Margaret Frueauff Fanning
COLORADO - Margaret Frueauff Fanning, known on the New York Stage and in Hollywood as Margaret Perry, departed this life on April 8, 2007, at home in Colorado with sons and daughter and numerous grandchildren. Margaret was 94 years of age.
Born in Denver in 1913, she was a great grandchild of an early Colorado pioneer family. Her great grandparents homesteaded in South Park in 1862. Her mother was Antoinette Perry, for whom Broadways ‘Tony Awards’ are named. Her father, Frank Frueauff, was a pioneer in the gas and electric industry.
Margaret Perry began her career in the theater in 1929, at the age of 16. She went on to star in or direct numerous Broadway theater productions. She also performed in movies with the likes of May West, James Cagney, Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Humphrey Bogart and Myrna Loy. She was a retired family trustee of the C. A. Frueauff Foundation, a life long member of Actors Equity and an alumnus of Miss Hewitt’s School in New York City.
Margaret was the beloved mother of four children, Capt. Karl Fanning of Texas, Antoinette Koshlap of Colorado, who preceded her in death in 2003, John ‘Tag’ Fanning of Colorado and Clare Fannin-Butcher of South Dakota/India. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and a growing number of great grandchildren.
She had a great run and will be long remembered and deeply missed. Remembrances may be sent car of Salt Works Ranch, P.O. Box 26, Hartsel, Colorado, 80449.
Wilson Almont Funeral Home (719)275-3372
Published April 13, 2007
Galveston Daily News
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