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Name: Wilson Barrett
Dates: 1846-1904
Notes: English manager, actor, and playwright. Born on 18 February 1846 Grandson of Sir Wilson Barrett. Director of the Wilson Barrett Company which he formed in 1939 at the King's Theatre, Hammersmith in London. He made his first appearance on the stage at Halifax in 1864, and then played in the provinces alone and with his wife, Caroline Heath, in East Lynne. They married in 1866, having two sons, Frank and Alfred, and three daughters, Ellen, Katherine and Dorothea (Dollie). Wilson Barrett died in Liverpool, on 22 July 1904.
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