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Sothern, EDWARD ASKEW, born in 1830, was very early attracted to the stage, appearing at Boston, United States of America, in 1851. Seven years later he made a great hit at New York as Lord Dundreary in Tom Taylor's Our American Cousin, practically creating the character. In 1861 he brought the play to England, and acted it many hundreds of times at the Haymarket and in the provinces. This was his great success; for, though he obtained some popularity in David Garrick, Brother Sam, Home, and The Prompter's Box, he never quite got the same hold over the public. In 1878 he returned to this country after an absence of some years in America, and died somewhat suddenly in London in 1881.