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Joseph Jovite Salvas

Joseph Jovite

Joseph Jovite "J. J." Salvas, Biddeford, ca. 1920

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McArthur Public Library

Salvas began his theater career at an early age when he worked with Walter Perkins, a Biddeford comedian. The Perkins troupe traveled around York and Cumberland Counties on a “rotary tour,” continuously circling around small towns where they were well-received. In 1908, Salvas started presenting plays on his own for French-speaking audiences.

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