- (1872-1928)Holbrook Blinn was born in San Francisco and made his acting debut there at six years in The Streets of London. He attended Stanford University, but returned to the stage and rose to stardom. His distinguished career included touring and leading roles on Broadway from the 1890s, including The New South (1893), The Clansman (1906), A Woman of No Importance (1916), The Famous Mrs. Fair (1920), The Bad Man (1920), The Dove (1925), and The Play's the Thing (1926, which he also directed). He was a leader in forming the Actors' Fidelity League during the actors' strike of 1919.
The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. James Fisher.
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