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John S. "Jack" Langrishe
Birth: 1836
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1895
Shoshone County
Idaho, USA

Frontier Entertainer Pioneer. As a popular actor, impresario and production manager, he operated theatre companies from 1859 through the 1860s, in Missouri, Kansas and in Montana in 1874. In July 1876, he with his troupe arrived in Deadwood, South Dakota and wasted no time establishing a theatre in the thriving boomtown. For gold dust, his Deadwood Theatre staged nightly performances to a packed house, delighting audiences with the very latest Broadway hits. Ever the clever show businessman, when the theatre was slow, he would stage amateur shows featuring camp people skilled in feats with the tools of their trade, gun slingers and any type of strange oddity that would entertain. He would also rent out the theatre for trials, receptions, funeral services and dances. The theatre was so successful that he even had to relocate to a bigger location. At his new show house opera was even performed with noted stars such as, Fanny Price, Charlotte Cushman, Jim and Belle Gilbert, Augusta Chambers, Viola Porter, and more. The success was not to last, many of the miners began to move to the next gold town and the Langrishe Theatre was destroyed by fire on September 26, 1879. Following the miners, the Langrishe Theatre Company moved to Leadville, Colorado and continued performances through 1879. He later relocated to Idaho, was elected justice in Coeur d'Alene in 1886 and managed the Wardner News from 1891, until his death. In the HBO Movie Series "Deadwood", Jack Langrishe is played by actor Brian Cox. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Jeanette Allen Langrishe (1830 - 1900)*
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Greenwood Cemetery
Shoshone County
Idaho, USA
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