John F. Sheridan

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John F. Sheridan (1843-1908) was an actor-manager and dramatist.

Born in Rhode Island, USA 1843,

He was married three times, twice to actresses (May Livingstone and Gracie Whiteford) He died on 25 December 1908 in Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Over the course of his career he toured in England, India, USA, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

He was primarily a comedian and female Impersonator (often playing the pantomime dame and long remembered for playing the "Widow O’Brien" in Fun on the Bristol). He was also a singer and dramatist, and ran his own company for many years. (The company occurs in sources inter alia as The Sheridan Company, The Sheridan

He wrote or co-wrote a number of the works they put on, including Mrs Dooley's Little Joke (1903).

SHERIDAN, John F. (1848-1908), Theatre Heritage Australia Inc. (Wednesday, 14 June 2017)[1]