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Seymour Hicks (1871-1949)
Actor, manager, author, only 16 when he "walked on" at the Grand Theatre Islington in a play called In The Ranks. In September 1904 came his great vaudeville success The Catch of the Season. He then went in for building West End theatres and he built the Aldwych which opened in December 1905. He later opened the Hicks, which later became the Globe in Shaftsbury Avenue. He died on 6 April 1949. D.N.B. 1941-50.