Eleanor Robson Belmont

A Theatrical Life

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About the Book

When Mrs. August Belmont died in 1979, just before her 100th birthday, she was remembered as a philanthropist and advocate for the arts, especially the Metropolitan Opera, but before her triumphs as Mrs. Belmont, she had dignified the American stage for 13 glorious years as Eleanor Robson, actress. Her splendid voice, understated style, and always-evident intelligence thrilled legions of theatregoers and enthralled the best playwrights of her time, including Israel Zangwill, Clyde Fitch, and George Bernard Shaw.
Despite the brevity of her career, Eleanor Robson stands as a prototype for many actresses who followed her—women who sought to control their own careers and lives, demanded artistic respect and freedom, and who, by the twenty-first century, would confidently call themselves not actresses, but actors. This is her first book-length biography, focusing particularly on her theatrical career.

About the Author(s)

Retired Broadway performer and teacher Kevin Lane Dearinger now lives in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the author of several books, published poems, plays and introductory essays.

Bibliographic Details

Kevin Lane Dearinger
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 30 photos,notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9229-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5031-9
Imprint: McFarland