Henry Woodruff was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He first appeared as a juvenile player in 1879 in Cymbeline. The next year he played Fleance in Macbeth and in 1901 Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice. In 1901-2 he played in As You Like It when he toured with Frank Daniels's company. In just a few years he would have little time for Shakespeare, for he achieved "stardom" in 1907 with the part of Tom Brown in Brown of Harvard, an adaptation for stage by Rida Johnson Young of her novel of the same name published in 1907. Woodruff played the role until 1909 and the part of Tom was the capstone of his career in the theatre.

The card credits no photographer, but it was published by the Rotograph Company of New York City (card no. B 1099).

Henry Woodruff
(1870-1916)                                                              

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