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Edwin Thomas Booth

November 13, 1833
Bel Air, Maryland, United States
Died June 7, 1893(1893-06-07) (aged 59)
New York City, New York, United States
Resting place Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Other names "The Master"
Occupation Actor
  • Mary Devlin
    (m. 1860; her death 1863)
  • Mary McVicker
    (m. 1869; her death 1881)
Parent(s) Junius Brutus Booth
Mary Ann Holmes
Relatives John Wilkes Booth (brother)
Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. (brother)
Asia Booth Clarke (sister)
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Edwin Thomas Booth (November 13, 1833 – June 7, 1893) was an American actor who toured throughout the United States and the major capitals of Europe, performing Shakespearean plays. In 1869, he founded Booth's Theatre in New York. Some theatrical historians consider him the greatest American actor, and the greatest Prince Hamlet, of the 19th century. His achievements are often overshadowed by his relationship with his younger brother, actor John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

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