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 Albany 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

Inline citations

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

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