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Grimaldi, Joseph [Joe]locked

(1778–1837)
  • Jane Moody

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Grimaldi, Joseph [Joe] (1778–1837), actor and pantomimist, was born on 18 December 1778 in Stanhope Street, Clare Market, London, into a family of dancers and clowns (he claimed, it appears falsely, to have been born a year later). His paternal grandfather, Giovanni Battista ‘Iron Legs’ Grimaldi...

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