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 Eleanor Robson Belmont

Eleanor Robson Belmont

Birth
Wigan, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England
Death 24 Oct 1979 (aged 99)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 7590800 · View Source
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Actress, Writer. She was the author of the play, "In The Next Room" (1930), and the book, "The Case Of The Black Parrot" (1941). Born in England on December 13, 1879, she acted on stage for 10 years, but gave it up to marry, August Belmont Jr., on February 26, 1910, who she stayed married to until his death in December 1924. She served as the first Woman on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Opera Association in 1933, and founded the Metropolitan Opera Guild in 1935. Her mother was actress Madge Carr Cook, and she was who playwright George Bernard Shaw had in mind when he wrote "Major Barbara" in 1905.

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  • Added: 17 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7590800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eleanor Robson Belmont (13 Dec 1879–24 Oct 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7590800, citing Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .