Eleanor Robson Belmont

Eleanor Robson Belmont

infobox actress

birthdate=birth date|1879|12|13
birthplace=Wigan, England
deathdate=death date and age|1979|10|24|1879|12|13
deathplace=Manhattan, New York, USA
restingplace=Island Cemetery
Newport, Rhode Island, USA
occupation=Stage, film actress
spouse=August Belmont Jr.
parents=Madge Carr Cook

Eleanor Robson Belmont (13 December 1879 – 24 October 1979) was an English actress and prominent public figure in the United States. George Bernard Shaw wrote "Major Barbara" for her, but contractual problems prevented her from playing the role.

Born in Wigan, Lancashire her mother was actress Madge Carr Cook. She worked as an actress for ten years before retiring when she was married to August Belmont Jr. They were inseparable from 26 February 1910 until his death on 10 December 1924.

She was involved in the Metropolitan Opera Association as the first woman on the Board of Directors of the Association, and she founded the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

Mrs. Belmont died in her sleep in Manhattan.Carmody, Deirdre (October 25, 1979). Eleanor R. Belmont Dies at 100; Leader in Charities and the Arts. "New York Times"]


External links

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* [http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/eresources/archives/collections/html/4079125.html Eleanor Robson Belmont Papers 1851-1979] via Columbia University

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