David Garrick

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Birthday
19, 1717
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 20, 1779 (61)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
19, 1717
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 20, 1779 (61)

About

Influential English playwright and theater producer who managed the historic Drury Lane theater in London.

Before Fame

He tried opening a wine business with his brother after arriving to London in 1737. This business failed due to his distraction from amateur theater.

Trivia

He acted in many of the plays he produced at Drury Lane.

Family Life

He married Eva Marie Veigel in 1749.

Associated With

Harry Houdini was a prominent admirer of his work and kept his diary as part of his large theatrical books collection.

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