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1801, Dec 151834, Jun 1
an American actor, dramatist, and playwright. He appeared on the New York stage beginning in 1822. He wrote Metamora; or, The Last of the Wampanoags, as a vehicle for Edwin Forrest, who offered as a prize $500 and half the proceeds of the third night. William Cullen Bryant headed a committee which chose Stone's play as the best of 14 submitted. The play was first produced in 1829. It told the life of King Philip. Stone suffered periods of insanity and he committed suicide by jumping into the Schuylkill River.
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