Harry Eversfield was born in England around 1866. Although he was a noted stage star even as a child not a lot of information concerning his life has come to light. Apparently well regarded, his career was cut short when he died of a morphine overdose in his New York City hotel room in early 1896. He was 30 years old. At the time he was portraying the role of Algeron in the stage production of The Artist's Model.
Most newspaper reports state that the morphine had been prescribed by his physician to
help him cope with bought of severe insomnia and that his death was accidental though several reports list his death as a suicide. At the time of his death, he was married to the former Miss Amy Boucicault and had two children. His family was residing in England at the time of his death.
This photograph shows Eversfield in an as yet undetermined role. He appears to be costumed as a lieutenant of British Hussars.
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