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George Grossmith

George Grossmith (1847-1912) and Weedon Grossmith (1852-1919), were brothers whose father was a friend of Henry Irving (whose theater was managed by Bram Stoker), Ellen Terry and her family, and other theatrical people. Both pursued successful theatrical careers. In 1888 The Diary of a Nobody began to appear in Punch , with text by both brothers and illustrations by Weedon. Its popularity with a wide range of readership was immediate, and has not faltered.