Fanny Davenport, one of the greatest of all American actresses, is another patroness for the day. She was born in England in 1850, but because of the fact that she was brought up in this country she may be regarded as an American. Her school days were passed in Boston, and it was when she was 7 that she made her first appearance. Her formal debut was made in “The Black Crook,” a part where she sang and danced to great advantage. Her youth, beauty and animation made her at once a favorite and even in a role that gave little opportunities for her to show her talents she gave great promise.
The Washington Herald 4/10/1915. Print.