Edward Loomis Davenport

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Edward Loomis Davenport
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Died(1877-09-01)September 1, 1877
NationalityUnited States

Edward Loomis Davenport (1816 – September 1, 1877) was an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Boston, he made his first appearance on the stage in Providence, Rhode Island in support of Junius Brutus Booth. Afterwards he went to England, where he supported Mrs. Anna Cora Mowatt (Ritchie) (1819–1870), William Charles Macready and others.[1]

In 1854 he was again in the United States, appearing in Shakespearian plays and in dramatizations of Dickens's novels. As Bill Sikes he was especially successful, and his Sir Giles Overreach, a role he played at Daly's Fifth Avenue Theatre in 1869, and Brutus were also greatly admired.[1]

He died in Canton, Pennsylvania.[2]


In 1849 he had married Fanny Vining, an English actress. Their son Harry Davenport (1866–1949) and daughter Fanny Davenport (1850–1898) were also actors.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Davenport, Edward Loomis". Encyclopædia Britannica. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 852–853.
  2. ^ a b Chisholm 1911.
  3. ^ K. D. Reynolds, ‘Vining family (per. 1807–1915)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 27 Dec 2016

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