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Charles Sidney Gilpin

Exit 76a, Richmond, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 33' 8.5356", -77° 26' 22.0488"
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Charles Sidney Gilpin grew up here in Jackson Ward. He apprenticed in the Richmond Planet print shop before beginning his theater career and becoming one of the most highly regarded actors of the 1920s. Gilpin is best known for his title role in Eugene O'Neill's Broadway play Emperor Jones, for which he won the Drama League Award and the Spingarn Medal, and was named Crisis magazine Man of the Year (1921). The Drama League declared Gilpin one of ten people who had done the most for American theater. Gilpin was also honored at the White House during President Warren G. Harding's administration.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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