The New International Encyclopædia/Adams, Edwin

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ADAMS, Edwin (1834-77). An American actor. He was born in Massachusetts, and first appeared at the Boston National Theatre, August 29, 1853, as Stephen in The Hunchback. He played Hamlet with Kate Bateman and J. W. Wallack at the New York Winter Garden in 1860, and then starred in all the principal cities; reappeared in New York in 1866, as Robert Landry in The Dead Heart; was in the company when Booth's Theatre opened, February 3, 1867, and played Mercutio, Iago, and Enoch Arden in that house. It was in the latter character that he attracted the most attention. He visited Australia, where his health failed.