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All material 1998-2012 American Museum of Vaudeville, Inc. Page 64

DeWolf Hopper

DeWolf Hopper, despite his Colonial lineage, was drawn to the stage where he became one of the foremost comedians of his day in vaudeville, light opera and theatre. He was tall and possessed of a deep, sonorous voice that could be heard in every corner of the largest theatre. Despite the many roles he essayed in vaudeville, comic opera and even Keystone film comedies (!), he is forever identified with his recitation of "Casey at the Bat."