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Vale, Samuel (1797-1848), actor

Nilanjana Banerji

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/38085

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Vale, Samuel (1797-1848), actor, was born on 3 October 1797 in London, where his father was the proprietor of a toy shop. After finishing school he was placed in his father's shop, but was soon attracted to the theatre on seeing Edmund Kean perform at Drury Lane. In opposition to ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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