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Maude Adams     b. 1872 d. 1953     IBDB     Biography Link: darkchilde
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as Peter Pan
2 
portrait
3 
portrait
4 
portrait

Edwin Adams     b. 1834 d. 1877     Biography Link: Virtualology.com
1*   portrait

Mrs. J.H. Allen     d. 1911
1 *  portrait
2 *  portrait

Mary Anderson     b.1859 d. 1940     Biography Link: A Glimpse of Theater History
1 *  portrait
2 * as Galatea in Pygmalion and Galatea
3 * 
4 *
5 * as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet
6 *  portrait
7 * 
portrait
8 *
9 * 
portrait

John Lewis Baker     Debuted at Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre in 1849; leased the National Theatre of Cincinnati
                                     in 1857;
1 *  portrait

Helen Bancroft     IBDB Link
1 *  portrait

Frank C. Bangs     b. 1833 d. 1908    
1  portrait
2
3
as Mark Antony in Julius Ceasar
4 
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5 
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Lawrence Barrett     b. 1838 d. 1891     IBDB Link     Biography Link: Virtualology.com
1 as Lanciotto in Francesca da Rimini      
2 as Cassius in Julius Ceasar
4  portrait
5 * as Cassius in Julius Ceasar
6 * as Cassius in Julius Ceasar
7 * as Lanciotto in Francesca da Rimini
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9 *  portrait
10 as Cassius in Julius Ceasar

Viola Crocker Barrett     d. 1869     IBDB     Debuted as Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream in 1855 at the Walnut
                                           Street Theatre in Philadelphia;
1 *  portrait

Wilson Barrett     b. 1846 d. 1904     IBDB Link     Biography Link: Wikipedia
1 *
2

Maurice Barrymore     b. 1847 d. 1905     IBDB Link   Biography Link: Wikipedia
1  with Charles Harris in Alabama
2 in Alabama

Kathryn "Kate"?  Bartlett     IBDB link
1 *  portrait  

Kate Bateman     b. 1843 d. 1917     IBDB Link    Biography Link: Virtualology.com
1 as Leah in Leah the Forsaken
2 "     "     "     "      "         "
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4

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Blanche Bates     b. 1873 d. 1941     IBDB Link    Biography Link: Wikipedia
1  portrait
2   in The Girl of the Golden West, 1905

David Belasco     b. 1853 d. 1931     IBDB Link    Biography Link: Wikipedia
1  portrait

Harold Kyrle Bellew     b. 1857 d. 1911     IBDB Link    Biography Link: Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
1 *  portrait
2 *
3 as Orlando in As You Like It
4
as Antony in Julius Ceasar
5
in Romeo and Juliet
6
 in Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman

Sarah Bernhardt    b.1845 d. 1925     IBDB Link   Biography Link: Wikipedia
as the Duc De Reichstadt in L'Aiglon by Rostand
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4
5 as Theodora
6
7 as Salome
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10 as Salome
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12 NPR audio program Exhibit Celebrates Sarah Bernhardt's 'High Art'

Buffalo Bill (William Cody)     b. 1846 d. 1917    Biography Link: Buffalo Bill Historical Center
1  portrait
2  portrait

William Rufus Blake     b. 1805 d. 1863    Biography Link: The Canadian Encyclopedia
1 *  portrait

Kitty Blanchard     IBDB Link
1
as Henriette in The Two Orphans
2 
portrait
3
as Henriette in The Two Orphans

Agnes Booth     b. 1843 d. 1910     IBDB Link    Biography Link: Wikipedia
1 * 
portrait

Edwin Booth     b. 1833 d. 1893     IBDB Link     Biography Link: The Players
1  portrait
2  portrait
 as Hamlet
 as Iago
5 * as Hamlet
 as Richelieu
 as Hamlet
 1890 recording  from Othello from the Internet Archive.

John Wilkes Booth     b. 1838 d. 1865     IBDB Link    Biography Link: R.J. Norton     Biography Link: The National Park Service
1  portrait
2  portrait

Junius Brutus Booth     b. 1796 d. 1852     IBDB Link    Biography Link: A Glimpse of Theater History
1  portrait

Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.     b. 1821 d. 1883     IBDB Link    Biography Link: Find a Grave
1  portrait

Aubrey Boucicault     b. 1868 d. 1913   IBDB Link
1* 
portrait

Dion Boucicault     b. 1822 d. 1890     IBDB Link    Biography Link: A Glimpse of Theater History
1*  portrait
2 * portrait

Mrs. D.P. Bowers     b. 1830 d. 1895     IBDB Link     Biography Link: Virtualology.com
1* as Lady Audley in Lady Audley's Secret
2 *
  portrait

George Vining Bowers     b. 1835 d. 1878     low comedian
1 *  portrait

John Brougham     b. 1810 d. 1880     IBDB Link    Biography Link: Notable Names Database
1 *  portrait

Fanny Brown     b. 1837     d. ?      Debuted as Dora Sunnyside in The Octoroon at The Winter Garden Theatre;
1 
portrait

