See also:English actor, manager and dramatic writer, was
See also:born in Bath on the 3rd of
See also:September 1797, the son of a dancing
See also:master . First appearing as
See also:Harlequin, and then in small parts at
See also:Drury Lane, he went to the Haymarket in 1829, and was given leading
See also:comedy character business . He was the lessee of the Haymarket from 1837; he built the new Adelphi theatre (1859); later the Olympic, Princess's and St
See also:James's came under his
See also:control; and he was the
See also:patron of all the contemporary playwrights and many of the best actors, who owed their opportunity of success to him . As a character actor he was unequalled in his
See also:day, especially in such parts as Triplet in Masks and Faces, Joey Ladle in No Thoroughfare, and
See also:John Peerybingle in his own dramatization of The Cricket on the
See also:Hearth . He wrote, translated or adapted nearly a
See also:hundred plays .
See also:Webster took his formal farewell of the stage in 1874, and he died on the 3rd of
See also:July 1882 . His daughter, Harriette Georgiana (d . 1897), was the first wife of
See also:Levy-Lawson, 1st baron Burnham; and his son, W . S . Webster, had three children—Benjamin Webster (b . 1864; married to
See also:Miss May
See also:Whitby), Annie (Mrs A . E .
Georgeand Lizzie (Mrs
See also:Brough)—all well known on the
See also:London stage, and further connected with it in each case by
See also:marriage .
ALEXANDER WEBSTER (1707-1784)
DANIEL WEBSTER (1782-1852)
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