David Belasco

David Belasco

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 14 May 1931 (aged 77)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 74 · View Source
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Playwright, Theatrical Producer. His career spanned from 1884 and 1930, during which he either wrote, directed, or produced more than a hundred Broadway plays, and became legendary figure on the New York City, New York theater scene. He also helped establish careers for stage performers, many of whom went on to work in films, such as Leslie Carter, Maud Adams, Jeanne Eagels and David Warfield. He is most famous for having adapted the short story "Madame Butterfly" into a play. He was the first to develop modern stage lighting along with the use of colored lights to evoke mood and setting, and became one of the first directors to stop the use of footlights in favor of lights below floor level, thereby hidden from the audience.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Belasco (25 Jul 1853–14 May 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74, citing Linden Hill Jewish Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .