Adams, Maude

Adams, Maude

▪ American actress
original name  Maude Kiskadden  
born Nov. 11, 1872, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
died July 17, 1953, Tannersville, N.Y.
 American actress, best known for her portrayals of Sir James Barrie's heroines.

      Her mother, whose maiden name she adopted, was leading lady of the Salt Lake City stock company. From Adams' first triumph at the age of five as Little Schneider in Fritz at the San Francisco Theatre, she played child roles. In 1888 she joined E.H. Sothern as ingenue. From her appearance in C.H. Hoyt's Midnight Bell (1889), her popularity grew rapidly. The next year Charles Frohman (Frohman, Charles) cast her in William Gillette's All the Comforts of Home, and when John Drew (Drew, John, Jr.) left Augustin Daly for the Frohmans in 1892 she became his leading lady for five years. From 1897 she was for many years a Frohman star, especially successful in The Little Minister, Peter Pan, What Every Woman Knows, Quality Street, and A Kiss for Cinderella. She also played the Shakespearean roles of Juliet, Viola, and Rosalind, and Joan of Arc in Schiller's Die Jungfrau von Orleans. She left the stage in 1918, experimented for a time with stage lighting, returned in 1931 as Portia to Otis Skinner's Shylock, and made her last appearance as Maria in Twelfth Night in 1934. She became professor of dramatic art at Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., in 1937.

Additional Reading
Phyllis Robbins, Maude Adams: An Intimate Portrait (1956).

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Universalium. 2010.

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