Reference Entry

Kemble, Charles (1775-1854), actor, theatre manager, and playwright

J. Russell Stephens

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Kemble, Charles (1775-1854), actor, theatre manager, and playwright, was born on 25 November 1775 in Brecon, south Wales, the eleventh child of Roger Kemble (1722-1802) and his wife, Sarah, née Ward (1735-1807), respectively manager and leading actress of a company of strolling players. In a family which also contained two ...

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