Seymour, William

Seymour, William
   Born in New Orleans, William Seymour began a successful career as actor, director, and stage manager as a child actor. In 1865, he became a call-boy at Booth's Theatre and acted with Edwin Booth, Joseph Jefferson, Charlotte Cushman, and Edwin Forrest, after which he managed several theatres, including the Union Square Theatre, the Madison Square Theatre, the Metropolitan Opera House, and the Empire Theatre. His directorial credits include Clyde Fitch's Barbara Frietchie (1899) and an all-star revival of Trelawny of the "Wells" in 1925. Seymour also managed the Boston Museum from 1879-1888 and was married to E. L. Davenport's daughter, May.

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