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BANGS, Francis C., actor, born in Virginia in October 1837. His first appearance on the stage was in November 1852, in the Old National theatre, Washington, District of Columbia He played in New York for the first time, at Laura Keene's theatre, in the spring of 1858, at Wallack's in December of that year, and at the Winter Garden in 1860, after which he retired from the stage until 1865, when he appeared as William Tell at the National theatre, Washington. He played Old Tom in "After Dark " at Niblo's Garden in November 1868, and in 1869 appeared as the Duke of Alva in " Pattie " at the Grand Opera-House. He took part in the Shakespearian revival at Booth's theatre in 1875, and afterward played with Charles Thorne in the "Corsican Brothers." In 1884 he appeared in the role of Willie Denver in "The Silver King."
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