Jefferson De Angelis

Thomas Jefferson De Angelis (November 30, 1859 March 20, 1933), born in San Francisco was an American century stage actor who specialized in comedy and acrobatic clowning and who achieved fame in vaudeville and on Broadway. He was also a stage director and producer. He began in Baltimore at age 10. Near the end of his life he appeared in the hit 1927 Broadway play The Royal Family by Edna Ferber. He sporadically appeared in silent films, mostly shorts. De Angelis wrote his autobiography in 1931 titled A Vagabond Trouper with Alvin E. Harlow.[1][2]

Jefferson De Angelis
Thomas Jefferson De Angelis

November 30, 1859
DiedMarch 20, 1933
Orange, New Jersey, Essex County
Other names"Jeff"
Years active1870-1930
Spouse(s)Florence Conliffe
Charlotte Elliott


  1. Who Was Who in the Theatre: 1912-1976, page 623, a compilation of annual publications by John Parker; 1976 edition by Gale Research
  2. The Oxford Companion To American Theatre page 191, 2nd edition by Gerald Bordman, c. 1992 by The Oxford University Press
  3. "Daily Illini". Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. p. 7. Retrieved March 4, 1911. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
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