Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932

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Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865-1932), an American actress known onstage as Mrs. Fiske (born Marie Augusta Davey), appeared in dramas, comedies, and musical comedies.

From the description of Minnie Maddern Fiske letters, 1913-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122486237

From the guide to the Minnie Maddern Fiske letters, 1913-1941, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

American actress.

From the description of Letters from Mrs. Fiske, American actress, to Mrs. Thomas Jeffress, and from Harrison Grey Fiske regarding the death of Mrs. Fiske, with obituary clippings [manuscript] 1930-1932. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647964568

Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress; and her husband, Harrison Grey Fiske, theater manager.

From the description of Minnie Maddern Fiske and Harrison Grey Fiske papers, 1818-1955 (bulk 1884-1932). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449233

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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creatorOf Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. Papers of Richard B. Glaenzer [manuscript], 1885-1936. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn George A. Clark papers, 1897-1917 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn David Belasco papers, 1868-1967 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932. Letters from Mrs. Fiske, American actress, to Mrs. Thomas Jeffress, and from Harrison Grey Fiske regarding the death of Mrs. Fiske, with obituary clippings [manuscript] 1930-1932. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932,. Autograph letter signed from Minnie Maddern Fiske, Chicago, to William Winter [manuscript], 1902 October 29. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Ball, Caroline Peddle, 1869-1938. Autograph letter signed Caroline Peddle Ball to: [Hugh Fullerton] August 11, 1925. Wellesley College
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968,. Letters : from various correspondents, 1900-1958. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1806-1973 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Paul Kester papers, 1880-1933 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Crawford, Jack Randall, b. 1878. Crawford Theater collection, 1663-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Bunner, H. C. (Henry Cuyler), 1855-1896. Papers of H.C. Bunner, 1884-1935 and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Edgar, William C. (William Crowell), 1856-1932. William C. Edgar and family papers, 1832-1949. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Frost (Edwin Collins) and William Henry Frost Papers, Frost (Edwin Collins) and William Henry Frost papers, (bulk 1890-1927), 1890-1941 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Belasco, David, 1853-1931. David Belasco papers, 1868-1967. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Crawford Theater collection, 1663-1992 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Papers of George Pierce Baker, 1882-1926 (inclusive), 1890-1926 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Fetz, Florence Mansfield. Florence Mansfield Fetz papers, 1924-1955. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Preparation book prepared by William Winter for Mrs. Fiske in Macbeth, ca. 1903. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Nila Mack papers, 1910-1953 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Corning, John Herbert, d. ca. 1940. John Herbert Corning papers, 1770-1933 (bulk 1880-1901). Library of Congress
referencedIn Francis Wilson papers, 1875-1958 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Frost (Edwin Collins) and William Henry Frost Papers, Frost (Edwin Collins) and William Henry Frost papers, (bulk 1890-1927), 1890-1941 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Monroe, Harriet. Papers, 1873-1944 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899. Robert Green Ingersoll papers, 1826-1940 (bulk 1866-1899). Library of Congress
creatorOf Minnie Maddern Fiske letters, 1913-1941 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Townsend Walsh papers, 1763-1935, 1890-1935 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920,. Robinson Locke Collection, 1870-1920. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Maddern, Lizzie, d. 1879,. Autograph letter signed from Lizzie Maddern, New York, to John A. Duff [manuscript], 1873 June 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Morgan, Appleton, 1845-1928,. Autograph and typescript letters signed to Appleton Morgan from various correspondents [manuscript], 1850-1908. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Fiske, Harrison Grey, 1861-1942,. Typescript letters from Harrison Grey Fiske, New York, to William Winter [manuscript], 1893-1903. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Walsh, Townsend. Townsend Walsh papers, 1763-1935, bulk (1890-1935). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Robert Green Ingersoll Papers, 1826-1940, (bulk 1866-1899) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932. Minnie Maddern Fiske letter, 1912. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1800-1953 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914. S. Weir Mitchell collection, 1861-1935. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Barrett, Lillian Foster, 1884-1963. Papers, 1922, April 4, to 1925, June 22, about "The dice of the gods". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968. Theatrical caricatures : linocuts. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932. Minnie Maddern Fiske and Harrison Grey Fiske papers, 1818-1955 (bulk 1884-1932). Library of Congress
referencedIn Channing, Grace Ellery, 1862-1937. Papers, 1806-1973 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wilder, Marshall P. (Marshall Pinckney), 1859-1915. Marshall P. Wilder papers, 1880-1914. Library of Congress
