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. She was the wife of Mr. Willet Melbourne MacDowell(later a silent movie actor), her second husband, whom she married in 1889. She died in Duxbury, Mass. She was the aunt of actress Dorothy Davenport.
Now showing at the Fulton: A curious history; Not all the stories behind these antique lithographs are known -- but the mystery is half the fun
Nov 22, 2002; Behind every play is a story, with or without the script. After recently acquiring 19 antique lithographs advertising shows that...