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DREW, John, actor, born in Dublin, Ireland, 3 September 1825 ; died in Philadelphia, Pa,., 21 May 1862. He made his first appearance on the stage at the Bowery theatre, New York, in 1845, as Dr. O'Toole in " The Irish Tutor." After acting for several seasons at the Albany, New York, museum, he visited Philadelphia, and at once became a favorite, appearing there for the first time at the Chestnut Street theatre, 28 August 1852, as Trapanti in "She Would and She Would Not." In 1853, in conjunction with William Wheatley, he became manager of the Arch Street theatre in the same City. After acting throughout the United States, he visited England in 1855, California in 1858, and Australia in 1859. He returned to this country in 1862, and made his last appearance on any stage on9 May of was destroyed by fire, but was re-stereotyped and printed in 1870. He has also published pamphlets and schoolbooks, and was associate editor of the seventh revised Oxford edition of Liddell and Scott, published in 1883, and is general editor of Harper and Brothers' new classical series.
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