Edwin Forrest (March 9, 1806 – December 12, 1872) was a prominent nineteenth-century American Shakespearean actor. His feud with the British actor William Macready was the cause of the deadly Astor Place Riot of 1849.
Image: Edwin Forrest, American actor, between 1844 (1844) and 1860. This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Division under the digital ID cph.3c10205.
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