William Farren

1786-1861 [poss. Irish]; played Sir Peter Teazle at Covent Garden, 1818; occas. parts as Meg Merrilies and Miss harlow in Old Maid; sued by Covent Gdn. management for appearing at Drury Lane, 1828; mgr. Strand and Olympic Theatres; excelled as old men; his son Henry Farren (?1826-1860, played Sir Charles Surface at Haymarket, c.1847; mgr. Brighton Theatres; moved to America and mgr. St Louis theatre; d. St. Louis.

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