Hanford, Charles B.


Hanford, Charles B.
(1859-1926)
   Born in Sutter Creek, Amaden County, California, he was engaged by a stock company in Washington, D.C., in 1881, then toured with Thomas W. Keene. He earned invaluable experience and recognition when he toured with Edwin Booth and Lawrence Barrett, which then enabled him to form his own company and tour as a star. During World War I, he became known for his recitation of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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