The Lost Life of Ira Daniel Aldridge (Part 1)

  title={The Lost Life of Ira Daniel Aldridge (Part 1)},
  author={Bernth Lindfors},
Abstract The sons of famous men sometimes fail to succeed in life, particularly if they suffer parental neglect in their childhood and youth. Ira Daniel Aldridge is a case in point-a promising lad who in his formative years lacked sustained contact with his father, a celebrated touring black actor whose peripatetic career in the British Isles and later on the European continent kept him away from home for long periods. When the boy rebelled as a teenager, his father sent him abroad, forcing him… Expand