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The Daily Dispatch: December 31, 1864., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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ry of him. "James William Wallack was born in London in 1795. Both his parents were on the stage; his father, William Wallack, being a distinguished comedian and vocalist; and his mother, Elizabeth Field, playing the leading female characters in the United States and Great Britain. "In 1851, he fixed his residence permanently in this city, and established Wallack's Theatre (now Wood's), on Broadway, at the corner of Broome street. Here he enjoyed an uninterrupted success for many yatre, the leading theatre of the United States, was established at the corner of Thirteenth street and Broadway. "Mr. Wallack was probably, up to the time of his retiring from the stage, the best of the old school of actors. He was, perhaps, mragedy, in parts that merged upon the melodramatic, like 'Julien St. Pierre,' he was inapproachable in his time. "Mr. Wallack has suffered for some years of affections often incident to old age. He always dressed with the most fastidious taste,