Geraldine Fitzgerald (Irish Actress)
Geraldine Fitzgerald, was born in November 1913 in Dublin. She was the daughter of Edward Martin Fitzgerald a lawyer and Edith Catherine (nee Richards). Geraldine was raised between her parents residences in Dublin and Merlin a house in the Burnaby Estate in Greystones. Her maternal grandparents also had a residence in the Burnaby named Rath, where her Aunt Mrs. Juliet Macan resided after Geraldine’s grandparent’s death. Fitzgerald studied Art at the Dublin School of Art prior to Geraldine starting her acting career with the Edwards-MacLiammoir company at the Gate Theatre in 1932. She later moved to London where she started her film career, before going to New York in 1938, where she was spotted by Hollywood producer Hal B Wallis. This led to Geraldine signing a contract with Warner Bros. Fitzgerald died in New York in 2005 aged 91.
Noted acting works included films such as Three Witnesses (1935), Wuthering Heights (1939), The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945), Obsessed (1951) (In which she starred with Greystones resident David Farrar) and her last film Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988). Though Fitzgerald also worked on Television and in the theatre. Fitzgerald’s career success can be seen by her membership of the American Theater Hall of Fame and her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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