: Edwin Booth’s Prompt Book, 1878</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died New York City, June 7, 1893.

Achievements

  • Famous role), London and Manchester, 1861. Famous roles including Antony, Brutus, Cassius, seasons 1869-1874.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Edwin Booth’s Prompt Book, 1878.

Connections

Married Mary Devlin, July 7, 1860. Married second, Mary McVicker, June 7, 1869.

father:
Junius Brutus Booth

mother:
Mary Anne (Holmes) Booth

spouses:
Mary Devlin

Mary McVicker