Fanny Davenport became famous as a stage actress. She made her made debut in in New York and joined Augustin Daly's theater company specializing in Shakespeare. Davenport played many roles first made famous by Sarah Bernhardt. English-born American stage actress. When seven years old she appeared at the Howard Athenæum in Boston, as the child of Metamora, but her real début occurred in 1862. In February, 1862, she appeared in New York at Niblo's Garden at the age of twelve as the King of Spain in Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady. Later (1869) she was a member of Augustin Daly's company; and afterwards, with a company of her own, acted with especial success in Sardou's Fedora (1883), Cleopatra (1890), and similar plays. She took over emotional Sardou roles that had been originated in Europe by Sarah Bernhardt. Her last appearance was in Chicago at the Grand Opera House on the 25th of March 1898, shortly before her death. A Fanny Davenport autograph is a wonderful tribute to American theater.
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