Bellini DeSomone Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Francesca Bellini-De Simone

Interviewed by: Barbara Roche

Francesca Bellini-De Simone recounts her first big break as a dancer on Carousel before moving into stage managing. Bellini-De Simone discusses working with producers Larry Cirillo and Norman Lear, and her experiences in live sports and on the daytime dramas Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful.

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.