Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Geraldine Fitzgerald Biography (1914-)
Born November 24, 1914, in Dublin, Ireland; came to the United States in 1938; naturalized U.S. citizen, 1954; daughter of Edward (an attorney) and EdithFitzgerald; married Edward Lindsay Hogg (a songwriter), 1936 (divorced, 1946); married Stuart Scheftel (a business executive), September, 10, 1946; children: Michael (first marriage); Susan (second marriage). Addresses: OFFICE--655 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021. AGENT--Iris Grossman, International Creative Management, 8899 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048. MANAGER--Alan Eichler, Alan Eichler Associates, 1524 La Baig Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
- Birth Details
- November 24, 1914
- Dublin, Ireland
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--With the Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 1932.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Ellie Dunn, Heartbreak House, Mercury Theatre, 1938.
- Rebecca, Sons and Soldiers, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1943.
- Tanis Talbot, Portrait in Black, Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1945.
- Jennifer Dubedat, The Doctor's Dilemma, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- Goneril, King Lear, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1956.
- Ann Richards, Hide and Seek, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1957.
- Gertrude, Hamlet, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1958.
- the Queen, The Cave Dwellers, Greenwich Mews Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- third woman, Pigeons, New Playwrights Series II, Cherry Lane Theatre, NewYork City, 1965.
- Essie Miller, Ah, Wilderness!, Circle in the Square, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, 1969.
- Mary Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1971.
- Jenny, The Threepenny Opera, WPA Theatre, New York City, 1972.
- Juno Boyle, Juno and the Paycock, Hartke Theatre, Catholic University, Washington, DC, 1972.
- Amy, Forget-Me-Not Lane, Grandmother, The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, and Aline Solness, The Master Builder, all Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1973.
- Essie Miller, Ah, Wilderness!, Long Wharf Theatre, 1974, then Circle in the Square, New York City, 1975.
- Mary Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night and Amanda Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, both Philadelphia Drama Guild, Walnut Theatre, Philadelphia, PA,1975.
- Mrs. Webb, Our Town, American Shakespeare Festival, 1975.
- Geraldine Fitzgerald in Songs of the Streets (one-woman show), Circle inthe Square, 1976.
- Stage Manager, Our Town, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA,1976.
- Felicity, The Shadow Box, Long Wharf Theatre, then Morosco Theatre, New York City, both 1977.
- Nora Melody, A Touch of the Poet, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- Geraldine Fitzgerald in Streetsongs (one-woman show), Roundabout Stage One Theatre, New York City, then Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, both 1980.
- Rose Kossew, Flight, Royal Shakespeare Company, Other Place Theatre, Stratford-on Avon, U.K., 1986.
- Leonora, "I Can't Remember Anything" in Danger: Memory!, Mitzi E.
- Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1987.
- Also appeared in Everyman and Roach, Society for Ethical Culture Auditorium, New York City, 1971; Everyman at La Mama, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City, 1972; Cabaret in the Sky, New York Cultural Center, New York City, 1974; in a concert reading, New York Cultural Center, New York City,1975; at the Countee Cullen Great Storyteller Series, Afro-American Total Theatre, New York City, 1975; in An Evening of Street Songs and Clown Songs, Theatre for the New City, New York City, 1975; with the St. Nicholas Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, 1977-78; in Darlin' June, Long Wharf Theatre, 1976; Out of My Father's House, White House, Washington, DC, 1978; I Sent a Letter to MyLove, Long Wharf Theatre, 1978; O'Neill and Carlotta (staged reading), Public Theatre, New York City, 1979; Waitin' in the Wings, Triplex Theatre, New York City, 1986 and 1988.
Credits; STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- Mass Appeal, Manhattan Theatre Club, then Booth Theatre, both New York City, 1980.
- The Lunch Girls, Theatre Row Theatre, New York City, 1981.
- Long Day's Journey into Night, Theatre at St. Peter's Church, then PublicTheatre, both New York City, 1981.
- Mass Appeal, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1982.
- Wednesday, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1983.
- (also choreographer) Take Me Along, Manhattan Community College Performing Art Center, New York City, 1984.
- The Return of Herbert Bracewell, Chelsea Playhouse, New York City, 1985.
- To Whom It May Concern, St. Stephen's Church, New York City, 1985.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Tanis Talbot, Portrait in Black, U.S. cities, 1946.
- Songs of the Streets (one-woman show), U.S. cities, 1976.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Peggy Summers, Blind Justice, Real Art, 1934.
- Jill, Open All Night, RKO, 1934.
- Ruth Fosdyck, Turn of the Tide, Gaumont, 1935.
- Evelyn, The Ace of Spades, Real Art, 1935.
- Jane Grey, Department Store (also known as Bargain Basement), Real Art, 1935.
- Joan, The Lad, Universal, 1935.
- Joan Fayre, Lieutenant Daring, R.N., Butchers Film Service, 1935.
- Diane Morton, Three Witnesses, Universal, 1935.
- Moira O'Flynn, Cafe Mascot, Paramount, 1936.
- Peggy Mayhew, Debt of Honor, General Films Distributors, 1936.
- Ann King, Dark Victory, First National, 1939.
- Maggie Tulliver, Mill on the Floss, Standard, 1939.
- Isabella Linton, Wuthering Heights, United Artists, 1939.
- Grace Sutton, A Child Is Born, Warner Brothers, 1940.
- Bonnie Coburn, 'Til We Meet Again, Warner Brothers, 1940.
- Betty Farroway, Flight from Destiny, Warner Brothers, 1941.
- Dr. Mary Murray, Shining Victory, Warner Brothers, 1941.
- Evelyn Gaylord, The Gay Sisters, Warner Brothers/First National, 1942.
