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Sir Augustus Henry Glossop Harris (1852–1896) by Walery, before 1891 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Harris, Sir Augustus Henry Glossop (1852–1896), actor and theatre manager, was born on 18 March 1852 in the rue Taitbout, Paris, one of five children of the theatre manager Augustus Glossop Harris (1826–1873) and his wife, née Maria Ann Bone, a theatrical costumier....

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Leon, Jack de (1902–1956), theatre manager and impresario, was born on 12 August 1902 at Colon, Panama, the second of eight children of Michael de Leon (1868–1914), merchant, and his wife, May Miriam Maduro (1881–1964). His love of drama developed from when he operated a puppet theatre as a child. In 1911 the family moved to ...

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Neilson, Julia Emilie (1868–1957), actress and theatre manager, was born in Tottenham Court Road, London, on 12 June 1868, the only child of Alexander Ritchie Neilson, a silversmith and jeweller, and his wife, Emily Davis, who was one of an unusually gifted Jewish family of five sisters, no fewer than seven of whose offspring became professional actresses. Her widowed mother later married ...

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Julia Emilie Neilson (1868–1957) by Barraud, pubd 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Reinhardt, Max [real name Max Goldmann] (1873–1943), theatre director and manager, was born Max Goldmann on 9 September 1873 in Baden, near Vienna, of Jewish parents, the eldest of six children of Wilhelm Goldmann (1846–1906), shopkeeper, and his wife, Rosa Weingraf (1851–1924)...

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Max Reinhardt (1873–1943) by unknown photographer, 1923? [ and Lady Diana Cooper (1892–1986) [rehearsing The Miracle by Karl Vollmoeller]] Getty Images