Photograph, 12 1/4 x 7, of Frank McGlynn Sr. as Abraham Lincoln in John Drinkwater’s play.
<br> McGlynn was an American stage and screen actor who in a career that spanned more than half a century is best known for his convincing impersonations and performances as Abraham Lincoln in both plays and films. McGlynn's first film role in which he impersonated Abraham Lincoln was in 1915 in The Life of Abraham Lincoln directed by Langdon West for the Edison Studios in New York. Four years later the actor's big break came when, at age fifty-three, the six-foot four-inch actor earned the starring role to portray the former president again in the Broadway production of John Drinkwater's play Abraham Lincoln. That stage production had a run of 193 performances at the Cort Theatre in Manhattan and then toured the country for over two years.
<br> Photographer’ s credit stanp for White Studios N.Y. along with period pencil notation “ John Drinkwaters “ Abraham Lincoln” Frank McGlynn as Lincoln” Photos lighly irregularly trimmed left side, light signs of wear and use, overall Fine condition. ln056
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