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Edward L. Blanchard

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Date of Birth : 11/12/1820
Death : 4/9/1889
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Writer and playwright. Son of comic actor William Blanchard. Acted as sub-editor and editor on a number of journals, including the Astrologer and Oracle of Destiny, Guide to Knowledge, Chambers's London Journal and the New London Magazine. He was the drama critic for the Daily Telegraph from 1863 to 1887, as well contributing various reviews and articles on the theatre to Fun, the Illustrated Times, the Era Almanack and Annual, the Observer, and the Era. In addition to his activities as a journalist, Blanchard was also a prolific playwright, with many of dramas, pantomimes and farces being staged in both London and provincial theatres.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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