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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 231 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALEXANDRE FEBVRE FRIlDIARIC . (1835– ), French actor, was born in Paris, and after the usual apprenticeship in the provinces and in several Parisian theatres in small parts, was called to the Comedie Francaise in 1866, where he made his debut as Philip II. in Don Juan d'Autriche. He soon became the most popular leading man in Paris, not only in the classical repertoire, but in contemporary novelties. In 1894 he toured the principal cities of Europe, and, in 1895, of America. He was also a composer of light music for the piano, and published several books of varying merit. He married Mdlle Harville, daughter of one of his predecessors at the Comedie Frangaise, herself a well-known actress.

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