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Davenport, Fanny

Fanny Davenport does not approve of stage children. To an interviewer this eminent actress said recently: “I use a child myself in Gismonda, and although I know its mother is constantly looking after it I always feel that it would be far better off at home. The wings of a theater—especially those where there are ballet and chorus girls—are not the proper place for a child.” The Davenport home, which this actress is going to endow, will take care of the orphans of actors.

Los Angeles Herald 1/12/1896: 14. Print.

Davenport, Los Angeles Herald, 12, January, 1896, 14