Daniel Sully ca. 1885 -The History of the Boston Theatre, 1908
September 6, 1855|
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
|Died||June 25, 1910
Woodstock, New York, U.S.A.
|Occupation||Circus Performer, Actor and Playwright|
Life and career
Daniel Sully was born on September 6, 1855, at Providence, Rhode Island. He began as a circus performer before moving on to the theater where he would find success as both an actor and writer. Sully was most remembered for his 1884 play, The Corner Grocery, that’s genesis was Edwin Waugh's The Chimney Corner. In 1900 Sully found success with Daniel J. Hart’s play, The Parish Priest, a dramatic comedy in which he played the central character, Father John Whalen. Sully remained active on the legitimate stage and vaudeville until shortly before his death. Sully was a member of the Elks Lodge in Baltimore, Maryland.
Daniel Sully died on June 25, 1910 at his farm near Woodstock, New York. He was survived by his wife, Louisa A. Fox, the daughter of George Fox, a famous pantomime artist remembered for the show Humpty Dumpty.
- Hartford Courant June 27, 1910
- American theatre: a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1869-1914 By Gerald Martin Bordman
- The Player's Blue Book - A. D. Storms 1901
- The Oakland Tribune April 24, 1909
- The Players Blue Book 1901 pg. 224