Fanny Lily Gipsy Davenport was an Anglo-American stage actress.
The daughter of Edward Loomis Davenport and Fanny Vining, she was born in London, England, but was brought to America when a child and educated in the Boston public schools.
When seven years old she appeared at the Howard Athenæum in Boston, as the child of Metamora, but her real début occurred in 1862. She took over emotional Sardou roles that had been originated in Europe by Sarah Bernhardt. Her last appearance was in Chicago at the Grand Opera House on the 25th of March 1898, shortly before her death.
Her first husband was Edwin B. Price, an actor. She died in Duxbury, Massachusetts. She was the aunt of actress Dorothy Davenport.
Later (1869) she was a member of Augustin Daly's company. And afterwards, with a company of her own, acted with especial success in Sardou's Fedora (1883) her leading man being Robert B. Mantell, Cleopatra (1890), and similar plays.
Married Edward H. Price, July 30, 1879. Married second, Melbourne MacDowell, May 19, 1889.