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Fanny Davenport Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: April 10, 1850 in London, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 26, 1898 in Duxbury, Massachusetts
Biography | show moreshow less
Fanny Davenport (1850-1898), educated in Boston, made her youthful New York stage debut in Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady (1862). Davenport, who later had her own theatre company, was especially known for the plays of Victorien Sardou, including Fedora (1883) and Cleopatra (1890), playing roles originated in Europe by Sarah Bernhardt. She was the daughter of famed actor Edward Loomis Davenport, and the mother of D. W. Griffith actress Dorothy Davenport. All six of her siblings and both of her husbands performed on the stage, as did her niece, May Davenport Seymour, the mother of stage, film and TV actress Anne Seymour. Davenport's second marriage was to Willet Melbourne MacDowell in 1889; MacDowell would later act in silent films.   
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
Joan - Performer (January 29, 1898 - Closing date unknown), Gismonda - Performer (December 11, 1894 - March 1895), Fedora - Performer (October 1, 1883 - Closing date unknown), Surf - Performer (January 12, 1870 - Closing date unknown), Checkmate - Performer (December 1, 1869 - Closing date unknown), Twelfth-Night - Performer (October 4, 1869 - Closing date unknown), London-Assurance - Performer (September 29, 1869 - Closing date unknown)

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