Morris, William


Morris, William
(1861-1936)
   Born in Boston, Massachusetts, the actor is not to be confused with his contemporary (1873-1932), "the dean of the golden age of vaudeville," of the same name. The actor Morris began his stage career in 1876 with the Boston Museum, made his New York debut in 1882 with Augustin Daly's company, toured with Minnie Maddern Fiske (1886-1887) and with Helena Modjeska (1887-1888), and performed in stock in San Francisco (1889-1890). Returning to New York, he played several major roles on Broadway in the 1890s. He toured with Olga Nethersole in 1909. He continued his legitimate stage career in New York and San Francisco until 1932.

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  • Morris, William — (1834 1896)    Poet, artist, and socialist, b. at Walthamstow, and ed. at Marlborough School and Oxf. After being articled as an architect he was for some years a painter, and then joined in founding the manufacturing and decorating firm of… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • MORRIS, WILLIAM —    poet, art worker, and Socialist, born in Walthamstow, near London, son and heir of a wealthy merchant; studied at Oxford, where he became the lifelong bosom friend of Burne Jones; of an artistic temperament, he devoted his working hours to… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • MORRIS, William — (1834 1896)    English SOCIALIST and writer whose views influenced the growth of ROMANTICISM and anti industrial sentiments …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Morris, William — (1786 1858)    Born in Scotland. Emigrated with his parents to Canada in 1801, and engaged in business in Montreal; served in the militia in the War of 1812, and in 1816 settled in Perth. Member for Lanark in the Upper Canada Assembly, 1820 1836 …   The makers of Canada

  • Morris William Travers — (* 24. Januar 1872 in London; † 25. August 1961 in Stroud) war ein englischer Chemiker. Er studierte Chemie am University College und wurde dort 1903 Professor. Ab 1906 war er in Bangalore der erste Direktor des neu gegründeten Indischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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