Can anyone tell me some facts about John Wilkes Booth?

David Twaine asked:

I know most facts about John Wilkes Booth, but I want to see if I missed any so please write as much as possible.

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6 Responses to “Can anyone tell me some facts about John Wilkes Booth?”

  1. redneckcowgirlmo says:

    At the age of 17, Booth played the Earl Of Richmond in Shakespeares’s Richard III, but didn’t act again til 1857.
    On Dec 2, 1859 Booth attended the hanging of abolitionist John Brown. Booth bought a uniform from a member of the Richmond Grays (militia unit), which was heading for Charles Town. Booth joined the Grays, who stood guard at Brown’s trial . When Brown was hanged, Booth stood at the foot of the scaffold.

  2. Quasimodo1957 says:

    He was a member of the Richmond Greys, a unit of military cadets and was present with that unit when John Brown was hung for treason in Virgina.

  3. riya says:

    He shot the president and got away with it…but most people don’t realize that

  4. flautumn_redhead says:

    He shot President Lincoln at Fords theater

  5. uh huh says:

    he was the first model slash actor

  6. B. Nash says:

    1) Born in Maryland
    2) Trained in the art of fencing
    3) Had at least one episode of cruelty to animals as a child
    4) Speculated in oil

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