Henrietta Baker Chanfrau
|Henrietta Baker Chanfrau|
Chanfrau, between 1855 and 1865.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
New Jersey, United States
|Other names||Jeannette Davis|
|Spouse(s)||Frank Chanfrau (1858-1884; his death)|
Born Henrietta Baker in Philadelphia, before her marriage, her stage name was Jeannette Davis. She made her début as a vocalist during the summer of 1854 at the Assembly Buildings in Philadelphia under the management of Professor Mueller.
Her first appearance at a regular theatre was at the city museum on September 9, 1854, as Miss Apsley in The Willow Copse. A short time afterward she became a member of the Arch Street Theatre, where she remained nearly two seasons. She became a member of the company when the National in Cincinnati, Ohio, was opened by Lewis Baker for the 1857–58 season.
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- Brown, T. Allston (1870). History of the American Stage. New York: Dick and Fitzgerald.
- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Chanfrau, Frank S.". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
- University of Washington: Digital Collections Search for "Henrietta Chanfrau"
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