Hezekiah Linthicum Bateman (December 6, 1812 –March 22, 1875), was an American actor and manager.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1812, the fourth child and second son of Amzi Bateman (c.1777–1816), a fisherman, and his wife, Catherine Bateman (née Schaeffer) (c.1784–1870). Amzi Bateman had served with the 6th Regiment of the Maryland Militia and took part in the defence of Baltimore against the invasion by the British troops during the Anglo-American War of 1812. After his death in 1816 his widow tutored students to support herself and her children. 
Hezekiah Bateman was reluctantly apprenticed to an engineer but in 1832 left that position to become an actor, playing with Ellen Tree (afterwards Mrs Charles Kean) in juvenile leads. In 1855 he was manager of the St Louis theatre for a few years and in 1859 moved to New York. In 1866 he was manager for his daughter Kate, and in 1871 returned to London, where he managed the Lyceum Theatre. Here he engaged Henry Irving, presenting him first in The Bells , with great success. 
His wife Sidney Frances Cowell was an actress. His daughter the actress Virginia Frances Bateman (1853–1940) married the British actor-manager Edward Compton. Another daughter was the actress Kate Josephine Bateman. His grandchildren included the British novelist Sir Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie (1883–1972) and the actress Fay Compton (1894–1978).  
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Virginia Lilian Emmeline Compton-Mackenzie, CBE, known professionally as Fay Compton, was an English actress. She appeared in several films, and made many broadcasts, but was best known for her stage performances. She was known for her versatility, and appeared in Shakespeare, drawing room comedy, pantomime, modern drama, and classics such as Ibsen and Chekhov. In addition to performing in Britain, Compton appeared several times in the US, and toured Australia and New Zealand in a variety of stage plays.
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John Charles Linthicum was a U.S. Congressman from the 4th Congressional district of Maryland, serving from 1911 to 1932.
Hezekiah was a king of Judah.
Compton is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
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Viola Maud Compton–Mackenzie, known as Viola Compton, was an English film actress. Born in Fulham, London, she was the second of three siblings born to the actors Edward Compton and Virginia Frances Bateman. Her younger brother was writer Compton Mackenzie and her younger sister was actress Fay Compton. She died in Birchington-on-Sea, Kent.
Joseph Leathley Cowell, born Joseph Leathley Hawkins-Witshed, was an English actor, author, and painter.
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Linthicum is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
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