Fiske, Harrison Grey, 1861-1942

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1861-07-30
Death 1942-09-02

Biographical notes:

Biographical Notes

Minnie Maddern Fiske

  • 1865, Dec. 19: Born Marie Augusta Davey, New Orleans, La.
  • 1868: First stage performance, as the young Duke of York in Shakespeare's Richard III
  • 1880: Appeared on New York stage for the first time, in Fritz, Our German Cousin
  • 1882: Married LeGrand White (divorced 1888)
  • 1890: 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
  • 1903: First appearance in Hedda Gabler
  • 1908, Nov. 12: First appearance in Salvation Nell
  • 1912 - 1913 : Campaigned for legislation forbidding importation of aigrette plumes
  • 1925: Honored in Washington, D. C., as advocate for animal welfare
  • 1927: 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.
  • 1879: Editor, New York Dramatic Mirror
  • 1882: Assisted in establishing the Actor's Fund, a charitable organization providing social and health services to actors in need
  • 1890: 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
  • 1911: Sold New York Dramatic Mirror
  • 1914: Declared bankruptcy
  • 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)

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Subjects:

  • Theater--United States
  • Vivisection
  • Theater management
  • Labor unions--United States
  • Animal welfare
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Theater--Production and direction
  • Dramatic criticism
  • Theater--Finance
  • Acting

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  • Theater managers
  • Actresses

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