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David Belasco

Born: Jul 25, 1853

Death: May 14, 1931

Birthplace: San Francisco

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

David Belasco

Date of Birth : Jul 25, 1853
Date of Death : May 14, 1931
Birth Place : San Francisco

David Belasco was an American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright. He was the first writer to adapt the short story Madame Butterfly for the stage, and he launched the theatrical career of Mary Pickford. Belasco pioneered many innovative new forms of stage lighting and special effects.


  • Writer
  • Businessperson
  • Playwright
  • Theatrical producer
  • Impresario

Also known as

  • Governor
  • The Bishop of Broadway


  • Cecilia Loverich


  • Reina Belasco
  • Augusta Belasco
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