Edwin Forrest cigar box label

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Edwin Forrest (1806-1872)

Edwin Forrest's dashing, athletic style won him high praise from the time of his acting debut in the 1820s.  When actress Fanny Kemble saw Forrest playing Spartacus in "The Gladiator," she called him "a mountain of a man!"  Forrest quickly became this country's leading actor, famous for his outsized heroes and his wealth.

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