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Charles Bancroft Dillingham (May 30, 1868 – August 30, 1934) was a Broadway producer. He started his career as a theater reviewer for the New York Evening Post, then became a manager for such actors as Julia Marlowe.
Dillingham began his producing career in 1902, with a production of The Cavalier, starring Julia Marlowe, William Lewers and Frank Worthing. Other noteworthy productions include:
- The Little Princess, 1903
- Miss Dolly Dollars, 1905
- Miss 1917, 1917
- A Bill of Divorcement, featuring Katharine Cornell, in 1921
- Bulldog Drummond, 1921
- Peter Pan, 1924
- The Little Minister, 1925
- Sidewalks of New York, featuring Ruby Keeler, 1927
- Waterloo Bridge, 1930
He also produced several musicals and musical reviews during his career, including Watch Your Step, the first musical by Irving Berlin (which featured Vernon and Irene Castle in their Broadway debut).
In 1915, Dillingham hired the famous Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova to perform in New York City for six months.