Pettitt, Henry

ACTOR, DRAMATIST (GREAT-BRITAIN)
BORN 24 Dec 1848, Smethwick, West Midlands - DIED 24 Dec 1893, London: Fulham
GRAVE LOCATION London: Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton (7E)

Henry Pettitt was the author of several very succesful plays. Together with G. R. Sims he created "In the Ranks" (1883) that ran for 457 performances at the Adelphi Theatre. They also wrote "The Harbour Lights" (1885), staged 513 times at the same theatre. His play "Burmah" that he had written with Augustus Harris was performed on Broadway in 1896, three years after his death of typhoid fever in 1893.

Sources
• Culbertson, Judi & Tom Randall, Permanent Londoners, Robson Books, London, 1991
Grafmonument
Henry Pettitt - Wikipedia

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The grave of Henry Pettitt at Brompton Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (27 May 2004)

 

The grave of Henry Pettitt at Brompton Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (27 May 2004)

 


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Published: 29 Apr 2016
Last update: 30 Jul 2016