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Calvert, Frederick Baltimore (1793–1877), actor and lecturer on elocution, was one of the eight children of Charles Calvert (1754–1797) [see under Calvert, Charles (1785-1852)], an amateur painter and steward to the duke of Norfolk at Glossop Hall, Derbyshire, and his wife, ...


Gordon Goodwin

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Parker, George (1732–1800), actor and public lecturer, was born at Green Street, Kent, the son of a tradesman. Little is known of his life apart from the account given in his memoirs, A View of Society and Manners in High and Low Life, being the Adventures of Mr G. Parker...


A. F. Pollard

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Pemberton, Charles Reece (1790–1840), actor and public lecturer, was born at Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, on 23 January 1790, and registered as Thomas Reece Pemberton. His father was from Warwickshire, his mother was Welsh, and he was the second of three children. When he was about four years old his parents moved to ...