Charles Fisher (actor)

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Fisher with actress Emily Rigl in The Big Bonanza, 1875

Charles Fisher (1816 – June 11, 1891) was an Anglo-American comedian.


He was born in Suffolk England, of a theatrical family. He made his debut in London at the Prince's Theatre in 1844. He moved to the United States and soon joined the company of William E. Burton of which he was a part for nine years (1852–61). He then performed in the company of Wallack (1861–72) and Daly (1872–90). He retired in 1890.[1] Fisher died at his home in New York City on June 11, 1891, after a period of illness. He was survived by his second wife, the actress Josephine Bowen.[2]


His best-known parts were Triplet in Masks and Faces, Sir Peter Teazle in The School for Scandal, Jacques in As You Like It, and Graves in Money.


  1. ^ The New International Encyclopædia
  2. ^ (12 June 1891). Death of Charles Fisher, The New York Times

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