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Kate Josephine Bateman

Born: Oct 7, 1842

Death: Apr 8, 1917

Birthplace: Baltimore

Nationality: United States

Kate Josephine Bateman

Date of Birth : Oct 7, 1842
Date of Death : Apr 8, 1917
Birth Place : Baltimore

Kate Josephine Bateman was an American actress. She was born at Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Hezekiah Linthicum Bateman, an actor and theatrical manager. Her mother, Sidney Frances Bateman, was also an actress. With her sister, Ellen, she appeared on stage almost in infancy and exhibited unusual talent. In 1856, the Bateman children retired from child acting. Ellen Bateman never returned to the stage, retiring permanently after her marriage to Claude Greppo in 1860. In March 1860, the sixteen-year-old Kate Bateman returned to the stage in her mother's adaptation of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Evangeline at the Winter Garden in New York City. This role launched Bateman to stardom and she eventually fell into the usual "romantic" roles, such as Shakespeare's Juliet, Pauline in The Lady of Lyons and Julia in The Hunchback. Bateman's "greatest dramatic triumph" as an actress, was her role in Leah the Forsaken, as the title character Leah. The play opened at Niblo's Garden in New York on January 19, 1863; it was extremely popular despite horrible reviews from dramatic critics.


  • Hezekiah Linthicum Bateman


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