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"Kevin. Mac Donnell" <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 28 Jan 2007 12:35:58 -0600
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Does anyone know who played the Prince in the Children's Educational Theatre
stage version of P&P on Nov 19, 1907?

Annie Herts (the lady who founded the theatre) wrote a book about her
theatre but does not name the child actor. Nor does Paine, Frohman (memoir,
1935), or MT Speaking (Twain gave a curtain speech that night), all of which
give accounts of the evening, as does the NY Times of Nov 20, 1907, where
none of the child actors are named.

I've uncovered scant evidence -- very scant but intriguing-- that this child
actor may have gone on to have a long acting career in Hollywood (but still
no name given). There are at least two photos of this actor in his role in
the CET stage version, but they are no help either.

Kevin Mac Donnell
Austin TX