Charles Kean (1811-1868)
Charles Kean was an English actor, son of the famous actor Edmund Kean, and Mary Chambers. When Edmund left his family, Charles was forced to support himself and decided to act. After small success in Ireland, Charles went to the U.S. He debuted as Richard III in New York in 1830 with great success. He toured North America twice and was able to command huge fees. He married Ellen Tree in 1842 and often starred with her. Here he is in costume as Hamlet.
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