Maude Adams

Born Nov 11, 1872

Maude Ewing Kiskadden, known professionally as Maude Adams, was an American stage actress who achieved her greatest success as Peter Pan. Adams's personality appealed to a large audience and helped her become the most successful and highest-paid performer of her day, with a yearly income of more than one million dollars during her peak. She was often referred to simply as "Maudie" by her fans.… Read More

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1872 Birth Born on November 11, 1872.


1890 17 Years Old In 1890, Frohman asked David Belasco and Henry C. de Mille to specially write the part of Dora Prescott for Adams in their new play Men and Women, which Frohman was producing. … Read More


1896 23 Years Old Frohman paired Adams and Drew in a series of plays beginning with The Masked Ball and ending with Rosemary in 1896, at last taking ingénue roles. … Read More
1897 24 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Bruce Adamson wrote: "On November 1, 1897 Maude Adams, Ethel Barrymore and John Drew performed in Rosemary, at the Opening Night of The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel before her close friends Jonas, Grace and Lillian Kissam, and the George W. Ely's. … Read More
1899 26 Years Old The Little Minister was followed in 1899 with her portrayal of Shakespeare's Juliet. … Read More
1900 27 Years Old Romeo and Juliet was followed by L'Aiglon in 1900, a French play about the life of Napoleon II of France in which Adams played the leading role, foreshadowing her portrayal of another male (Peter Pan) five years later. … Read More


1909 36 Years Old In 1909, she played Joan of Arc in Friedrich Schiller's The Maid of Orleans. … Read More
1911 38 Years Old She appeared in another French play with 1911's Chantecler, the story of a rooster who believes his crowing makes the sun rise. … Read More


1916 43 Years Old Adams last appeared on the New York stage in A Kiss for Cinderella in 1916. … Read More
1918 45 Years Old After her retirement in 1918, Adams was on occasion pursued for roles in film.


1938 65 Years Old The closest she came to accepting was in 1938, when producer David O. Selznick persuaded her to do a screen test (with Janet Gaynor, who would later play the female lead) for the role of Miss Fortune in the film The Young in Heart. … Read More
1953 81 Years Old Died on July 17, 1953.
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