Actress Geraldine Fitzgerald Dead at 91


Geraldine Fitzgerald, 1913-2005

From her BBC News obituary:
She received an Oscar nomination for her performance alongside Laurence Olivier in the 1939 Wuthering Heights.

In the same year, she starred alongside Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and George Brent in the popular Hollywood tearjerker Dark Victory.

Fitzgerald had a tumultuous career at Warner Bros in the 1940s, refusing roles and being placed on suspension by the studio.

Yet during that decade she managed to appear in such films as Shining Victory (1942), The Gay Sisters (1943), Watch on the Rhine (1944) and Nobody Lives Forever (1946).

In later years, she appeared as a character actress in films including Ten North Frederick (1958), The Pawnbroker (1965), Rachel, Rachel (1968), Harry and Tonto (1974), Arthur (1981) and Easy Money (1983).

Shirley Jones, who starred with her in 1970s made-for-TV film Yesterday's Child, said: "I was a great fan. She was a consummate actress and I just loved everything she did.

"It was a great joy for me to work with her."

No comments: