Madame Butterfly. Drama. Written by David Belasco
. Scenic Design by Ernest Gros. Herald Square Theatre: 5 Mar 1900- Mar 1900 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Mary Barker (as "Suzuki"), Blanche Bates
(as "Cho-Cho San"), Katherine Black (as "Kate"), Albert Bruning
(as "Yamadori"), Claude Gillingwater
(as "Mr. ...
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Claude Gillingwater Sr.
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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I am quite sure, from observation, that people are getting tired of sex stuff, the triangle and all the rest of the cut-and-dried screen formulas, and the development of the character role into a bigger and bigger feature seems to me logical.
Was injured in an accident at Paramount Studios in February 1936 and never fully recovered. His suicide note stated that he was worried about his failing health, and possibly becoming an invalid. He did not want to become a burden to anyone, so he chose to take his own life.