Edward Askew Sothern, an American actor, born in Liverpool, Eng., April 1, 1830. He first appeared on the stage in the United States as Dr. Pangloss at the Boston National theatre, in September, 1852. He was a stock actor in Barnum's museum, New York, till 1854, when he joined Wallack's company. For years he was known as Douglas Stewart, and it was not till 1858 that he used his own name. On Oct. 18, 1858, in Tom Taylor's comedy "Our American Cousin," the character of Lord Dundreary was assigned to Sothern. The part as originally written consisted of a few lines, and was assumed by Sothern under protest; but his lisp, drawl, peculiar skip, and many absurdities were very successful, and the part being enlarged, the play ran for 140 consecutive nights. On Nov. 11, 1861, he appeared as Lord Dundreary at the Haymarket theatre, London, and repeated the part 496 consecutive nights. He returned to the United States, and for many months performed Dundreary in the leading cities. On Oct. 10, 1874, he reappeared in the Haymarket, and during a short engagement presented the part of "Brother Sam," written for him by John Oxenford. He returned to New York for the season of 1874-5, playing Dundreary and Garrick in Wallack's theatre.