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Geraldine Fitzgerald

Highest Rated:   100% The Pawnbroker (1965)
Lowest Rated:   13% Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
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Birthplace:   Dublin, Ireland
Her father was a prominent Dublin lawyer whose firm was mentioned in James Joyce's Ulysses. Turned down her first opportunity at acting at age 18 in a "bit part" offered by her aunt Shelah Richards at the Abbey Theatre because she wanted to make her own way. Appeared opposite Orson Welles in the production of Heartbreak House at Broadway's Gate Theatre in 1938. In 1960 was recognised with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard, for her contributions to motion pictures. In 1968 she collaborated with Franciscan brother, Jonathon Ringkamp, on a free community theatre project, and three years later, they formed the Everyman Company. Received a Mayor John Lindsay award for her community theater work and awarded an honorary doctorate of Fine Arts for her contribution to the youth of New York. Suffered from Alzheimer's disease for a decade and died at her home in Upper East Side of Manhattan from an infection after respiratory difficulties. Was a cousin of the Australian writer, Nevil Shute, whose novel On The Beach was made into a film in 1959 starring Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Mango Tree
  • Grandma Carr
2013
No Score Yet Forget-Me-Not-Lane
  • Actor
2003
97% King of the Hill
  • Actor
1993
13% Arthur 2: On the Rocks
  • Martha
1988
No Score Yet Circle of Violence: A Family Drama
  • Charlotte Kessling
1986
37% Poltergeist II: The Other Side
  • Gramma Jess
1986
No Score Yet Loving
  • Actor
1984
60% Easy Money
  • Mrs. Monahan
1983
No Score Yet Kennedy: The Presidential Years
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Dixie: Changing Habits
  • Sister Agnes
1983
No Score Yet Blood Link
  • Sig.ra Thomason
1982
88% Arthur
  • Martha Bach
1981
No Score Yet American Short Story
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Diary of the Dead
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Lovespell
  • Bronwen
1979
No Score Yet Ciao Maschio (Bye Bye Monkey)
  • Toland
1978
No Score Yet Tartuffe
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Echoes of a Summer
  • Sara
1976
No Score Yet Beyond the Horizon
  • Actor
1976
88% Harry and Tonto
  • Jessie
1974
No Score Yet The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet The Last American Hero
  • Mrs. Jackson
1973
86% Rachel, Rachel
  • Rev. Wood
1968
100% The Pawnbroker
  • Marilyn Birchfield
1965
No Score Yet The Obsessed
  • Elizabeth Grahame
1952
No Score Yet So Evil My Love
  • Susan Courtney
1948
No Score Yet Nobody Lives Forever
  • Gladys Halvorsen
1946
No Score Yet Three Strangers
  • Crystal Shackleford
1946
No Score Yet O.S.S.
  • Ellen Rogers
1946
80% The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Guilty of Murder?)
  • Lettie Quincey
1945
88% Wilson
  • Edith Bolling Galt
1944
80% Watch on the Rhine
  • Marthe de Brancovis
1943
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters
  • Charles Barclay
1942
No Score Yet Flight from Destiny
  • Betty Farroway
1941
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again
  • Bonny Coburn
1940
86% Dark Victory
  • Ann King
1939
95% Wuthering Heights
  • Isabella Linton
1939
100% Young and Innocent
  • Singer
1938
No Score Yet Mill on the Floss
  • Maggie Tulliver
1937
No Score Yet Radio Parade of 1935 (Radio Follies)
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Open All Night
  • Jill
1934

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
  • Ladies Aid Lady
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
  • Actor
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
  • Actor
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1984
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Grandmother
  • 1976
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Elizabeth Bourden
  • 1961

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