Hackett, James Henry

Hackett, James Henry

▪ American actor
born March 15, 1800, New York City
died Dec. 28, 1871, Jamaica, N.Y., U.S.

      American actor, important chiefly for his encouragement of drama in the United States.

      Hackett left Columbia University because of ill health and tried various businesses. In 1825, after Hackett had lost his money in speculation, his wife, a former actress, returned to the stage; and the following year Hackett, who had achieved a social reputation for impersonations, began playing character parts. In 1828 his Falstaff, in Henry IV, Part I, was successful, remaining one of his most popular roles. His Rip Van Winkle (1830) was the best before Joseph Jefferson's. Hackett was successful in the U.S. and England as Nimrod Wildfire in James Kirke Paulding's Lion of the West, a satire of Davy Crockett, which was submitted in 1831 to a prize competition established by Hackett. He was manager of the Astor Place Opera House at the time of the riots that were sparked by the feud between the actors Edwin Forrest (Forrest, Edwin) and William Macready (Macready, William Charles). In 1863 Hackett published his Notes and Comments on Shakespeare, which included a correspondence between himself and John Quincy Adams.

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