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Sir John Hare

Hare, Sir John, 1844–1921, English actor-manager, whose original name was John Fairs. From 1856 to 1874 he was a prominent actor with the Bancrofts' company in the plays of Tom Robertson. He managed (1875–79) the Court Theatre and later with the Kendals co-managed (1879–88) the St. James Theatre. In 1889 he became manager of the Garrick Theatre, built for him by W. S. Gilbert. He was knighted in 1907.

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