The Biographical Dictionary of America/Adams, Maude

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ADAMS, Maude, actress, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 11, 1872. Her real name was Maude Kiskadden. Her mother, whose stage name was Annie Adams, was a member of the stock company at the only theatre there. Maude appeared first on the stage at the age of six, and her first speaking part was that of Adrienne in "A Celebrated Case." She played ingenue parts in "Men and Women" and Hoyt's " A Midnight Bell" and played Dora in "Diplomacy." With John Drew, she appeared in 1892, as "Susanna Blondet" in "A Masked Ball" and as Miriam Stuart Dodge in "The Butterflies." As Babbie in "The Little Minister" her phenomenal success came, in 1897-'98. "L'Aiglon" followed in 1900, and later as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet," she made a pronounced success. She was forced to retire from the stage on account of failing health, and traveled in Egypt and the Holy Land in 1903.