Daniel Sully

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Daniel Sully
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Daniel Sully ca. 1885 -The History of the Boston Theatre, 1908
Born (1855-09-06)September 6, 1855
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
Died June 25, 1910(1910-06-25) (aged 54)
Woodstock, New York, U.S.A.
Occupation Circus Performer, Actor and Playwright
Years active 1890–1908

Daniel Sully (1855–1910), born Daniel Sullivan,[1] was an American circus performer, stage actor and playwright,[1] who gained popularity during the latter years of the nineteenth century.

Life and career[edit]

Daniel Sully was born on September 6, 1855, at Providence, Rhode Island.[1] He began as a circus performer before moving on to the theater where he would find success as both an actor and writer.[1] Sully was most remembered for his 1884 play, The Corner Grocery, that’s genesis was Edwin Waugh's The Chimney Corner.[1] In 1900 Sully found success with Daniel J. Hart’s play, The Parish Priest,[2] a dramatic comedy in which he played the central character, Father John Whalen.[3] Sully remained active on the legitimate stage and vaudeville until shortly before his death.[4] Sully was a member of the Elks Lodge in Baltimore, Maryland.[5]

Daniel Sully died on June 25, 1910 at his farm near Woodstock, New York.[1] He was survived by his wife, Louisa A. Fox, the daughter of George Fox, a famous pantomime artist remembered for the show Humpty Dumpty.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Hartford Courant June 27, 1910
  2. ^ American theatre: a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1869-1914 By Gerald Martin Bordman
  3. ^ The Player's Blue Book - A. D. Storms 1901
  4. ^ The Oakland Tribune April 24, 1909
  5. ^ The Players Blue Book 1901 pg. 224