Fiske, Harrison Grey, 1861-1942

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Birth 1861-07-30
Death 1942-09-02

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


  • Theater managers.
  • Actresses.


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