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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
The daughter of a Dublin attorney, Geraldine Fitzgerald was still in her teens when she made her theatrical bow with the Gate Theatre. In films from 1934, she played a series of petulant ingénues in a string of forgettable quota quickies; in later years, she sarcastically summed up her early screen roles by repeating her most frequent snatch of dialogue, "But daddy, it's my birthday!" With her first husband, she moved to New York in 1938, where she was hired by her old Gate Theatre colleague Orson Welles to star in the Mercury Theater production Heartbreak House. This led to several choice Hollywood assignments in such films as Dark Victory (1939) and Wuthering Heights (1939). Forever battling with studio executives over her often inconsequential screen assignments (exceptions included such roles as Edith Galt in the 1945 biopic Wilson), Fitzgerald briefly gave up films in 1948 to return to the stage. Carefully picking and choosing her subsequent movie roles, she established herself as a reliable character actress in quality films like Ten North Frederick (1958) and The Pawnbroker (1965). She briefly pursued a folksinging career before returning to Broadway in the ultra-demanding role of Mary Tyrone in the 1971 revival of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Active into the late '80s, Fitzgerald has added a welcome dash of Hibernian feistiness to such projects as Arthur (1981) and Easy Money (1983). Geraldine Fitzgerald is the mother of prominent British film director Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

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
56% 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
90% 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
No Score Yet 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
100% 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

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