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Booth, Junius Brutus

Born: 1796 AD
Died: 1852 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors

1796 – Born in St. Pancras, London, England, on the 1st of May, the son of Richard Booth, a lawyer, and Jane Elizabeth Game.


1814 – Performed roles in several small theatres throughout England, and joined a tour of the Low Countries.


1815 – Returned to London to make his debut.


1817 – Gained national renown with his performance in the title role of Richard III at the Covent Garden Theatre.


1821 – Booth eloped to the United States with Mary Ann Holmes, abandoning his wife Adelaide and their young son Richard.


1825-1826 – Booth made tours of his native England.


1831 – Became the manager of the Adelphi Theatre in Baltimore.


1833 – He suffered from a combination of alcoholism and madness.


1836-1837 Once again he made tours to England.


1852 – Involved in a tour of California with his sons Edwin Booth and Booth, Jr., performing in San Francisco and Sacramento.


        – Junius Brutus Booth died on 30th of November.


Father of Edwin Thomas Booth, John Wilkes Booth, and Junius Brutus Booth.