Dan Bryant     b. 1833 d. 1875     IBDB Link    Biography Link: Wikipedia
1 *  portrait

McKean Buchanan     b. 1823 d. 1872    Biography Link: Virtualology.com
1 *  portrait

J. Frank Burke     b. 1867 d. 1918    IMBD Link
1  portrait

Ione Burke     Began as child actress, long affiliation with Wallack's;
1* portrait
2 as Moya in The Shaughraum
3  "    "       "    "            "

Claude Burroughs     b. 1849 d. 1876      Debuted in Everybody's Friend in the role of Trap at the Winter Garden in 1866; died in the Brooklyn Theatre fire of 1876;
1 *  portrait

William Evans Burton     b. 1804 d. 1860     IBDB Link     Biography Link: A Glimpse of Theater History
1*  portrait

Kate Castleton     d. 1891
1

Ada Cavendish    b. 1847 d. 1895     Biography Link: Androom Archive
1
2 as Mercy Merrick
3

Georgia Cayvan     b. 1858 d. 1906     IBDB Link
1 *  portrait

Madame Celine Celeste     b. 1814 d. 1882    Biography Link: Classic Encyclopedia
1 *  portrait

Frank S. Chanfrau, Frank S.     b. 1824 d. 1884     IBDB Link    Biography Link: Wikipedia
1 *  portrait

Mrs. Frank S. Chanfrau     b. 1837 d. 1909          IBDB Link     First theatre appearance at the City Museum of Philadelphia as
                                             Miss Apsley in Willow Copse; joined the Arch Street for two seasons and then
                                             joined the company of the National Theatre in Cincinnati;
1 *  portrait
2 *  portrait

John Sleeper Clarke     b. 1833 d. 1899     IBDB Link     Biography Link: Wikipedia
1 *  portrait
2 *  portrait

Estelle Clayton     b. 1867 d. 1917     actress and playwright
1* 
portrait

Kate Claxton     b. 1850 d. 1924     IBDB Link     Biography Link: Virtualology.com
1 * 
portrait
2  portrait
3
with Kitty Blanchard in The Two Orphans
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as Louise in The Two Orphans

Ada Clifton     b. 1835 d. 1891     IBDB Link     Biography Link: The Vault at Pfaff's
1 *  portrait

Charles F. Coghlan    b. 1842 d. 1899     Biography Link: Classic Encyclopedia
1*

Rose Coghlan     b. 1853 d.1932     Biography Link: A Glimpse of Theater History
1 *  portrait
2 *  portrait
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5
6

James W. Collier     b. 1836 d.      First New York appearance at Niblo's Garden in 1859 as Rolando supporting
                                   Charlotte Cushman; toured in support of Maggie Mitchell for several years; Manager of the Union Square
                                  Theatre;
1 *  portrait

Benoit Constant Coquelin     b. 1841 d. 1909     IBDB Link     Biography Link: Wikipedia
1*  portrait

Charles Couldock     b. 1815 d. 1898     IBDB Link     Biography Link: Virtualology.com
1 *  portrait

Anna Cruise Cowell     b. 1824 d.      Irish singer/actress; U.S. debut in 1846 as Rosalind at the National Theatre in New York;
1 *  portrait

Charlotte "Lotta" Crabtree     b. 1847 d. 1924     IBDB Link    Biography Link: Nevada County Gold
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2 * 
portrait
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as Firefly
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William Henry Crane     b. 1845 d. 1928     IBDB Link     Biography Link at The Life and Times of Joseph Haworth
1*  portrait

Charlotte Cushman     b. 1816 d. 1876     IBDB Link     Biography Link at History of Performance Studies
1 *  portrait
2 * as Romeo
3 *  portrait
4 *  portrait
5 *  portrait

Edward Loomis Davenport     b. 1815 d. 1877     IBDB Link     Biography Link at Virtualology.com
1 *  portrait
2*  portrait

Fanny Davenport     b. 1850 d. 1898     IBDB Link    Biography Link at Wikipedia
1 *
2 * as Fedora
3 as Mabel in Pique
4 as Eugenia The Big Bonanza
5 as Mabel in Pique
6 as Eugenia The Big Bonanza
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as Mabel in Pique
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in Princess Royal
9 *
10 *

Florence C. Davenport     b. 1858
1*  portrait

Susan Denin     b. 1835 d. 1875
1* 
as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet

Henry E. Dixey     b. 1865 d. 1945    IBDB Link
1*  portrait
2  portrait
3 
portrait

John Drew     b. 1853 d. 1927     IBDB Link     Biography Link at Virtualology.com
1

Eleonora Duse     b. 1859 d. 1924     IBDB Link    Biography Link at Wikipedia
1  portrait
2
as Marguerite in The Lady of the Camellias
3 
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Ada Dyas     b. ? d. 1908     IBDB Link     Biography Link at Wikipedia
1 *   as Claire Folliott in The Shaughraun
2 *

 


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