Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.

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Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Maryland, United States
Death: 1883 (62)
Place of Burial: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Junius Brutus Booth, Sr. and Mary Ann Booth (Holmes)
Husband of Agnes Booth
Brother of Frederick Booth; Elizabeth Booth; Edwin Thomas Booth; Asia Frigga Clarke; Rosalie Booth and 4 others
Half brother of Richard Junius Boothe and Amelia Boothe

Occupation: Actor
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About Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.


Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. (December 22, 1821 – September 16, 1883) was an American actor and theatre manager.

As a member of the illustrious Booth family of actors, Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. was overshadowed not only by his father Junius, Sr. and brothers Edwin and John Wilkes (the assassin of Abraham Lincoln), but by his wife Agnes, who was a successful actress in her own right.

Booth managed the Boston Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Winter Garden Theatre, and Booth's Theatre where his brother Edwin was the star attraction. Though a relatively undistinguished actor, Junius, Jr. was highly regarded for his performances as King John and Cassius in Julius Caesar, which he performed with Edwin as Brutus and John Wilkes as Mark Antony in 1864.

Junius Brutus Booth, Jr., himself was briefly imprisoned in Washington, DC, after his brother assassinated Abraham Lincoln. At the time of the assassination, he was fulfilling an acting engagement in Cincinnati, Ohio. Even so, he was arrested and hurried by train to the Old Capitol Prison.

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Maryland, United States
Age 62
Baltimore, Maryland, United States