Templeton, Fay



Comedienne and comic opera singer; born at Little Rock, Arkansas. Her entire life has been spent on the stage, as she made her first appearance when only four years old, at Eufaula, Alabama. Except for a brief interval, during which she received some schooling in the public schools of Key West, Florida, she has been on the stage ever since. When only seven she was Puck in a production of Midsummer Night's Dream, managed by Augustin Daly, then went to San Francisco, with her father and James S. Herne. Since then she has been before the public constantly, heading her own company during the season of 1893 and 1894, and appearing for four seasons with Weber and Field's Company. She is an excellent impersonator and was especially successful in her impersonation of the French singer, Fougere. In 1906 she made an immense success in Forty-five Minutes from Broadway and at the end of the season was married to her third husband, William Patterson, of Pittsburg,, Pennsylvania.