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DIXEY, Henry E., actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 6 January 1859. In 1868 he attached himself to the variety stock at the Howard Athenaeum in his hatire City, and made his first success as Peanuts in " Under the Gaslight." In 1875 he played the Heifer in "Evangeline," at the Globe theatre. Other playes in which he has been seen are" Dr. Syntax in "Cinderella at School," Lorenzo in "The Mascot," Sir Mincing Lane in " Billee Taylot," Bunthorne in " Patience," Sir Joseph Porter in "Pinafore," Peter Papyrus in " The New Evangeline," Boss Knivett in "The Romany Rye," the Chancellor in "Iolanthe," William Crank in " Pounce & Co.," John Wellington Wells in " The Sorcerer," Brabazon Sykes in " The Merry Duchess," Carrickfergus in "The Duke's Motto," Frippaponne in "Lieutenant Helene," Henry Nervine in "Distinguished Foreigners," and Christopher Blizzard in "Confusion." In one or another of these parts he has been seen in all the large cities of the United States. In 1883 he began an engagement at the Bijou theatre, New York, in the burlesque of "Adonis," and acted it till the summer of 1885, when he appeared in the same piece in London, England, with considerable success. In September of the same year he returned to America, and reappeared at the Fifth avenue theatre, New York.
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