"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." http://nyti.ms/1hazdqU