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JOSEPH SHEPHERD MUNDEN (1758—1832)

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 4 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOSEPH SHEPHERD MUNDEN (1758—1832), English actor, was the son of a London poulterer, and ran away from home to join a strolling company. He had a long provincial experience as actor and manager. His first London appearance was in 1790 at Covent Garden, where he practically remained until 1811, becoming the leading comedian of his day. In 1813 he was at Drury Lane. He retired in 1824, and died on the 6th of February 1832.
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