Frohman, Charles, 1860-1915

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Birth 1860-07-15
Death 1915-05-07

Biographical notes:

Charles Frohman (1860-1915) was a theater manager in New York City and London.

From the description of Charles Frohman Letterpress Copybooks, 1898-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122455669

The theatrical manager and producer Charles Frohman was born in Sandusky, Ohio in 1860. He was the youngest brother of theatrical managers Daniel (1851-1940) and Gustave (1855-1930) Frohman. By 1883 Charles Frohman was working as an independent producer; in 1890 he organized his Charles Frohman Stock Company; and at the time of his death in 1915 (he was drowned on the torpedoed Lusitania) he was the proprietor and manager of of the Empire (location of his New York office), Criterion, Lyceum, Garrick, Savoy, and Knickerbocker theaters in New York, and of the Duke of York's, Comedy, Globe (location of his London office), and Adelphi theaters in London. He was also the joint manager of the Vaudeville Theatre in London.

Frohman's affairs were continued after his death as Charles Frohman, Inc., with his brother Daniel as a joint manager.

From the guide to the Charles Frohman Letterpress Copybooks, 1898-1921, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Bronson Howard, a playwright, was born 7 October 1842 in Detroit, Michigan. He worked as a journalist in Detroit and New York until he was able to support himself as a playwright. Mr. Howard's work was among the first American drama to be given serious attention on stage, not only in the United States but also in England. Among his most important plays are Saratoga (1870), The Banker's Daughter (1877), The Henrietta (1887), and Shenandoah (1889).

Mr. Howard founded and served as president of the American Dramatists Club, through which he was instrumental in extending copyright protection to American playwrights. Mr. Howard died in 1908.

From the guide to the Bronson Howard papers, 1852-1895, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)


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