Booth, Junius Brutus

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Born: May 01, 1796 AD
Died: 1852 AD, at 56 years of age.

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.

 

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