Edwin Adams (actor)
|Died||October 28, 1877 43) (aged|
He was born in Medford, Massachusetts, and worked "at a mechanical trade in Boston" before he became an actor.
Adams began his career on the stage in The Hunchback, at the National Theatre in Boston in 1853. He also appeared in Hamlet with Kate Josephine Bateman in 1860, as well in The Serf in 1865, and The Dead Heart, Wild Oats, The Lady of Lyons, Narcisse, and The Marble Heart.
In 1867, Adams joined Edwin Booth's acting company, appearing in Romeo and Juliet, Narcisse, Othello, and Enoch Arden, becoming the creator of the Arden role. From 1870-75, Adams toured the country performing his best-known roles.
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