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Neil Burgess (1846-1909)
Actor - Producer - Female Impersonator

He first appearance with Spalding`s "Bell Ringers" in 1865 was a fluke.  The illness of one of the actors resulted in his taking a female part and his career of female characters followed.  Betsy Puffy in "Vim" was his first hit in female character.  "The Widow Bedott" served him for over 10 years.  He then produced his famous "County Fair" and the "Odd Miss Podd".
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