Another figure from Classic Hollywood is gone - actress Geraldine Fitzgerald succumbed to Alzheimers last weekend at the age of 91. Although she never became a true leading lady, I always admired the unique nobility and realism she brought to her craft. Her portrayals of the patient Isabella in Wuthering Heights and of Bette Davis' nurturing best friend in Dark Victory are priceless, but her talents went far beyond those two classics. For a different side of Fitzgerald, check out the 1946 melodrama Three Strangers. She appears to completely relish the opportunity to play a scheming lottery ticket winner opposite Peter Lorre and Sidney Greenstreet, and it's a joy to watch. Miss Fitzgerald was a true talent who will be missed.
|:: posted by Matt Hinrichs, 7/21/2005|| Comments (1)|
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