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actor

Henry Mygatt Woodruff, American actor.

Background

Woodruff, Henry Mygatt was born on June 1, 1869 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Samuel and Emma Jane (Coite) Woodruff.

Education

Educated Hartford public schools and Harvard. Unmarried.

Career

Went on stage at 9 years of age in chorus of a children’s pinafore company. Played boys’ parts with Adelaide Nielson. Supported Edwin Thorne 2 seasons.

Took leading part in “Jim the Penman”. Created the part of Ben Hur. Starred in “Brown of Harvard,” 1905-1907.

Connections

father:
Samuel Woodruff

mother:
Emma Jane (Coite) Woodruff