Joseph Jefferson, commonly known as Joe Jefferson (February 20, 1829 – April 23, 1905), was an American actor. He was the third actor of this name in a family of actors and managers, and one of the most famous of all 19th century American comedians. Jefferson was particularly well known for his adaptation and portrayal of Rip Van Winkle on the stage, reprising the role in several silent film adaptations. After 1865, he created no other major role and toured with this play for decades.
Birth and Death Data: Born February 20th, 1829 (Philadelphia), Died April 23rd, 1905 (Palm Beach)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1904
Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, author
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||698||7-in.||12/27/1897||The toast||Joseph Jefferson||Recitation||speaker, author|
|Berliner||699||7-in.||1/4/1898||The reverie||Joseph Jefferson||Recitation||speaker, author|
|Columbia||1468||10-in.||ca. 1903||Scene in the mountains||Joseph Jefferson||Recitation||speaker|
|Columbia||1469||10-in.||ca. 1903||Rip meets Meenie after twenty years absence||Joseph Jefferson||Recitation||speaker|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jefferson, Joseph," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103491.
Jefferson, Joseph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103491.
"Jefferson, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.
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