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John Griffith, Canadian actor.

Background

Griffith, John was born on December 18, 1869 in Hamilton, Ontario. Son of John and Agnes Griffith.

Education

Common school ed’n, Springfield, Illinois.

Career

In steel mills, Springfield, Illinois. Page in Illinois legislature, 1880-1881. Played Damon, Hamlet, Richard III, and Virginius at 17.

1st professional debut with Mistress D. P. Bowers in Queen Elizabeth, 1888. 1st appearance as star, 1893. Plays tragic characters.

Mephisto in Faust; Richard III. Virginius; leading roles in Fool’s Revenge. The Bells; The Avenger, has also played Enemy To The King.

Don Caesar De Bazan; The Gladiator. Now starring in Macbeth and Richard III. Address: Springfield Illinois‡.

Connections

Married July 2, 1899, Kathryn Purnell, Buffalo, New York Worked 4 years.

father:
John Griffith

mother:
Agnes Griffith

spouse:
July 2