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Buckstone, John Baldwin (1802-1879), comedian and dramatic writer, made his first appearance upon the London stage, after a short provincial experience, in 1823, at the Surrey theatre. From 1827 to 1833 he was leading low comedian at the Adelphi, whence he migrated to the Haymarket, which was the chief scene of his subsequent labours, and of which he was lessee from 1853 to 1878. He also played for short intervals at the Lyceum and at Drury Lane, and in 1840 he visited the United States. As a writer he produced 150 pieces, some of which have been very popular; and as an actor his special merit was the distinct individuality which he could throw into his different characters.