Fanny DavenportFanny Davenport
American Actress
1850 – 1898 A.D.

Fanny Davenport, an American actress, daughter of the tragedian, E.L. Davenport. She was born in London, but was brought to America as a child, and when seven years old made her first appearance on the stage in Boston.

While playing in Philadelphia in 1869, she attracted the attention of Augustin Daly, who engaged her for the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York where she became a favorite.

Later she visited the principal cities as a star, her greatest successes being in Sardou’s Fedora, La Tosca, and Cleopatra.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.