- Marthe de Brancovis, Watch on the Rhine, Warner Brothers, 1943.
- Edith Wilson, Wilson, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1944.
- Virgie Alford, Ladies Courageous, Universal, 1944.
- Lettie Quincy, Uncle Harry (also known as The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry), Universal, 1945.
- Gladys Halvorsen, Nobody Lives Forever, Warner Brothers, 1946.
- Ellen Rogers, O.S.S., Paramount, 1946.
- Crystal, Three Strangers, Warner Brothers/First General, 1946.
- Susan Courtney, So Evil My Love, Paramount, 1948.
- Elizabeth, Obsessed (also known as The Late Edwina Black), United Artists, 1951.
- Edith Chapin, Ten North Frederick, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958.
- Tante Maria, The Fiercest Heart, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961.
- Marilyn Birchfield, The Pawnbroker, Landau Releasing/Allied Artists/American International, 1965.
- Reverend Wood, Rachel, Rachel, Warner Brothers, 1968.
- Mrs. Jackson, The Last American Hero (also known as Hard Driver), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973.
- Jessie, Harry and Tonto, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974.
- Sara, Echoes of a Summer (also known as The Last Castle), Cine Artists, 1976.
- Toland, Ciao maschio (also known as Bye Bye Monkey), Gaumont, 1978.
- Martha Bach, Arthur, Warner Brothers, 1981.
- Grandma Carr, The Mango Tree, Satori, 1981.
- Mrs. Monahan, Easy Money, Orion, 1983.
- Mrs. Thomason, The Link, Zadar, 1985.
- Gramma Jess, Poltergeist II (also known as Poltergeist II: The Other Side), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1986.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Helen Eldredge, Our Private World, CBS, 1965.
- Violet Jordan, The Best of Everything, ABC, 1970.
- MINI-SERIES Rose Kennedy, Kennedy, NBC, 1983.
- Starr, First Baseman, CBS, 1965.
- Peggy Quinn, The Quinns, ABC, 1977.
- Mabel Oberdeen, Mabel and Max (broadcast as an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse), CBS, 1987.
- Grandmother, "The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd," Theatre in America, PBS, 1974.
- Amy Bisley, "Forget-Me-Not Lane," Theatre in America, PBS, 1975.
- Essie Miller, "Ah, Wilderness!" and Mrs. Atkins, "Beyond the Horizon," both Theatre in America, PBS, 1976.
- Madame Pernelle, "Tartuffe," Theatre in America, PBS, 1978.
- Margaret Ryan, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1987.
- Anna, Golden Girls, NBC, 1988.
- Mrs. Wilbourne, A Year in the Life, NBC, 1988.
- Also "The Marble Faun," Theatre Hour, CBS, 1950; "To Walk the Night," Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 1951; "The Daughter" and "Fear," both Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, CBS, 1952; "The Gallows Tree," Television Workshop, CBS, 1952; "Pontius Pilate," Studio One, CBS, 1952; "House of Masks," Suspense, CBS, 1953; "Summer Tempest," Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 1953; "The Others," Suspense, CBS, 1953; Theatre for You, 1953; "Dark Possession," Studio One,CBS, 1954; "Love Story," Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 1954; "The Lawn Party," Goodyear Playhouse, NBC, 1954; "The Iron Cobweb," Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 1955; "The Secret of Emily," Armstrong Circle Theatre, NBC, 1955;"The Healer," Climax!, CBS, 1955; "Like Father, Like Son," Studio One, CBS, 1955; "Isobel," Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 1955; "Flower of Pride," Studio One, CBS, 1956; "Dodsworth," Producer's Showcase, NBC, 1956; Ellery Queen,NBC, 1959; "The Twisted Image" and "Child's Play," both Thriller, NBC, 1960;"The Black Sheep," Shirley Temple Theatre, NBC, 1960; Naked City, ABC, 1961;The Nurses, CBS, 1964; The Defenders, CBS, 1964; "Power of Attorney," AlfredHitchcock Theatre, NBC, 1965; "Babylon Revisited," Conflict, 1973; "A Touchof the Poet," Theatre in America, PBS, 1974; Ben Casey, ABC; The Desilu Playhouse, CBS; The Detectives (also known as Robert Taylor's The Detectives), ABC; The Dick Powell Show,NBC; The Rifleman, ABC; Route 66, CBS; Target: The Corrupters, ABC; Perry Mason, CBS; Charlotte Vernon, Oh Madeline, ABC; "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," American Short Story, PBS; Wagon Train; Teller ofTales.
- Emma Talbot, Yesterday's Child, NBC, 1977.
- Sister Agnes, Dixie: Changing Habits, CBS, 1983.
- Lorraine Wyatt, Do You Remember Love?, CBS, 1985.
- Charlotte Kessling, Circle of Violence: A Family Drama, CBS, 1986.
- Abby Abelson, Night of Courage, ABC, 1987.
- Elizabeth Barrett, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, CBS, 1955.
- Amy Strickland, The Moon and Sixpence, NBC, 1959.
- Carrie Chapman Catt, "We the Women," The American Parade, CBS, 1974.
- Ella McCune, "Rodeo Red and the Runaway," Special Treat, NBC, 1975.
- Street Songs, PBS, 1979.
- (With Brother Jonathan Ringkamp) Everyman and Roach, Society for EthicalCulture Auditorium, New York City, 1971.
- (adaptor) Hamlet, Everyman Theatre, New York City, 1978.
- Geraldine Fitzgerald in Streetsongs (one-woman show), Roundabout Stage One Theatre, New York City, then Pittsburgh Public Theatre, both 1980.
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