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Thomas A'Becket, Sr. was an actor, musician and writer in the Philadelphia theatre from 1840 to 1889. He acted for both the Arch Street Theatre Company and the Walnut Street Theatre Company though the greatest portion of his time was spent at the Walnut. He acted there 1841-1842;1845- 1847; 1849-1855. After this time he seemed to travel, taking acting jobs in Chicago, St. Louis and other Midwestern cities. A'Becket was known as a major player in the Walnut Street Theatre and played many roles among them Polonius in HAMLET. A'Becket was born on March 17, 1808 and died in Philadelphia on January 6, 1890.

Thomas A'Becket, Jr. was a musician who worked in the Philadelphia area performing in concert ensembles. He also gave music lessons on a daily basis. He was born June 19, 1843, the oldest child of Thomas A'Becket, Sr.

From the guide to the A'Becket family diaries and prompt books, 1840-1890, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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associatedWith Allingham, John Till, fl. 1799-1810 person
associatedWith Almar, George person
associatedWith Barnett, C. Z. (Charles Zachary) person
associatedWith Beazley, Samuel, 1786-1851 person
associatedWith Becket, Thomas à, 1808-1890 person
associatedWith Becket, Thomas à, 1843-1918 person
associatedWith Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890 person
associatedWith Brown, John, 1715-1766 person
associatedWith Buckstone, John Baldwin, 1802-1879 person
associatedWith Cobb, James, 1756-1818 person
associatedWith Colman, George, 1762-1836 person
associatedWith Cooper, Frederick Fox, 1806-1879 person
associatedWith Cowley, Mrs. (Hannah), 1743-1809 person
associatedWith Cumberland, Richard, 1732-1811 person
associatedWith Kotzebue, August von, 1761-1819 person
associatedWith Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873 person
associatedWith Macfarren, George, 1788-1843 person
associatedWith O'Keeffe, John, 1747-1833 person
associatedWith Oulton, Walley Chamberlain, 1770? -1820? person
associatedWith Penley, S. (Samson) person
associatedWith S. Penley person
associatedWith Tobin, John, 1770-1804 person
associatedWith Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
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