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Lyn Harding (1876–1952)

Born in St Brides Wentlooge (now in Gwent), Wales, UK, where he was brought up as a strict Congregationalist and a Welsh speaker. He started his working life as an apprentice draper in Newport, Wales, and was drawn to an acting career after seeing "It's Never Too Late to Mend" at the Old Victoria Hall, Newport. Started career as a stage actor in ... See full bio »


(age 76) in London, England, UK

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Stage Play: The Merchant of Venice. Comedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. New Amsterdam Theatre: 8 May 1916- May 1916 (closing date unknown/20 performances). Cast: Claude Beerbohm. George A. Carr, Walter Douglas, Elsie Ferguson (as "Portia, an heiress in Belmont"), Edward A. Forbes, Gerald Hamer, Lyn Harding, George Hayes, ... See more »


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Parents expected him to be a preacher and were shocked by his turning to the stage. After seeing him perform his father said, "I have been in hell tonight.". See more »

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