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Steele MacKaye

Steele MacKayeAKA James Morrison Steele MacKaye

Born: 6-Jun-1842
Birthplace: Buffalo, NY
Died: 25-Feb-1894
Location of death: Timpas, CO
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright, Theater Director, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of New York's Lyceum Theatre

Military service: Union Army

Author of 30 plays. Established three theaters in New York City -- the St. James, Madison Square, and most importantly, the Lyceum Theatre in 1885. He also founded America's first acting school, later called the American Academy of Dramatic Art. Inventor of the folding theater seat.

Wife: Mary K. Medbery
Son: Percy MacKaye (poet/playwright, b. 1875, d. 1956)
Son: Benton MacKaye (conservationist, b. 1879, d. 1975)
Wife: Jennie Spring

    University: École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Is the subject of books:
Epoch: The Life of Steele MacKaye, 1927, BY: Percy MacKaye, DETAILS: (2 vols.)

Wrote plays:
Marriage (1872)
Rose Michel (1875, adaptation)
Won at Last (1877)
Hazel Kirke (1880)
Paul Kauvar (1887)
Money Mad (1889)

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