William Augustin (William Augustin Flaherty)

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
William Augustin Flaherty was born in South Boston on June 3, 1891 to parents B. Herbert and Mary A. (Cronin) Flaherty. He was educated first in Milton, Massachusetts and later the Boston Latin School. He entered the stage at age 18 and played in stock companies throughout the East and was also on the legitimate stage for many years, later organizing his own stock company under the name of the Augustin Players. While performing on Broadway, he was at one time a leading man for Mae West. His younger brother, Herbert was also a performer in some of the early plays. Read more...


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