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Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.

Born: Dec 22, 1821

Death: Sep 16, 1883

Birthplace: Baltimore

Nationality: United States

Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.

Date of Birth : Dec 22, 1821
Date of Death : Sep 16, 1883
Birth Place : Baltimore

Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. was an American actor and theatre manager. As a member of the illustrious Booth family of actors, Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. was overshadowed not only by his father Junius, Sr. and brothers Edwin and John Wilkes, but by his wife Agnes, who was a successful actress in her own right. Booth managed the Boston Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Winter Garden Theatre, and Booth's Theatre where his brother Edwin was the star attraction. Though a relatively undistinguished actor, Junius, Jr. was highly regarded for his performances as King John and Cassius in Julius Caesar, which he performed with Edwin as Brutus and John Wilkes as Mark Antony in 1864. Junius Brutus Booth, Jr., himself was briefly imprisoned in Washington, DC, after his brother assassinated Abraham Lincoln. At the time of the assassination, he was fulfilling an acting engagement in Cincinnati, Ohio. Even so, he was arrested and hurried by train to the Old Capitol Prison, where he was interrogated and released. He married Agnes Land Perry in 1867. He retired in 1881 to Masconomo House in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, where he died on September 17, 1883.

Parents


  • Junius Brutus Booth
  • Mary Ann Holmes

Spouse


  • Agnes Booth

Children


  • Sydney Barton Booth
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