Edmund Milton Holland

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Edmund Milton Holland (1848–1913) was an American comedian,


He was born in New York City in 1848, the son of well-known English American stage actor George Holland. He appeared upon the stage in childhood, but his regular professional career began in 1866 at Barnum's Museum. The next year, under the name of Mr. E. Milton, he became a member of Wallack's company, with which he played successfully in The Road to Ruin, Caste, and other pieces until 1880. After an interval, during which he made a tour in England, he was engaged in 1882 at the Madison Square Theatre. Among his characters in the years that followed were:

Beginning in 1895, he and his brother Joseph starred for two years in A Social Highwayman and other plays. In 1901–02 he played the title rôle in Eben Holden, and from 1903 to 1906 he played Captain Bedford in Raffles. In 1909 he joined the New Theatre Company, of which he remained a member till 1911, playing, among other parts:

He appeared as Metz in Years of Discretion at the Belasco Theatre in 1912.

He died in 1913.

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