Joseph Jefferson Edit Profile
Educated at home (Master of Arts, Yale, Master of Arts, Harvard).
First appearance on stage as the child in “Pizarro.” In 1843, after his father’s death, joined party of strolling players who played through Texas, and followed United States army into Mexico Played in minor theatres and later in better companies and became known as a good stock actor. First became prominent as Asa Trenchard in “Our American Cousin,” beginning October 18, 1858, at Laura Keene’s Theatre, New York, and continuing 150 consecutive nights. Later notable parts have been Newman Noggs in “Nicholas Nickleby;” Caleb Plummer in “Cricket on the Hearth,” Doctor Pangloss in “The Heir at Law,” Bob Acres in “The Rivals,” Doctor Ollapod in the “Poor Gentleman,” and especially Rip Van Winkle, which he has played in every important city in the United States.
Has played in England and Australia. Painter; several of his paintings have attracted much attention. Author: Autobiography of Joseph Jefferson.
Reply to Ignatius Donnelly on the Shakespeare-Bacon Argument. Home: Buzzard’s Bay, Mass.
Married Margaret Lockyer, 1848 (deceased). Married second, Sarah Warren, 1867.