- To be called back by the audience after the curtain call was a sign of genuine appreciation. Newspapers always reported when a star got one or more recalls. Eleanor Ruggles (266) recounts a joke made by Edwin Booth at the funeral of actor John Brougham, a very large man. His coffin was partially lowered into the grave but had to be raised again so the grave could be widened, at which Booth quipped that it was Brougham's "last recall."
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