Nat Carl Goodwin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and started on the stage in 1874, chiefly in vaudeville and burlesque. He played several Shakespeare roles in his career: Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (1901) and Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1903). He tried his hand on the stage in England, but had little luck there. One of his great successes was his part of Fagin in a stage adaptation of Dickens's Oliver Twist.
In 1914 he published his autobiography, Nat Goodwin's Book.
The portrait card of Goodwin (courtesy of Mr. Robert J. Foster) was published by the Rotograph Company, New York City.
Nat C. Goodwin
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