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Henry James Montague

Henry James Montague in 1875
Born 1844
Died August 13, 1878
Occupation Stage actor

Henry James Montague was the stage name of Henry James Mann, (1844 – August 13, 1878), and American actor born in England.[1]


He appeared in T. W. Robertson comedies in London and in 1870 was one the founding managers of London's Vaudeville Theatre, along with David James and Thomas Thorne. Then Lester Wallack brought him to the United States in 1874. George Odell wrote: "Montague became at once the accepted matinée idol; he was handsome, gentle and gentlemanly, a perfect specimen of refined English manhood. New York had seen nothing like him before; he had the faculty of making most other leading men seem boorish, ill‐dressed, and possibly a bit vulgar. ... His photographs by Mora and Sarony were soon on every dressing‐table." He played the role of Captain Molineux in the premiere of The Shaughraun (1874) and later appeared in Caste, Diplomacy, and The Overland Route.[2] He died in 1878 and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery on August 21, 1878.[3]


  1. ^ "The late Henry J. Montague". New York Times. August 14, 1878, Wednesday.  
  2. ^ "Henry James Montague". The Oxford Companion to American Theatre. Retrieved 2007-08-26.  
  3. ^ "Final Tributes To Montague. Thousands Of Friends Attend His Funeral Services. Rev. Dr. Houghton Speaks Of His Life. A "Straw" Bail Man In Custody.". New York Times. August 22, 1878, Wednesday. "The mortal remains of Henry J. Montague were laid to rest yesterday within the quiet precincts of Green-Wood Cemetery. No elaborate ceremonies were performed over the coffin, but a thousand mourners, many of them weeping attend the services in "The Little Church Around the Corner," and as many more followed the hearse to the cemetery. The funeral services were carried out in accordance with the programme previously arranged."  


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