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May Fielding

Biography: 

Born May Scovill in Detroit, she took her stage name from a character in "Cricket on the Heath," the popular Charles Dickens dramatization. May Fielding was a singing actress in Augustin Daly's company at the 5th Avenue Theater in New York during the early 1880s. She emerged as a talent in the Midwest, becoming a local star in Chicago in 1879-80. Her memorable performances with Daly included appearances in "7-20-8," "Cinderella at School," "The Passing Regiment," and "Red Letter Nights." In 1885 she joined the Carleton Opera Company and toured with them for two seasons. In 1886 she married singer Roberto Albertini (stage name, A. Del Campo) and the couple moved to Paris, ending her American career on the stage. David S. Shields/ALS