Louis Aldrich (1843-1901)

Louis Aldrich, an actor and theatrical manager, made his stage debut as a child prodigy in the title role of "Richard III" at the Cleveland Academy of Music. In 1858 Aldrich joined a troupe of juvenile players and toured Australia and the West Coast for five years. He joined the Boston Museum Theatre Company in 1866 and remained for seven seasons, performing opposite major stars. In 1877 Aldrich became an overnight sensation as the Parson in "The Danites." Aldrich then starred in his own production of "My Partner," which was a success for six years and made him rich. Toward the end of his life, Aldrich spent his time raising money for philanthropic societies for indigent actors; the Actor's Society was a forerunner of Actors Equity. Ultimately he was not a brilliant actor but he excelled at roughhewn, kindhearted western heroes.

1870 circa 5 years
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William S. Warren (Boston)
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