Fanny Davenport fell heir to the stage through an entirely natural process. Being the daughter of so well-known a tragedian as E.L. Davenport, it was no matter of difficulty for him to place her in the best possible position. He brought her out as a child actress when he was a manager of a theater in Philadelphia. When he himself was engaged by Daly, when that gentleman first started the Fifth Avenue Theater in Twenty-fourth street, there was no difficulty in getting Fanny Davenport a position to play eccentric comedy. It was in that line of parts that she first made her success in New York.
Western Kansas World 1/14/1888. Print.