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1. Anderson, Mary Anderson, Mary Anderson, Mary (1859-1940) Mary Anderson, born in Sacramento, CA, was an American stage actress. At fourteen she left school to pursue an acting career, encouraged by her step father she studied acting in New York City. In 1875,...

2. Anderson, Mary Anderson, Mary Anderson, Mary (1859-1940) Mary Anderson was an American stage actress who toured extensively in the Untied States and Europe. She married Antonio F. Navarro A lawyer who practiced in New York and London.

3. Bancroft, Marie Bancroft, Marie Bancroft, Marie (1839-1921) Effie Marie Wilton Bancroft was a famous actress and theatre manager of the 19th century. Before her marriage to Squire Bancroft, she went under the stage name Marie Wilton. She later appeared as Marie...

4. Bancroft, Squire Bancroft, Squire Bancroft, Squire (1841-1926) Sir Squire Bancroft was a celebrated English actor of the 19th century. He was married to Effie Marie Wilton, a famous theatre manager and actress.

5. Bernhardt, Sarah Bernhardt, Sarah Bernhardt, Sarah (1844-1923) Sarah Bernhardt is a French stage actress born on October 23, 1844. She started her career in 1864 and become one of the most acclaimed actresses of her day performing in both London and New York. She...

6. Bernhardt, Sarah Bernhardt, Sarah Bernhardt, Sarah (1844-1923) Sarah Bernhardt is a French stage actress born on October 23, 1844. She started her career in 1864 and become one of the most acclaimed actresses of her day performing in both London and New York. She...

7. Black, William Black, William Black, William (1841-1898) William Black was a popular Scottish novelist and journalist of the 19th century.

8. Bonaparte, Letizia Bonaparte, Letizia Bonaparte Letizia (1750?-1836) Maria Letizia Bonaparte was the mother of Napoleon Bonaparte. She was born in Ajaccio, Corsica and went with her son when he went into exile on the Isle of Elba.

9. Bowles, Thomas Gibson Bowles, Thomas Gibson Bowles, Thomas Gibson (1841-1922) Thomas Gibson Bowles was born on January 15, 1841 as the illegitimate son of Thomas Milner Gibson and his servant girl, Susannah Bowles. He was the founder of Vanity Fair and Lady magazine in England....

10. Brougham, John Brougham, John Brougham, John John Brougham was a famous stage actor of the 19th century. Born in Ireland, he became popular both in London and New York City where he died. He was also a playwright, having written over a hundred scripts....

11. Buckstone, John Baldwin Buckstone, John Baldwin Buckstone, John Baldwin (1802-1879) John Baldwin (J.B.) Buckstone was a famous British comedian and playwright of the 19th century.

12. Collins, Wilkie Collins, Wilkie Collins, Wilkie (1824-1889) Wilkie Collins was a famous British author of the 19th century known especially for his works of mystery and suspense.

13. Crabtree, Lotta Crabtree, Lotta Crabtree, Lotta (1847-1924) Lotta Crabtree was born to British immigrant parents on November 7, 1847 in New York City. She became one of the most celebrated and wealthiest American actresses of the 19th century. She died on September...

14. Cushman, Charlotte Cushman, Charlotte Cushman, Charlotte (1816-1876) Charlotte Cushman is an American stage actress born in Boston on July 13, 1816 and died on February 18 1876. She made her acting debut in New Orleans and soon became popular in New York and London. She...

15. Dietz, Ella Dietz, Ella Dietz, Ella (b. 1856) Ella Dietz was a popular American actress of the 19th century.

16. Dietz, Ella Dietz, Ella Dietz, Ella (b. 1856) Ella Dietz was a popular American actress of the 19th century.

17. Dietz, Ella Dietz, Ella Dietz, Ella (b. 1856) Ella Dietz was a popular American actress of the 19th century.

18. Eliot, George Eliot, George Eliot, George (1819-1880) George Eliot was the pen name of May Ann Evans an English novelist of the Victorian era. Her works include such classics as Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss.

19. Fechter, Charles Fechter, Charles Fechter, Charles (1824-1879) Charles Fetcher as Hamlet. Charles Fechter was born in London on October 23, 1824 to French parents. As a child he wanted to be a sculptor and discovered his theatrical talent while appearing in some private...

20. Fechter, Charles Fechter, Charles Fechter, Charles A. Charles Fetcher as Hamlet. Charles Fechter was born in London on October 23, 1824 to French parents. As a child he wanted to be a sculptor. He discovered his theatrical talent almost by accident when he...
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