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Boucicault, Dion, actor and dramatic writer, was born in 1822 at Dublin. He produced his first drama London Assurance in 1841, and its success diverted him from his intention of becoming an architect and induced him to adopt the stage. In 1853, having already produced the Corsican Brothers and many other pieces, he went to America, and on returning in 1860 to England brought out The Colleen Bawn. In 1862 he opened a Westminster theatre - a venture that proved unsuccessful. In 1875 appeared The Skaughrann, his most widely-known play. He wrote about 150 different pieces. He died in 1890.