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date: 26 November 2020

Wigan, Alfred Sydneylocked

  • Joseph Knight
  • , revised by Nilanjana Banerji


Wigan, Alfred Sydney (1814–1878), actor, whose father, James Wigan, a teacher of languages, was at one time secretary to the Dramatic Authors' Society, was born at Blackheath, Kent, on 24 March 1814. The actor and playwright Horace Wigan was his younger brother. His early career is obscure, his own accounts of it being contradictory. Since he exhibited some talent for music, he became '...

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