Person:Edward Willard (3)

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Edward Smith Willard
d.9 Nov 1915 Surrey, England
m. 25 Feb 1844
  1. Elizabeth Willard1845 -
  2. Sarah Willard1847 - 1867
  3. Ann Willard1848 -
  4. Walter Willard1850 -
  5. Caroline Willard1852 - 1902
  6. Edward Smith Willard1853 - 1915
  • HEdward Smith Willard1853 - 1915
  • WEmily Waters1852 -
m. Mar 1875
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Name Edward Smith Willard
Gender Male
Birth[21] 9 Jan 1853 Brighton, Sussex, England
Christening[1] 16 Feb 1853 Chapel Royal, Brighton, Sussex, England
Marriage Mar 1875 Sunderland, Durham, Englandto Emily Waters
Other[3] 20 Apr 1890 Actors Next to Irving Newspaper
Other[3] 7 Sep 1890 The Future of Palmers Newspaper
Other[4] 12 Oct 1890 In Irvings Footsteps Newspaper
Other[3] 9 Nov 1890 New York, USAActor and Artist Honored Newspaper
Other[4] 11 Nov 1890 New York, USAMr. Willard's First Appearance Newspaper
Other[3] 16 Nov 1890 New York, USAThe Middleman Ad Newspaper
Other[3] 30 Nov 1890 New York, USAA Stage Villain No More Newspaper
Other[3] 31 Jan 1891 New York, USATo Meet Mr. Willard Newspaper
Other[4] 3 May 1891 Applause For Willard Newspaper
Other[5] 8 May 1891 Willard Honors Newspaper
Other[5] 24 May 1891 Gala Night at the Play Newspaper
Other[6] 5 Oct 1891 People are Generous Newspaper
Other[6] 10 Oct 1891 At The Whitehouse Newspaper
Other[7] 6 Nov 1891 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USAPlayed to over 30,000 people Newspaper
Other[8] 20 Dec 1892 Mr. E.S. Willard secures his place in the affections of the New York Public Newspaper
Other[9] 27 Dec 1892 Actors Left Penniless Newspaper
Other[10] 29 Dec 1892 Behind The Footlights Newspaper
Other[4] 13 Jan 1893 Talks Of The Drama Newspaper
Other[4] 14 Jan 1893 Just Nervousness, Not Stage Fright. Newspaper
Other[4] 15 Jan 1893 Becomes A Favorite Newspaper
Other[6] 30 Mar 1893 Mr. Willard's Big Hit Newspaper
Other[11] 29 Apr 1893 E.S. Willard refuses to re-book eight theatres Newspaper
Other[6] 15 Nov 1893 Everybody Knew The Actor. Newspaper
Other[6] 19 Nov 1893 In A Dressing Room Newspaper
Other[6] 10 Dec 1893 E.S. Willard Income Newspaper
Other[4] 17 Dec 1893 Henry Irving Dines at the Lotos Club Newspaper
Other[3] 17 Dec 1893 Henry Irving at the Lotos Club Newspaper
Other[3] 23 Jan 1894 E.S. Willard Acts Hamlet Newspaper
Other[4] 22 Apr 1894 Willard Is Liked Newspaper
Other[4] 29 Apr 1894 Willard Says Good-By Newspaper
Other[4] 13 May 1894 Mr. E.S. Willard's Plans Newspaper
Other[3] 6 Jul 1894 Theatrical Gossip Newspaper
Other[12] 18 Jul 1894 Henry Irving Newspaper
Other[13] 6 Oct 1894 Willard terminates his London engagement Newspaper
Other[14] 25 Jun 1895 After Many Years Newspaper
Other[3] 3 May 1896 Henry Arthur Jones Again Newspaper
Other[15] 15 Nov 1896 Plays And Players Newspaper
Other[4] 17 Nov 1896 E.S. Willard in his new play Newspaper
Other[4] 8 Dec 1896 Cries of bravo for E.S. Willard Newspaper
Other[4] 24 Dec 1896 Has To Do All The Acting Himself Newspaper
Other[6] 24 Jan 1897 Tyranny Of The Stage Newspaper
Other[4] 10 Mar 1897 E. S. Willard in "The Middleman" Newspaper
Other[16] 2 May 1897 On The Rialto Newspaper
Other[3] 3 Jun 1897 Passengers For Europe Newspaper
Other[5] 18 Jul 1897 Willard's New Play Newspaper
Other[5] 19 Dec 1897 Mr. Willard's Farewell Newspaper
Other[3] 6 Mar 1898 Anna Held In Atlanta Newspaper
Other[17] 6 Mar 1898 MLLE. Held Left Yesterday Newspaper
Other[18] 16 Mar 1898 Actor Willard Poisoned Newspaper
Other[4] 20 Mar 1898 Willard Has The Fever Newspaper
Other[17] 20 Mar 1898 Willard Will Take A Rest Newspaper
Other[3] 21 Mar 1898 E. S. Willard Is Better Newspaper
Other[3] 22 Mar 1898 E. S. Willard Better Newspaper
Other[3] 27 Mar 1898 E. S. Willard's Condition Newspaper
Other[4] 14 Apr 1898 E. S. Willard Better Newspaper
Other[19] 3 May 1898 E. S. Willard fever relapse Newspaper
Other[4] 22 May 1898 E. S. Willard Is Convalescent. Newspaper
Other[4] 23 May 1898 Mrs. Willard Is In Chicago Newspaper
Other? 11 Jan 1905 Arrived in New York from England Travel
Other[2][22] 15 Apr 1912 London, EnglandNewspaper
Other[2][23] 18 Mar 1913 London, EnglandNewspaper
Death[2] 9 Nov 1915 Surrey, England
Other[2][24] 10 Nov 1915 London, EnglandNewspaper
Other[2][25] 25 Jan 1916 London, EnglandNewspaper

Willard, Edward Smith (1853-1915), English actor, who was particularly admired for his villains in contemporary melodrama. He made his first appearance on the stage in Weymouth in 1869, and after some years in the provinces was in London, where he made a great success in Sims's The Lights o' London (1881) and in the title-role in Tom Pinch, a domestic comedy based on Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit. He enhanced his reputation with his Captain Skinner in H. A. Jones and Herman's The Silver King (1882), James Ralston in Charles Young's Jim the Penman (1886), and Jem Dalton in a revival of Tom Taylor's The Ticket-of-Leave Man in 1888. In 1889 he went into management at the Shaftesbury Theatre, where he played among other parts Cyrus Blenkarn in H. A. Jones's The Middleman, and then went to America, where he appeared with such success that he returned there annually for several years, touring the USA and Canada with a repertory of his most successful parts. Among his later roles were the title-roles in Barrie's The Professor's Love Story (1894), Louis N. Parker's The Cardinal (1903), and a dramatization of Thackeray's The Newcomes as Colonel Newcome (1906), in which he made his last appearance on the stage. His nephew Edmund (1884-1956) was also an actor, at his best in strong dramatic parts such as Macbeth, Othello, Jones in Galsworthy's The Silver Box, and Lopakhin in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard.


How to cite this entry:'Willard, Edward Smith' The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre. Ed. Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found. Oxford University Press, 1996. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Winnipeg Public Library. 9 November 2005 <http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t79.e3303>

(Research):Frederick Ernest Worsdell - husband of niece, married Jun 1905 to Florence Emily Stow (b Jun1882). Alfred Waters Stow - nephew, married in Mar 1905, Lily Elizabeth Maude Stapley (London Gazette confirms). In 1906 Lily is listed as a Telephone Operator.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Edward Smith Willard.

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  24. Death of Mr. Willard
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