Waller, Lewis


Waller, Lewis
(1860-1915)
   Born William Waller Lewis in Spain, he first acted on the London stage as Lewis Waller in 1883, then worked in provincial theatres for several years before achieving major success in The Three Musketeers in 1895. He set up his own company and operated in several London theatres, with a notable stint in New York between 1911 and 1912, winning acclaim in The Garden of Allah (1911), Beaucaire (1912), The Explorer (1912), Discovering America (1912), and King Henry V (1912). His wife, Florence West (frequently billed as Mrs. Lewis Waller), often acted with her husband.

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