|ACTOR, THEATRE MANAGER (GREAT-BRITAIN)|
BORN 25 Nov 1775, Brecon, Brecknockshire - DIED 12 Nov 1854, London|
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (055/PS (11981))
Succesful actor who played a very wide range of roles. He debuted
as Malcolm in MacBeth at the Drury Lane Theatre on April 21,
1794. Kemble played many Shakespearean roles, but he was at
his best in comedies. He married the dancer Marie-Thérèse de
Camp (1774-1838) and their daughters Fanny and Adelaide both
became famous as well.|
From 1822 onwards Kemble was the manager of the Covent Garden Theatre. He nearly went bankrupt, but Fanny's appearance on the stage in 1829 saved him from ruin.
In 1832 he left for the US to tour the main cities with Fanny. In 1836 he said farewell to the public at the Haymarket, but in 1840 he returned for a few nights at Covent Garden.
Daughter: Kemble, Fanny
Daughter: Kemble, Adelaide
1794/4/21: Debut of Charles Kemble at Drury Lane
He played the part of Malcolm in "MacBeth".
Stephen, Leslie [Sir], Sidney Lee [Sir] [Editors], The Dictionary of National Biography, From the Earliest Times to 1900, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1960
Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
Schöne, Günter, Bühnenstars, Florian Noetzel, Wilhelmshaven, 1998