John W. Albaugh

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John W. Albaugh
John W. Albaugh 1837-1909.jpg
Born (1837-09-30)September 30, 1837
Baltimore, Maryland
Died February 11, 1909(1909-02-11) (aged 71)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Occupation Stage actor

John William Albaugh, Sr. (September 30, 1837 – February 11, 1909 in Jersey City), was an American actor and manager.


Born in Baltimore, it was there that he made his first real appearance on the stage as the title character in a play called Brutus, or the Fall of Tarquin (1855), on a stage managed by Joseph Jefferson. Of his many subsequent impersonations, perhaps the best-known is that of Louis XI, at what later became Daly's Theatre in New York. After 1868 he was manager of theatres in St. Louis, New Orleans, and Albany. He was the sole lessee and manager of the Albaugh's Grand Opera House (1884–1894) in Washington, where he also built the Lafayette Square Opera House. He owned the new Lyceum Theatre in Baltimore, where he made his last appearance in 1899 before retiring from the stage.

Albaugh died at the home of his daughter in Jersey City from heart disease.[1]


General references

  • Players of the Present (see Part I, pps. 9 & 254), by John Bouvé Clapp (1855–1923) & Edwin Francis Edgett (1867–1946), De Vinne Press (publisher) for the members of The Dunlap Society, New York (1899–1901) OCLC 2623904, 812215123 & OCLC 1704733, 707689852 OCLC 795795237
    Part I, Dunlap Society New Series Publication No. 9 (1899)
    Part II, Dunlap Society New Series Publication No. 11 (1900)
    Part III, Dunlap Society New Series Publication No. 13 (1901)
    Extra Volume (1902)
  • The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 2, James T. White & Co. (James Terry White), New York (1891) OCLC 502439799, 6879488, 652420987
  • Who Was Who in America, A component Volume of Who's Who in American History, Volume 1, 1897–1942, A.N. Marquis Co., Chicago (1943) OCLC 1432949
  • Notable Names in the American Theatre, James T. White & Co., Clifton, New Jersey (1976)
  • The Oxford Companion to American Theatre, First edition, by Gerald Martin Bordman (1931–2011), Oxford University Press, New York (1984)
  • Who's Who on the Stage; The Dramatic Reference Book and Biographical Dictionary of the Theatre, Walter Lyman Browne (1856–1911) & Frederick Arnold Austin (1875–1961), editors & publishers, New York (1906)
  • Who's Who on the Stage; The Dramatic Reference Book and Biographical Dictionary of the Theatre, edited by Walter Lyman Browne (1856–1911) & Emanuel DeRoy Koch (1887–1975), B.W. Dodge & Co. (Benjamin Wales Dodge; 1862–1917), New York (1908)

Inline citations

  1. ^ Obituary: John W. Albaugh, New York Times, February 12, 1909, pg. 13

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