Miss Maude Adams, whose real name is the curious one of Kiskadden, is the daughter of Annie Adams, a celebrated actress in the States, who was the leading lady in a Salt Lake City stock company. She made her first appearance on the stage as a baby in arms. For years she played children's parts throughout the West, and when she was sixteen made her first appearance on the New York stage at the Grand Opera House. Miss Adams steadily forged ahead, and shortly before her twentieth birthday began to play leading lady with John Drew. Success followed success, and that astute theatrical manager Charles Frohman promoted her to the rank of "star," with the result that, at the age of twenty-seven, she was earning for him something like 60,000 a year. That was in 1899, and Miss Adams still holds the position of premier actress of America. By her clever acting in such pieces as "The Little Minister," "Peter Pan," and "Quality Street," she has made the name of J. M. Barrie famous throughout the States. Riding and reading form the chief recreations of Miss Adams, whose home is in New York.

Miss Maude Adams

Miss Maude Adams

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