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John Brougham (1810–1880)

Brougham, John. An American actor and playwright; born in Dublin, Ireland, May 9, 1810; died in New York, June 7, 1880. He made his début as an actor in England in 1830. He came to America in 1842, and with the exception of a short return trip to England in 1860, remained here until his death. He was the author of over 100 comedies, farces, and burlesques. Among his most successful plays were: ‘Vanity Fair’; ‘The Irish Emigrant’; ‘The Game of Love’; and ‘London Assurance,’ written in collaboration with Dion Boucicault. He is also author of sketches entitled ‘Basket of Chips’ (1855) and ‘Bunsby Papers.’