Bellini DeSomone Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Francesca Bellini-De Simone

Interviewed by: Barbara Roche

Francesca Bellini-De Simone was attracted to working in the entertainment industry by early Debbie Reynolds movies. As a background dancer, Bellini-De Simone worked on the feature film Carousel which starred Shirley Jones and Gordon McRae as well as on television variety programming such as The Dinah Shore Show.

How the work of the Stage Manager on Daytime Drama has changed over the years.

How Bellini-De Simone became the first woman to work in Live Sports programming.

Stage Managing the opening of a Rose Bowl game when the cable to her head set was cut and she had to cue a lot of complicated action.