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Occupation  stage actress
Name  Fanny Davenport
Role  Actress

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Born  10 April 1850 (1850-04-10) London, England
Relatives  Edward Loomis Davenport (father) Fanny Vining (mother)
Died  September 26, 1898, Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States
Spouse  Melbourne MacDowell (m. 1889–1898), Edwin B. Price (m. 1879)
Parents  Edward Loomis Davenport, Fanny Vining
Siblings  Harry Davenport, Edgar L. Davenport, Flo Davenport, Lillie Davenport, Blanche Davenport, May Davenport
Nieces  Dorothy Davenport, Ann Davenport, Kate Davenport
Nephews  Ned Davenport, Arthur Rankin

Fanny Lily Gipsey Davenport (April 10, 1850 – September 26, 1898) was an Anglo-American stage actress.


The eldest child of Edward Loomis Davenport and Fanny Vining Davenport, Fanny Lily Gypsey Davenport was born on April 10, 1850 in London.

Most of her siblings were actors, including Harry Davenport. She was brought to the United States in 1854 and educated in the Boston public schools. At age 7, she appeared at Boston's Howard Athenæum as Metamora's child, but her real début occurred in 1862.

In February 1862, she appeared in New York City at Niblo's Garden at the age of 12 as the King of Spain in Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady.

In 1869 she joined Augustin Daly's company; and afterwards, with a company of her own, acted with especial success in Sardou's Fédora (1883) her leading man being Robert B. Mantell, Cleopatra (1890), and similar plays. She took over emotional Sardou roles that had been originated in Europe by Sarah Bernhardt. Her last appearance was at the Grand Opera House in Chicago on March 25, 1898, shortly before her death.

Her first husband was Edwin B. Price, an actor. They married in 1879 and later divorced. She was the wife of Melbourne MacDowell (later a silent movie actor), her second husband, whom she married in 1889.

Davenport died September 26, 1898, from an enlarged heart, at her summer home in Duxbury, Massachusetts.


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