Louis Aldrich


Louis Aldrich

infobox actor
birthdate=birth date|1843|10|1
birthplace=At sea
deathdate=death date and age|1901|6|17|1843|10|1
deathplace=Kennebunkport, Maine
occupation=Stage actor

Louis Aldrich (October 1, 1843June 17, 1901) was a stage actor who later became president of the Actors' Fund of America.

Aldrich was born at sea while his mother was on her way from Germany to the United States. He was later adopted by a family living in Cincinnati, Ohio. He later attended Whitewater College in Wayne County, Indiana through 1857.

He went on tour as a child actor playing Richard III, Macbeth, and Shylock, before 1857. He joined the juvenile March Players of St. Louis, Missouri, from 1858 through 1863, when he joined Maguire's Opera House Company in San Francisco, California. He remained there from 1863 through 1866.

He then went to Boston, Massachusetts, to play in "Leah the Forsaken". Several years later, in 1873, he became the leading man of Mrs. John Drew's company, the Arch Street Players, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he stayed through the following year.

He went on to play several other roles, including Parson in McKee Ranker's adaptation of "The Danites" in 1877, and Joe Saunders in Bartley Campbell's "My Partner", from 1879 through 1885.

In 1897, he became the president of the Actors' Fund of America, a position he remained in until the year of his death, 1901, in Kennebunkport, Maine.

References

*"Who's Who in America, Historical Voluma, 1607-1896". Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1967.

ources

* [http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&docId=10647914 "Questia Online Library"]


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