Eleanor Belmont (Eleanor Belmont)

Eleanor  Belmont

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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  • December, 13, 1879
  • England


  • October, 24, 1979
  • USA
  • New York


  • Island Cemetery
  • Rhode Island
  • USA

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