FRANCIS WILSON AUTOGRAPH


Francis Wilson was born February 2, 1854 – died October 7, 1935. Wilson was an American actor, born in Philadelphia. He began his career in a minstrel show, but by 1878 was playing at the Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, and the next year appeared in M’liss with Annie Pixley. After several years in regular comedy, he took up some comic opera, appearing with the McCaull Comic Opera Company and making a great success in Erminie (1886). In 1889, leaving New York’s Casino Theatre, he made his appearance as a star in The Oolah. Plays in which he starred subsequently include: The Lion Tamer (1891); The Little Corporal (1898); The Bachelor’s Baby (1909), written by himself. He was the author of Joseph Jefferson: Reminiscences of a Fellow Player (1906), The Eugene Field I Knew (1898), and several plays of which The Bachelor’s Baby was the most successful. Original Francis Wilson Autograph, signed on cut paper. Approx. size: 4 1/8 inch x 1 1/2 inch. Regular Price – $ 85.00 / Sale Price – $ 43.00.

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