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Ira Aldridge

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Ira Aldridge

Person  Male  Born 24/7/1807  Died 7/8/1867

Categories: Race Issues, Theatre

Countries: Poland, USA

Actor. Born Ira Frederick Aldridge in New York City (his date of birth is approximate). He started his acting career with the African Company in the early 1820s, but faced with racial discrimination, he emigrated to Britain in 1824. His various roles culminated with the lead in Othello. He toured extensively throughout Europe and died while in Łódź, Poland.

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Ira Aldridge

 Quintus Roscius Gallus was a Roman actor c.100 BC.

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