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Boucicault, Dion (Lardner)

Born: 1822 AD
Died: 1890 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Actors, Managers, Playwrights


1820 - He was born on the 26th of December.

1838 - His first play, A Legend of the Devil's Dyke opened in Brighton.

1853-1860 - He resided in the United States, where he was always a popular favorite. Boucicault and his wife toured the nation and he wrote many successful plays there.

1864 - Boucicault's next marked success was at the Princess's Theater, London with Arrah-na-Pogue, in which he played the part of a County Wicklow, Ireland carman.

1866 - He obliged and produced a version of the beloved American classic that would make Jefferson one of the most famous and well-respected comedians of his age.

1885 - Boucicault suddenly left Agnes to marry a young actress, named Louise Thorndyke, arousing scandal on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

1890 - He died on the 18th of September around the age of 69 in New York City.


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