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    (January 23, 1841-February 8, 1909)
    Birth name is Benoît Constant Coquelin
    Performed on stage in 'Le Mariage de Figaro (1861),' 'Gringoire (1867),' 'Tabarin (1871),' 'Paul Forestier (1871),' 'L'Étrangère (1876),' 'Jean Dacier (1877),' 'Le Monde où l'on s'ennuie (1881),' 'Plus que reine (1899),' 'L'Aiglon (1900)' and 'Scarron (1905)'
    Created the title role in 'Cyrano de Bergerac (1897)'
    He was French.
    He was known by a single name.
    He starred in a play that was closed by the French government after three performances for religious reasons.
    Esmond Rostand wrote the play 'Chantecler' for him, but he died during rehearsals.
    Edmond Rostand wrote 'Cyrano de Bergerac' expressly for him to star in.
    He played Cyrano over 400 times across Europe and the United States.
    He wrote an important manual on acting.
    He founded a retirement home for actors and died there himself.

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