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Wilson Barrett (I) (1846–1904)


A famous 19th-century actor-manager who played such roles as William Shakespeare's "Othello" onstage in addition to writing his own plays. His most famous stage work is the 1890s religious drama "The Sign of the Cross"; it appeared at approximately the same time as Henryk Sienkiewicz's classic novel, "Quo Vadis?", and may have been an "unofficial ... See more trivia »


(age 58) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Sign of the Cross
The Sign of the Cross
Hoodman Blind
Hoodman Blind Writer
A Man of Sorrow


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 1932 The Sign of the Cross (from the play by)
 1923 Hoodman Blind (play)
 1916 A Man of Sorrow (play "Hoodman Blind")
 1914 The Sign of the Cross (play)
 1913 Hoodman Blind (play)
 1904 The Sign of the Cross (Short)
 1902 A Fight with Sledgehammers (Short) (sketch "The Sledgehammer")

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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Hoodman Blind", produced on Broadway (filmed as A Man of Sorrow (1916), Hoodman Blind (1913), Hoodman Blind (1923)). See more »

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Children: sons Frank and novelist & playwright Alfred Barrett; daughter Dollie. His grandson was also a performer of the same name, Wilson Barrett. See more »

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