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GAYLER, Charles, dramatist, born in New York City, 1 April, 1820. He early began journalistic work, and in 1848 edited the Cincinnati "Evening Despatch." He also at this time wrote for the stage. In 1850 he returned to New York and became connected with the press, and is still (1887) a frequent contributor. He has produced upon the American and London stage more than one hundred plays, comedies, dramas, burlesques, etc., the majority of which have received favorable recognition. Among these are "The Gold-Hunters" (1849); "Taking the Chances" (1851); "The Love of a Prince"; "The Son of the Night"; "The Magic Marriage"; "A Mistress of Arts"; "The Connie Soogah"; "The Refugees"; "The American Cousin at Home"; "Our Female American Cousin"; "Olympiana"; "The Robbers of the Rhino"; "The Romance of a Very Poor Young Man"; "The Life Shadow"; "Aspasia"; "The Child-Stealer"; "Night and Morning"; "The Wizard's Tempest"; "Out of the Streets"; "Dust and Diamonds With the Tide"; "Fritz"; "Inflation Brom Bones Sleepy Hollow"; "Jacquine Lord Tatters"; "Kissing the King"; "Jalma"; "The Bohemian Under the Ring," and "Miss Mollie." He has also written several novels, among which are "Montagone," "The Romance of a Poor Young Girl," "Out of the Streets," "Pet," and "The Cousin Germain."
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