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Young, Charles Mayne

YOUNG, CHARLES MAYNE (1777-1856), English actor, was the son of a surgeon. His first stage appearance was in Liverpool in 1798 as Douglas, in Home's tragedy. His first London appearance was in 1807 as Hamlet. With the decline of John Philip Kemble, and until the coming of Kean and Macready, he was the leading English tragedian. He retired in 1832.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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