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Keeley, Robertlocked

(1793–1869)
  • Joseph Knight
  • , revised by Nilanjana Banerji

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Keeley, Robert (1793–1869), actor, one of a family of sixteen children, was born in London at 3 Grange Court, Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. After the death of his father, who had been a watchmaker, he was apprenticed to Hansard the printer, but ran away to join a strolling company of actors. Not discouraged by one or two failures as an amateur, in 1813 he joined the ...

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