The Girl of the Golden West. Drama. Written by David Belasco
. Directed by David Belasco. Belasco Theatre: 14 Nov 1905- 19 Jun 1906 (224 performances). Cast: Blanche Bates
(as "The Girl"), A.M. Beattie (as "Bucking Billy"), J.H. Benrimo
(as "Billy Jackrabbitt"), Ignazio Biondi (as "Concertina Player"), John W. Cope
(as "Sonora ...
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Popular stage actress of the early 20th century who only made three silent films. A favorite actress of legendary stage impresario David Belasco, she created the female leads in two of his plays, "Madame Butterfly" and "The Girl of the Golden West," both better-known as the sources of Giacomo Puccini's popular operas.