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David Belasco (I) (1853–1931)

David Belasco was born on July 25, 1853 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for his work on Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928), May Blossom (1915) and Ladies of Leisure (1930). He was married to Cecilia Loverich. He died on May 14, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »
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Known For

Laugh, Clown, Laugh
(1928)
May Blossom
May Blossom Writer
(1915)
Ladies of Leisure
(1930)
Madama Butterfly
(1975)

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 2009 La fanciulla del West (TV Movie) (after)
 2004/II Madama Butterfly (TV Movie) (after)
 1992 La fanciulla del West (TV Movie) (after the play by: "The Girl of the Golden West")
 1991 La fanciulla del West (TV Movie) (play "The Girl of the Golden West")
 1986 Madama Butterfly (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 1983 Madama Butterfly (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 La fanciulla del West (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Madama Butterfly (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Madame Butterfly (TV Movie) (play)
 1954 Madame Butterfly (play)
 1954 The Girl of the Golden West (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 1938 The Girl of the Golden West (based on the play by)
 1936 Rose of the Rancho (play)
 1935 The Return of Peter Grimm (from the play written by)
 1932 Madame Butterfly (play)
 1932 The Son-Daughter (based on the play by)
 1932 The Hatchet Man (play "The Honorable Mr. Wong")
 1931 Kiki (based on the play by)
 1930 Sweet Kitty Bellairs (a musical version of the stage play by)
 1930 Ladies of Leisure (adapted from stage play)
 1928 Laugh, Clown, Laugh (play)
 1927 The Heart of Maryland (play)
 1927 The Music Master (play)
 1926 Pawn Ticket 210 (unpublished play)
 1925 Men and Women (play)
 1923 Tiger Rose (play)
 1921 The Case of Becky (play)
 1921 The Heart of Maryland (play)
 1919 Harakiri (play "Madame Butterfly")
 1919 La belle Russe (play)
 1916 Sweet Kitty Bellairs (play)
 1915 Zaza (play)
 1915 The Case of Becky (play)
 1915 May Blossom (play) / (screenplay)
 1915 The Heart of Maryland (play)
 1915 DuBarry (play)
 1914 Rose of the Rancho (play)
 1914 Men and Women (Short) (story)
 1914 La Belle Russe (play)
 1914 Lord Chumley (Short) (play)
 1914/I The Wife (Short) (play)
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Other Works:

Stage: Produced "A Good Little Devil". Written by Rosemonde Gerard and Maurice Rostand. Book adapted by Austin Strong. Theatre Republic: 8 Jan 1913-May 1913 (closing date unknown/133 performances). Cast: Mary Pickford (as "Juliet"), Ernest Truex (as "Charles MacLance"), Augusta Anderson (as "Lady Molineaux"), Wilda Bennett (as "Queen ... See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 11 Articles | See more »
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March 18, 1873 - made his stage debut at the Metropolitan Theatre playing Emperor Norton in the play "The Gold Demon". It is this role which earned him his nicknames: Governor, and The Bishop of Broadway. See more »

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Star Sign:

Leo

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