Geraldine Fitzgerald

Actor, Director, Playwright
A dark-haired classic beauty from the Dublin stage, Fitzgerald had appeared in several British films before making her Broadway debut in the 1938 Mercury Theater production of George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House" ... Read more »
Born: 11/24/1913 in Dublin, IE

Filmography

Actor (45)

Pollyanna 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Bette Davis: A Basically Benevolent Volcano 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

I Could Read the Sky 1999 (Movie)

Eileen (Actor)

Street Scenes: New York on Film 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Bump in the Night 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Reno's Cabaret Reunion 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Arthur 2 On The Rocks 1988 (Movie)

Martha Bach (Actor)

Mabel and Max 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Poltergeist II: the Other Side 1986 (Movie)

Gramma Jess (Actor)

Kennedy 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Oh Madeline 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Link 1984 (Movie)

Mrs Thomason (Actor)

Easy Money 1983 (Movie)

Mrs. Monahan (Actor)

Arthur 1981 (Movie)

Martha Bach (Actor)

Bye Bye Monkey 1978 (Movie)

Toland (Actor)

Lovespell 1978 (Movie)

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Ah, Wilderness! 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mango Tree 1977 (Movie)

Grandma Carr (Actor)

Beyond the Horizon 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Echoes of a Summer 1975 (Movie)

Sara (Actor)

Forget-Me-Not Lane 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry and Tonto 1974 (Movie)

Jessie (Actor)

The Last American Hero 1972 (Movie)

Mother Jackson (Actor)

The Best of Everything 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Rachel, Rachel 1968 (Movie)

Reverend Wood (Actor)

The Pawnbroker 1965 (Movie)

Marilyn Birchfield (Actor)

The Fiercest Heart 1961 (Movie)

Tante Maria (Actor)

Studio One 1948 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Ten North Frederick 1958 (Movie)

Edith Chapin (Actor)

O.S.S. 1946 (Movie)

Ellen Rogers / Elaine Duprez (Actor)

Wuthering Heights 1939 (Movie)

Isabelle (Actor)

Dark Victory 1938 (Movie)

Ann King (Actor)

A Touch of the Poet (TV Show)

Actor

Dixie: Changing Habits (TV Show)

Actor

Do You Remember Love (TV Show)

Actor

Night of Courage (TV Show)

Actor

Tartuffe (TV Show)

Actor

The Quinns (TV Show)

Actor

Twice Shy (TV Show)

Actor

Virtuoso (TV Show)

Actor

We the Women (TV Show)

Actor

Yesterday's Child (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A dark-haired classic beauty from the Dublin stage, Fitzgerald had appeared in several British films before making her Broadway debut in the 1938 Mercury Theater production of George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House" and her Hollywood debut in "Dark Victory" (1939). She is perhaps best remembered for her splendid, Oscar-nominated supporting performance as Isabella, poignantly suffering the pangs of unrequited love, in William Wyler's adaptation of "Wuthering Heights" (1939). Off to a fine start in Hollywood, Fitzgerald played strong-willed women throughout the 1940s. Among her notable performances was as one of the eponymous characters in the highly intriguing "Three Strangers" (1946), in which she more than held her own opposite Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. After being put on suspension for protesting too many dull studio-chosen roles, though, Fitzgerald found that by the end of the decade her screen career had virtually petered out.

Relationships

Edith Fitzgerald

Mother

Edward Fitzgerald

Father
lawfirm, E & T Fitzgerald is mentioned in James Joyce's "Ulysses"

Tara Fitzgerald Actor

Great-Niece

Edward Lindsay-Hogg

Husband
married in 1936 divorced in 1946

Michael Lindsay-Hogg Actor

Son
Born May 5, 1940

Stuart Scheftel

Husband
married on September 10, 1946 president, Museum of Famous People co-founder Pan-Am Building grandson of the founder of Macy's department store

Susan Scheftel

Daughter
father, Stuart Scheftel

EDUCATION

Queen's University

Dublin Art School

Dublin

Milestones

1980

Directed New York stage production of "Mass Appeal"

1976

Created and starred in one-woman show, "Songs of the "Streets"

1972

Co-produced Lincoln Center Community Street Festival

1968

Founded Everyman Street Theatre with Brother Jonathan Ringkamp

1950

US TV debut "The Marble Faun"

1939

First American film as actress, "Dark Victory", starring Bette Davis

1938

Moved to USA; made New York stage debut in "Heartbreak House" with the Mercury Theater

1934

British film acting debut, "Blind Justice"

1932

Stage debut at the Gate Theatre, Dublin

Bonus Trivia

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Received the Handel Medallion from the city of New York (1974) for Everyman Street Theatre.

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