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Theodore Roberts Edit Profile

actor

Theodore Roberts the actor is not to be confused with author Theodore Goodridge Roberts, 1877–1953, who wrote "The Harbor Master".

Background

Roberts, Theodore was born on October 8, 1861 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Martin R. and Mary E. (Newlin) Roberts.

Education

Educational public schools, San Francisco, and California Military Academy, Oakland.

Career

First appearance on stage, Baldwin Theatre, San Francisco, as “Barabas” in “Richelieu,” May 1, 1880. Went to New York with Robson and Crane, 1881. Spent 2½ years at sea as captain of schooner S. E. Perry, on Pacific coast, 1885-1888.

Returned to stage and supported Fanny Davenport, through 5 seasons. Later appeared in “Ye Earlie Trouble,” 1891. “The Girl I Left Behind Me,” 1892.

“Gismonda,” 1893; “The Squaw Man”. “The Bird of Paradise”. “The Right of Way”; “The Barrier”.

“The Merry Wives of Windsor,” New Theatre, New York, 1910, etc. Progressive. Unitarian.

Connections

Married Miss Clyde Harron, 1890.

father:
Martin R. Roberts

mother:
Mary E. (Newlin) Roberts

spouse:
Miss Clyde Harron