Minnie Maddern Fiske, Victorian Actress
Minnie Maddern Fiske often billed simply as Mrs Fiske was born in 1865. She was a highly successful actress of the nineteenth & early twentieth centuries. She began as a child actress sometimes being paid for her performances in lollipops! Mrs Fiske was ahead of her times being an animal activist. Because she was well known & loved people dolled her example. She was twice named amongst the greatest living American women because of her animal activism & her outstanding talent. Mark Twain wrote a story, "The Horse's Tale" for her. Despite being a highly successful actress, she died in relative poverty because of the establishment of the Theatrical Trust also known as the Syndicate, a group of producers who took control of all first class theatres dictating plays chosen & actors hired. Mrs Fiske fought against this for twelve years forcing her to perform in third class theatres.
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