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actor , lawyer

George Vandenhoff, British actor, lawyer.

Background

Vandenhoff, George was born on February 18, 1820 in Liverpool, England. Son of John Vandenhoff.

Education

Studied law Stonyhurst College.

Career

Solicitor to the trustees of Liverpool Docks. Made stage debut in 1839 as Leon in Beaumont and Fletcher’s Rule A Wife and Have A Wife, at Covent Garden, London. American debut at Park Theatre in New York City as Hamlet, followed with Macbeth.

Played Cariolanus and Hotspur in Boston. Toured New Orleans, Louisiana, Richmond, Virginia, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, 1843. Taught elocution and gave many public readings of Shakespeare, Sheridan and the Poets, 1843-1853.

Leading man Chestnut St. Theatre, Philadelphia, 1843. Staged English version of Sophocles’ Antigone at Palmo’s Opera House, New York City, 1845. Went to England, 1853, returned to the United States, circa 1854.

Admitted to New York bar, 1858. Made last appearance in play Jane Shore, 1874. Author: Leaves from an Actor’s Note Book, 1860.

The Art of Elocution, 1861. Life (poem), 1861.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Leaves from an Actor’s Note Book, 1860. The Art of Elocution, 1861. Life (poem), 1861.

Connections

Married Mary MaKeath, August 20, 1855.

father:
John Vandenhoff. Vandenhoff

spouse:
Mary MaKeath