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Author: Gwen Davenport
He was hired as a babysitter-but took over the whole house! This novel gave Belvedere to the movies.
ISBN: 298633
Publication Date: 10/1949
Pages: 212
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Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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"Gwen Leys Davenport, whose 1947 novel, ''Belvedere,'' was adapted into three movies and a television comedy series, died here on March 23. She was 92 and lived in Louisville.

''Belvedere,'' about a snooty but sage British butler who takes a job with a dysfunctional American family to get material for a book, inspired the ABC television series ''Mr. Belvedere,'' which ran from 1985 to 1990. The show starred Christopher Hewett, who died last year. Several previous attempts to turn the book into a television show had failed before the formula worked with Mr. Hewett."