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actor , manager

Joseph Rhode Grismer, American actor, manager.

Background

Grismer, Joseph Rhode was born on November 4, 1849 in Albany, New York, United States. Son of Valentine and Adelaide (Huba) Grismer.

Education

Public school, academy and business college education.

Career

Enlisted in 192d Regiment New York Vols., December, 1864. Honorary discharge as corporal, September 15, 1865. First appearance on stage in Trimble Opera House, Albany, New York, 1871.

Continued as leading man and later as star until 1898. Began playwriting, 1884, and as manager, 1885. Toured as joint star with wife for many years.

Retired, 1910.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author (plays): The New South (with Clay M. Greene), 1892. Way Down East (re-wrote), 1898. The Manicure Girls (adapted from the French), 1899.

      The Gentleman from Mississippi.

Connections

Married Phoebe Davies, June 7, 1882 (died 1912).

father:
Valentine Grismer

mother:
Adelaide (Huba) Grismer

spouse:
Phoebe Davies