Henry James Montague - Biography


He was born in 1844.

He appeared in Thomas William Robertson comedies in London. In 1870 he was one the founders of the Vaudeville Theatre with David James and Thomas Thorne. Lester Wallack brought him to the United States in 1874.

He played the role of Captain Molineux in the premiere of The Shaughraun in 1874 and later appeared in Caste, Diplomacy, and The Overland Route.

Montague was a founding member and the first Shepherd (president) of The Lambs Club, an actors club founded in New York City in 1874. www.The-Lambs.org

In 1875, Montague was sued by actress Rose Massey for breach of promise to marry. The case ended once Montague died.

He died on August 13, 1878 and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery on August 21, 1878.

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