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Famous actor-families in America (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 20 may 2012


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ...lagging spir-its, she had to be promised rewards of candy toward the close of many an evening's work. It must have been before 183o, though Mrs. Drew mentioned no specific time, that Andrew Jackson, then President of the United States, seeing her at an official levee in Washington, called her "a very pretty little girl." "Need I say," she commented, "that I was a Jackson Democrat from that hour, and have remained one up to date?" So, too, it may have been here that she was awed by the fascinating beauty of Fanny Kemble, who was present with her father. From 1829, when she received her first benefit, play-ing Pangloss, to 1836, her activity was constant. In April, 183o, she acted in "Richard II," at a thea-tre in New Orleans, and then shortly after set sail, under Mr. Kinlock's management, with a company bound for Jamaica. Shipwreck overtook them near atrh-SThv an Domingo; for six weeks they were forced to auO Kl-ijc camp, unable to get to the city; but when finally the 13&ttVlVlOEC0 belated strollers reached their destination, they found favorable reception. Misfortune here awaited them, however, in another form. Mr. Kinlock and baby, stricken with yellow fever, both died, and the mother and daughter, thus bereft, and further hastened by rumors of an insurrection, returned to America. But though she was becoming a favorite in the public regard, Louisa Lane's advance was slow; it meant work, and as we are prone to laud a self-made man in the business world, here in the process of development we find a type of the self-made player. She had to endure all the privations and hardships of travel and change, but she was never long without an engagement. Her next move was to hasten to the Philadelphia Arch Street Theatre,...

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