Fanny Davenport was born in London, England, April 10, 1850. She made her debut on the stage at Burton’s Chamber Street theatre, Fe. 23, 1857, in a ballet of little girls singing a verse of “A Star Spangled Banner.” Her next appearance was at the Howard Athenaeum, Boston, Aug. 12, 1857, in a burlesque of “Metamora.” Her first appearance in New York in a dramatic part was on Feb. 14, 1862, at Niblo’s Garden, where she played Charles I., king of Spain, in “Faint Heart Ne’er Won Fair Lady.”
The Rock Island Argus 4/9/1910: 3. Print.