Edwin Booth

Edwin Booth

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Edwin Booth About

Nineteenth-century Shakespearean actor whose theatrical career was overshadowed by his family's infamy. His younger brother, John Wilkes Booth , assassinated President Abraham Lincoln .

Edwin Booth Before Fame

Born into a theatrical family, he made his stage debut in a Boston production of Shakespeare 's Richard III.

Edwin Booth Trivial Things

He played the role of Hamlet on numerous occasions.

Edwin Booth Family Life

He and his two brothers appeared on stage for an 1864 benefit performance of William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar .

Edwin Booth Associated With

In a strange twist of fate, Edwin Booth saved the life of Robert Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln 's son, not long before his brother, John Wilkes Booth , shot the president.