SHUTER, EDWARD (c. 1728-1776), English actor, was born in London of poor parents. He made his first appearance on the London stage in 1745 in Gibber's Schoolboy. He made a great reputation in old men's parts. He was the original Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer (1773), and Sir Anthony Absolute in The Rivals (1775).
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