Edwin Booth

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Birthday
13, 1833
Birthplace
Bel Air, MD
Death Date
Jun 7, 1893 (59)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
13, 1833
Birthplace
Bel Air, MD
Death Date
Jun 7, 1893 (59)

About

Nineteenth-century Shakespearean actor whose theatrical career was overshadowed by his family's infamy. His younger brother, John Wilkes Booth, assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

Before Fame

Born into a theatrical family, he made his stage debut in a Boston production of Shakespeare's Richard III.

Trivia

He played the role of Hamlet on numerous occasions.

Family Life

He and his two brothers appeared on stage for an 1864 benefit performance of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. 

Associated With

In a strange twist of fate, Edwin Booth saved the life of Robert Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln's son, not long before his brother, John Wilkes Booth, shot the president.