Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Toole & Welfare

Johhny Toole spent some of his time trying to give something back to society.  All actors today owe a debt to JL Toole for his contribution to the Actor's benevolent fund.

Victorian London - Publications - Social Investigation/Journalism - How the Poor Live, by George R. Sims, 1883 - Chapter 7: "Room by all means, and at once for Mr. J. L. Toole - not the Toole of Toole's Theatre-the popular comedian who has made tomfoolery a fine art and burlesque a science, but his living, breathing image as he appeared to us, voice, and gesture, at the door of a house at which we lately knocked in search of information as to the profits of hat-box makin"

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