Wise, Thomas A.


Wise, Thomas A.
(1865-1928)
   Born in Faversham, England, Thomas A. Wise immigrated to California, where he debuted as an actor. He toured with Joseph R. Grismer and William Gillette. He played character roles in Are You a Mason? (1902) and A Gentleman from Mississippi (1908), which he also cowrote with Harrison Rhodes. Wise also teamed with Rhodes to write An Old New Yorker (1911) and Mr. Barnum (1918). Wise appeared in Edward Peple's The Prince Chap (1905) and Edward Sheldon's The Song of Songs (1914), and was well received as Falstaff in a revival of The Merry Wives of Windsor in 1916, which he also directed.

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