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EYTINGE, Rose, actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in September 1835. She first appeared in Brooklyn as an amateur in 1852, and during the following year went west, playing with Hough's dramatic company. Later she was connected with the Green Street theatre in Albany, and acted there for some time. Her first appearance in New York was in 1862 at the Olympic theatre, under the management of Laura Keene, where she filled an engagement of two weeks. Subsequently she was connected with Edwin Booth, and afterward was engaged at the Winter Garden theatre. In 1868'9 she was leading lady in Wallack's company, playing Nancy Sykes, Lady Gay Spanker, Beatrice, and other characters. She then starred through the country in various r51es, succeeded best in Rose Michel, and afterward played Gervaise in "Driuk" at the Standard theatre, New York, making a great success. Subsequently she appeared in the titular role of "Felicia" at the Union square in New York. In 1880 she visited England, where she was well received, and in 1884 made a starring tour through the United States, playing in legitimate drama. While in Albany she married David Barnes, from whom she was afterward divorced, and married George H. Butler, for a time U. S. consul general to Egypt. Later she married Cyril Searle, who was her leading support while traveling.
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