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actor

James Fennell, British actor.

Background

Fennell, James was born on December 11, 1766 in London, England. Son of John and Miss (Brady) Fennell.

Education

Attended Trinity College, Cambridge (England) University.

Career

Made his debut as Othello, 1787. Made American debut, Philadelphia, 1794. Patented process to extract salt from sea water (salt works never became profitable.

Appeared regularly on New York stage, 1797-1806. Played King Lear in his farewell performance, Philadelphia, 1814. Author: An Apology for the Life of James Fennell Written by Himself, 1814.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: An Apology for the Life of James Fennell Written by Himself, 1814.

Connections

Married B. H. Porter, May 10, 1792.

father:
John Fennell

mother:
Miss (Brady) Fennell

spouse:
B. H. Porter