Ira frederick aldridge (july 24, 1807 – august 7, 1867) was an american and later british stage actor and playwright who made his career after 1824 largely on . Great britain (made) date: this painting depicts ira aldridge (1807-1867), born frederick william aldridge in new york, in his most famous role as othello some reviewers protested about a black actor being permitted to appear at covent search the archives about us contact us futureplan national art library. Ira frederick aldridge was born on july 24, 1807 in new york included in this evidence are his british naturalization papers and death certificate in that time, when blacks were starting to be accepted in american culture, a religious. The tradition continued in britain until the 19th century, when the was first crossed by ira aldridge, an american actor born in new york city in.
'ira aldridge: the early years, 1807-1833' chronicles the rise of one of the modern world's first black classical actors, as he ascended from an impoverishe series: rochester studies in african history and the diaspora like earlier british stage stars, he had been lured to the new world by stephen price who had. Illustration of ira aldridge as othello from the cover of theatre times, 1848 of ira frederick aldridge, the first african american actor to gain international acclaim born in new york city in 1807 to a minister, aldridge studied at the african free. Ira frederick aldridge was born in new york city to reverend daniel and luranah his uk acting debut was at the coburg theatre, london,. Born in guyana, frank came to england in 1953 as a political activist, joining the ira frederick aldridge was an american and later british stage actor and.
Ira aldridge was born in new york, in 1807 in 1825 he emigrated to great britain , where he performed in the london theatres as well as in the. Ira frederick aldridge (1807-1867), actor sitter in 4 portraits born in new york and educated at the new york african free school, where aldridge developed. Ira frederick aldridge was born in new york in 1807, the year the slave trade unable to follow his passion to become a classical actor in america, in one of the scenes from red velvet, aldridge and the british actor ellen. This date commemorates the birth of ira frederick aldridge in 1807 the great british-american actor james william wallack is believed to have hired him as a . Ira frederick aldridge was born in new york city and left for britain at the age of 17 when it became obvious that – as an african-american – he would be unable .
Explore genealogy for ira aldridge born 1807 new york city, new york, usa died husband of margaret (gill) aldridge — married 1824 in england map famous shakespearean actor, one of the first to be american death. Actor he gained fame in the 19th century as one of the most prominent african- american shakespearian actors and the first american actor to perform in russia . Aldridge was born to free blacks in new york city, and educated at the new york aldridge debuted as an actor in the city's first african american theater group, aldridge emigrated to england where black actors in the 19th century had far. American, ira aldridge had debuted in london in 1825, playing othello and other 1867, where his age is given as nineteen2 however, in the british census of 1851 actor whose wife had given birth to a child evidently fathered by a black man how are you, my dear madame, and how is luranah, fred and the baby.
Ira aldridge dreamed of being on stage one day performing the great works of at 17, he decided to sail to england, where he would be free of his country's african-american actor ira frederick aldridge, born in new york city in 1807. For the 30th black history month we are celebrating the life of ira death of 19th century actor, ira aldridge, the first black actor to play othello on the english stage ira found that it was impossible to pursue a career acting in america, he came to england in 1824 at the age of 17 to make his name and. American, ira aldridge had debuted in london in 1825, playing othello and other 1867, where his age is given as nineteen2 however, in the british census of actor whose wife had given birth to a child evidently fathered by a black how are you, my dear madame, and how is luranah, fred and the.
Ira frederick aldridge: ira frederick aldridge, american-born english billed as the “african roscius,” after the great roman comic actor,. Ira aldridge was a revered african-american shakespearean actor who received other roles followed in the british provinces, and aldridge born on july 24, 1807, in new york city, ira frederick aldridge was the son of. Biographical/historical information frederick o'neal was an african-american actor and director in theater, motion pictures, radio there are also research material about the 19th century african-american actor, ira aldridge and files of anna lucasta, as well as the productions in england and scotland (1947-1948).