Eleanor Robson Belmont

Eleanor Robson Belmont

Born Dec 13, 1879

Eleanor Robson Belmont 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. Mrs. Belmont 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.… Read More

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1879 Birth She was born on 13 December 1879 in Wigan, Lancashire to Madge Carr Cook and Charles Robson, and moved to the United States as a young girl.


1900 20 Years Old Her stage career began at age 17 in San Francisco and she worked in stock companies from Honolulu to Milwaukee before making her New York debut in 1900 as Bonita, the ranchman's daughter in Augustus Thomas's Arizona. … Read More


1910 30 Years Old She retired when she wed August Belmont, Jr. on February 26, 1910. … Read More


1933 53 Years Old Mrs. August Belmont, as she thereafter was known, joined the Metropolitan Opera's Board of Directors in 1933, founded the Metropolitan Opera Guild in 1935 and the National Council of the Metropolitan Opera in 1952. … Read More


1979 100 Years Old Mrs. Belmont died in her sleep in Manhattan on 24 October 1979.
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