4. Sir George Alexander as "Rupert of Hentzau" in "The Prisoner of Zenda".

Scope and Content

One cigarette card with illustration of Sir George Alexander.

Text on the reverse of the card reads:

Who started life in the City, made his first appearance on the stage in 1879. He was for a time with Henry Irving at the Lyceum, commencing management for himself in 1890. Connected with the St. James' Theatre since 1891, he was of London's most popular actor-managers, with his long list of famous impersonations to his credit. Nor were his interests confined to the stage, for he found time to do much useful public work as a member of the London County Council.

He received the honour of Knighthood in 1911, and has also the dignities of J. P. and L. L. D.