creatorOf Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. Letter 1906 May 2, New York City [to] Minnie Madden Fiske, New York City / Edwin Markham. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Scrapbook on performing artists. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection, 1860-1950. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932. Minnie Maddern Fiske letters, 1913-1941. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (inclusive), 1862-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Stark, Samuel. Theatre scrapbook collection., 1860-1950 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Marshall P. Wilder Papers, 1880-1914 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1806-1973 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. Paul Kester papers, 1880-1933. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Long, John Luther, 1861-1927. Papers, 1870-1958 (bulk 1901-1920). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Stapleton, Patience. Correspondence with Mr. Fiske, Oct. 1, 1891 / Patience Stapleton. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Power, Tyrone, 1869-1931,. Autograph letters signed from Tyrone Power, London and New York, to William Winter, New York [manuscript], 1902. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Brooks family. Papers, 1778-1912. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Photographs, prints, and drawings, ca. 1600-1936 (inclusive), 1861-1936 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Souvenir programs of theatrical productions, 1883-1965. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Fay family. Papers, 1800-1953 (inclusive), 1859-1953 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous theatrical papers, 1673-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Victoria Theatre (Dayton, Ohio). Season 1910-1911. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Minnie Maddern Fiske and Harrison Grey Fiske Papers, 1818-1955, (bulk 1884-1932) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Robinson Locke Collection, 1870-1920 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932,. Typed letter signed from Minnie Maddern Fiske, New York, to Viola R. Winter Brown, New York [manuscript], 1908 October 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Clark, George A., 1864-1918. Fur seal controversy papers, 1897-1918. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Townsend Walsh papers, 1763-1935, 1890-1935 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Witter Bynner letters from various correspondents, 1900-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932,. Autograph letters signed from Minnie Maddern Fiske to various recipients [manuscript], 1886-1905. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Robinson Locke Collection, 1870-1920 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932,. Autograph letters signed from Minnie Maddern Fiske to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1884-1887. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn De Pauw, Victor. Grand Street follies of 1928 portrait collection, 1928. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Clark, George Archibald, 1864-1918. George A. Clark papers, 1897-1917. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Margaret Anglin papers, 1898-1952, 1911-1936 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Kauser, Alice, ca. 1872-1945. Papers of Alice Kauser, ca. 1895-1940 (inclusive). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936. Papers, 1873-1944 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Frost, Edwin Collins, 1867-1956. Edwin Collins Frost papers, 1846-1967. Brown University, Brown University Library
referencedIn Ray Henderson papers, 1904-1937 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith Actors' Equity Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958 person
correspondedWith Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948 person
associatedWith Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. person
associatedWith Ball, Caroline Peddle, 1869-1938. person
associatedWith Barrett, Lillian Foster, 1884-1963. person
correspondedWith Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937 person
correspondedWith Belasco, David, 1853-1931 person
associatedWith Brooks family. family
correspondedWith Brown, Viola R. Winter (Viola Rosamund Winter), 1881-1970 person
associatedWith Bunner, H. C. (Henry Cuyler), 1855-1896. person
associatedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968, person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Channing, Grace Ellery, 1862-1937. person
associatedWith Clark, George A., 1864-1918. person
associatedWith Corning, John Herbert, d. ca. 1940. person
associatedWith Crawford, Jack Randall, b. 1878. person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Edgar, William C. (William Crowell), 1856-1932. person
correspondedWith Eldridge, Louisa, 1828 or 9-1905 person
associatedWith Eyre, Lawrence person
associatedWith Eyre, Lawrence. person
associatedWith Fay family. family
associatedWith FAY FAMILY family
associatedWith Fetz, Florence Mansfield. person
associatedWith Fiske, Harrison Grey, 1861-1942. person
correspondedWith French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931 person
associatedWith Frost, Edwin Collins, 1867-1956. person
associatedWith Frost, William G. (William Goodell), 1854-1938 person
associatedWith Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968. person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
associatedWith Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. person
correspondedWith GRACE ELLERY (CHANNING) STETSON, 1862-1937 person
associatedWith Henderson, Ray, 1889-1937 person
associatedWith Heyse, Paul, 1830-1914. person
correspondedWith Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899. person
associatedWith Kauser, Alice, ca. 1872-1945. person
associatedWith Kester, Paul, 1870-1933. person
associatedWith Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920, person
correspondedWith London, Jack, 1876-1916 person
associatedWith Long, John Luther, 1861-1927. person
associatedWith Mack, Nila, 1891-1953 person
associatedWith Maddern, Lizzie, d. 1879, person
associatedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. person
associatedWith Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935. person
associatedWith Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936. person
correspondedWith Morgan, Appleton, 1845-1928, person
correspondedWith Palmer, Albert Marshman, 1838-1905 person
associatedWith Power, Tyrone, 1869-1931, person
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Samuel Stark person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
correspondedWith Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932 person
associatedWith Stapleton, Patience. person
associatedWith Stark, Samuel. person
associatedWith Victoria Theatre (Dayton, Ohio). corporateBody
associatedWith Walsh, Townsend. person
correspondedWith Wilder, Marshall P. (Marshall Pinckney), 1859-1915. person
associatedWith Wilson, Francis, 1854-1935 person
correspondedWith Winter, Elizabeth C. (Elizabeth Campbell), 1841-1922 person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
correspondedWith Winter, William Jefferson, b. 1878 person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
correspondedWith Ziegfeld, Flo, 1869-1932 person
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Theater--Production and direction--United States
Theater management
Dramatic criticism
Labor unions--United States
American drama
Strikes and lockouts
Acting
Theater--United States
Animal welfare
Theater
Labor unions
Theater--Finance
Vivisection
Applications for positions
Theater--Production and direction
Occupation
Actresses
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Actors
Actresses--United States
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Birth 1865-12-19

Death 1932-02-15

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