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actor , manager

Francis Courtney Wemyss, British actor, manager.


Wemyss, Francis Courtney was born on May 13, 1797 in London, England.


Made American debut as Vapid in play The Dramatist, Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, 1822. Made New York City debut as Marplot, Chatham Garden, 1824. Played Belmour in play Is He Jealous?, 1841.

Made last appearance as stage manager for benefit performance to raise money to buy Mt. Editor 16 vols.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Twenty-Six Years of the Life of an Actor and Manager, 2 vols., 1847. Chronology of American Stage from 1752 to 1852, published 1852. Editor 16 vols. of Acting American Theatre.