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Maude Granger



Maude Granger vied with Clara Morris for the title of the most gripping actress on the American stage during the third quarter of the 19th century. Her skill bringing to life "Camille" and "The Creole" was so effortlessly apparent that the major New York managers jostled one another for her services. She was at one time or another the leading lady of Augustin Daly's company at the 5th Avenue Theatre, Lester Wallack's Company, and the Union Square Theater Company. Her forte was the social problem play, such as "The Fringe of Society," and she had a particular interest in elevating the anguish of contemporary women to the status of classical tragedy. Yet she could play the straight woman well in ensemble comedies such as "The Girl from Kay's". Her Broadway credits span over 50 years, from the mid-1870s to the mid-1920s. David S. Shields/ALS