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Maude Adams, American actress. Member faculty, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri.


Adams, Maude was born on November 11, 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Daughter of of James and Annie (Adams) Kiskadden. (Her mother, stage name Adams, was leading woman of stock company at Salt Lake City.) Appeared on stage in child’s parts.


Went to school; joined E. H. Sothern Company, New York, at 16. Ingenue rôle in the “Midnight Bell”. Afterward in Charles Frohman’s stock company.

Later supported John Drew, 5 years. Starred as Lady Babbie, in “Little Minister,” 1897-1898. As Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet,” 1899.

In “L’Aiglon,” 1900-1901. In “Quality Street,” 1902. In “The Pretty Sister of Jose,” 1903.

In “The Little Minister.” and Hop o’ My Thumb,” 1905. “Peter Pan,” 1905-1907. “What Every Woman Knows,” 1908-1909.

“Joan of Arc,” 1909; “As You Like It,” 1910. “Chantecler,” 1910-1911. Peter Pan, 1913; The Legend of Leonora, 1914.

The Ladies Shakespeare, 1914. Quality Street; The Little Minister, 1915-1916. A Kiss for Cinderella, 1916-1918.

The Merchant of Venice, 1931. Twelfth Night, 1934. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Wisconsin, 1927. Master of Arts (honorary), Union College, Schenectady, 1921.


Member faculty, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri.