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Aldridge, Ira Frederick

Born: 1807 AD
Died: 1867 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors

1807 – Aldridge was born in New York City on June 24, 1807.

1822 – Attended the African Free School in New York City and debuted as an actor in the city’s first African American theater group, called the African Theatre.

1825 – Portrayed Oronoko in a theatre play, A Slave’s Revenge.

1830 – Married Margaret Gill, an English woman.

1831 – Played in Dublin theatres with a good results.

1852 – Toured the continental Europe.

1858 – Had his Russian Tour and became acquainted with Leo Tolstoy.

1865 – Married Amanda Von Brandt, his former mistress.

1867 – Died on August 7, 1867.