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Hodge, William Thomas

Larry Clark

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Hodge, William Thomas (01 November 1874–30 January 1932), actor and playwright, was born in Albion, New York, the son of Thomas Hodge, a businessman and real estate agent, and Mary Anderson. He began his education in the Albion public schools and continued in the public schools of Rochester, New York, after his family moved there early in his childhood. In 1891, at the age of seventeen, he ran away from home determined to go on the stage. He began his career as a property man for the Hill Repertoire Company, which was managed by his brother Joseph. During his stay with this company and all through his apprentice years he gained experience in virtually all aspects of the theater, becoming a member of a number of lesser touring companies that frequented the small towns in New York. These early days also found him performing with companies in Canada and appearing in vaudeville in Chicago, Illinois....

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