Henry Pettitt

Henry Alfred Pettitt (7 April 1848 – 24 December 1893), was a British actor and dramatist.

With Augustus Harris, he wrote the play ''Burmah'', produced on Broadway in 1896. With G. R. Sims, he created a substantial body of very successful works, including ''In the Ranks'' (1883, 457 performances at the Adelphi Theatre) and ''The Harbour Lights'' (1885, 513 performances at the Adelphi). Their Gaiety Theatre musical burlesques included ''Faust up to date'' (1888), which remained a hit for several years and coined a new meaning for the phrase "up-to-date", meaning "abreast" of the latest styles and facts. Their next hit was ''Carmen up to Data'' (1890). Both of these were composed by the Gaiety's music director, Meyer Lutz. His ''Hands Across the Sea'' (1887), starring William Elton and Isabel Morris, was a favourite in Australia, perhaps on account of its treatment of French convicts transported to New Caledonia.

Pettitt died in Fulham and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London, on the west side of the main entrance path from the north gate. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893
    Published 1878
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    by Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893
    Published 1892
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    by Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893
    Published 1873
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    by Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893
    Published 1860
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    by Pettitt, Henry, 1848-1893
    Published 1886
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    by Meritt, Paul
    Published 1870
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    by Meritt, Paul
    Published 1880
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    by Meritt, Paul
    Published 1879
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    by Conquest, George, 1837-1901
    Published 1880
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    by Sims, George R., 1847-1922
    Published 1890
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    by Meritt, Paul
    Published 1890
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    by Lutz, Meyer, 1822-1903
    Published 1889
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