David Garrick (19 February 1717 – 20 January 1779) was an English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer. He was born in Hereford, but moved to Lichfield as a child. He was important in European theatrical practice in the 18th century. He was a pupil and friend of Samuel Johnson.
Samuel Johnson said "his profession made him rich and he made his profession respectable."
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- "Garrick, David", 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, vol. 11, retrieved 2023-07-18