Keene, Laura, 1826-1873

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Dates:
Birth 1826-07-20
Death 1873-11-04

Biographical notes:

Actress starring in the play "Our American Cousin" in Washington, D.C. the night Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. She was said to have taken a pitcher of water to him and cradled his head, thus staining her gown with his blood.

From the description of Papers. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 52112391

Laura Keene was a nineteenth-century actress who was playing in Our American Cousin at Ford's Theater the night Abraham Lincoln was shot. She was also known for her encouragement of playwrights.

From the description of Letter, 1864 April 1, Walnut St. [?], to [?]. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 24674839

Actress and theater manager.

From the description of Papers of Laura Keene, 1855-circa 1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131635

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Subjects:

  • Actresses
  • Drama--19th century
  • Theater
  • Copyright

Occupations:

  • Actresses
  • Theatrical managers

Places:

  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ford's Theatre National Historic Site (Washington, D.C.) (as recorded)