George Fawcett


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George Fawcett Rowe (1834—1889)


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(1860–1939), actor and manager. The Virginia-born artist, who made his professional debut in 1886, was best known for the company he headed from 1900 to 1905 in conjunction with his wife, Percy Haswell (1871–1945), at Albaugh's Lyceum Theatre in Baltimore. The ensemble was nationally respected for its fine productions of a wide variety of classic and modern plays, but the day for such quality stock troupes had passed, and Fawcett was unable to sustain it. He remained a highly admired character actor on Broadway until the early 1930s and appeared in numerous films.

From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre in Oxford Reference.

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