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Famous Actor-Families in America

Excerpt from Famous Actor-Families in America It is always a pleasure to acknowledge the courtesies extended to one engaged in the search work. Dramatic records are so scattered that without assistance of this kind, it would be wellnigh impossible to attempt accuracy at statement. Under the title "Famous Families of American Players," I wrote a series of articles for The Theatre Magazine during 1904 and 1905, and I am indebted to the publishers, and to the editor, Mr. Arthur Hornblow, for the further use of my text and some of the accompanying illustrations. The valuable printed papers and clippings owned by Col. T. Allston Brown have been freely placed at my disposal by him; such a privilege cannot be overestimated. I have to thank the librarians of Columbia University and of the Astor Library for every facility extended to me; and for the loan of books from private libraries, I am indebted to Prof. Brander Matthews, of Columbia University, and to Mr. Richard A. Purdy, the well-known Shakespearian reader. Mr. William Seymour and Mr. Wells Hawkes have kindly loaned me several rare photographs, and these, together with many obtained from Colonel Brown and other sources, have aided greatly in enhancing the value of the illustrations. To Messrs. George, E. M., and Joseph Holland; to Mr. Tyrone Power; to Mr. Aubrey Boucicault; to Mr. E. L. Davenport; and to Mr. William Norris, I wish to express my thanks for records and data they have placed at my disposal, and for affording me opportunities of various kinds. I cannot fail to recognize the indirect service Mr. William Winter has rendered me; by the worthy intent and thoroughness of his writing, he places all students of the drama in his debt. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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