Fiske, Harrison Grey, 1861-1942Alternative names
Minnie Maddern Fiske
1865, Dec. 19:
Born Marie Augusta Davey, New Orleans, La.
First stage performance, as the young Duke of York in Shakespeare's Richard III
Appeared on New York stage for the first time, in Fritz, Our German Cousin
Married LeGrand White (divorced 1888)
Married Harrison Grey Fiske
1894, Feb. 15:
First appearance in Henrick Ibsen's A Doll's House
1897, Mar. 2:
First appearance in Tess of the D'Urbervilles
1899, Sept. 4:
First appearance in Becky Sharp
1901- 1907: Co-managed Manhattan Theater with Harrison Grey Fiske
First appearance in Hedda Gabler
1908, Nov. 12:
First appearance in Salvation Nell
1912- 1913: Campaigned for legislation forbidding importation of aigrette plumes
Honored in Washington, D. C., as advocate for animal welfare
Awarded honorary D.Lit., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
1931, Nov. 7:
Last stage performance, appearing in Against the Wind in Chicago, Ill.
1932, Feb. 14 (15?):
Died, Hollis, Long Island, N.Y.
Harrison Grey Fiske
1861, July 30:
Born, Harrison, N.Y.
Editor, New York Dramatic Mirror
Assisted in establishing the Actor's Fund, a charitable organization providing social and health services to actors in need
Married Minnie Maddern
1893- 1931: Managed acting career of Minnie Maddern Fiske and other leading actors
1901- 1907: Operated the Manhattan Theater, New York, N.Y., to provide a stage for productions independent of Charles Frohman's theatrical syndicate
1908- 1932: Produced, arranged, and staged plays
Sold New York Dramatic Mirror
1942, Sept. 3:
Died, New York, N.Y.
From the guide to the Minnie Maddern Fiske and Harrison Grey Fiske Papers, 1818-1955, (bulk 1884-1932), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Theater--United States
- Theater management
- Labor unions--United States
- Animal welfare
- Strikes and lockouts
- Theater--Production and direction
- Dramatic criticism
- Theater managers