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 Frederick Freeman Proctor

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Frederick Freeman Proctor

Birth
Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death 4 Sep 1929 (aged 78)
Larchmont, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Chestnut Hill Plot, Sections 125
Memorial ID 14751082 View Source
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Theatre Impresario. Called "The Dean of American Vaudeville", F.F. Proctor pioneered the method of continuous vaudeville in 1893. The seemingly endless entertainment he provided inspired a popular saying of the time: "After breakfast go to Proctor's; after Proctor's go to bed". He started with a theater in Albany , N.Y. in 1880, building his business into a circuit of 25 theaters by 1889. He opened Proctor's Park Place in Newark, N.J. in 1902 and the Proctor Theater in Schenectady, N.Y. He also built the Twenty-third Street Theater in Manhattan. In 1929 he sold most of his theater chain to RKO for $16 million.

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  • Originally Created by: Ginny M
  • Added: 27 Jun 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 14751082
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14751082/frederick-freeman-proctor : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Freeman Proctor (17 Mar 1851–4 Sep 1929), Find a Grave Memorial ID 14751082, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .