Colley Cibber

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The name of the actor, theatre manager, writer and Poet Laureate Colly Cibber was first recorded on his baptismal record as 'Colly Sibber'. This phonetic spelling shows how his surname should be pronounced.

For information on his life, see ODNB, Highfill, Burnim and Langhans, (1973-1993), or a biography such as Leonard R.N. Ashley (1988) Colley Cibber'[', Boston, Twayne.