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Aldridge, Ira Frederick, -1867

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    • African Roscius, -1867
    • Aldridge, Ira, -1867
    • Aldridge, Ira Frederick, d. 1867
    • Oldridz︠h︡, Aĭra, -1867
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1807-07-24
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1867-08-07
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Old Vic Theatre (London, England)
        • Organization: (naf) African Theatre (Theater group)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Łódź (Poland)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Russia
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Aldridge, Ira Frederick, d. 1867
  • Sources

    • found: A glance at the life of Ira Frederick Aldridge ... c1917.
    • found: The black doctor, 1841?:t.p. (Ira Aldridge) [Info. fr. InU]
    • found: Nineteenth-century American drama, 1977(Aldridge, Ira, 1807-1867) [Info. fr. InU]
    • found: Ira Aldridge, 2011:ECIP data view (African American Shakespearean actor; b. 1807; d. 1867)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 18, 2011:(Ira Frederick Aldridge; July 24, 1807, New York City; d. 7 August 1867; an African American stage actor who made his career largely on the London stage and in Europe, especially in Shakespearean roles; he is the only actor of African-American descent among the 33 actors of the English stage honored with bronze plaques at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon; he was especially popular in Prussia and Russia, where he received top honors from heads of state; he died in August 1867 while visiting Łódź, Poland) -
    • found: Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass, accessed October 26, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Aldridge, Ira; Ira Frederick Aldridge; stage / screen actor; born 24 July 1807 in New York, New York, United States; worked at the fledgling African Grove Theater (African Theatre (Theater group)); the theater closed in 1823 after the New York City government refused to grant it a license; immigrated to England (1824); made his debut at the Royal Coburg Theatre (Old Vic Theatre) (1825); used the stage name Mr. Keene and was also known as "the African Roscius" until he reverted to his family name in (1832); toured in Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Austria, and Poland; received the Gold Medal of the First Class for Art and Sciences from the king of Prussia and the Medal of Ferdinand from the emperor of Vienna; became a British citizen (1858); died 10 August 1867 in Lodz, Poland)
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