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Charles S. Gilpin

Director, Performer
( b. Nov 20, 1878 Richmond, Virginia, USA - d. May 06, 1930 Eldridge Park, New Jersey, USA ) Male
Also known as: Charles Gilpin
Gilpin's starring turn in The Emperor Jones resulted in the Drama League of New York naming him as one of the ten people in 1920 who had done the most for American theater that year. He was the first Black American so honored.



Productions Date of Productions
The Emperor Jones
[Play, Revival]
  • Directed by Charles S. Gilpin
  • Performer: Charles S. Gilpin [Brutus Jones]
Nov 10, 1926 - Jan 1927
The Emperor Jones
[Play, Revival]
  • Performer: Charles S. Gilpin [Brutus Jones]
Feb 16, 1926 - Mar 1926
The Emperor Jones
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Charles S. Gilpin [Brutus Jones]
Nov 01, 1920 - Closing date unknown
Abraham Lincoln
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Charles S. Gilpin [William Custis]
Dec 15, 1919 - May 1920
The Husband
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Charles Gilpin [Dishrag George]
Aug 19, 1907 - Aug 24, 1907
Captain Rufus
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Charles Gilpin [Lieutenant Stokes]
Aug 12, 1907 - Aug 17, 1907
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