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Geraldine Fitzgerald (I) (1913–2005)

Geraldine Fitzgerald was the only actress to appear as both Laurence Olivier's wife and Rodney Dangerfield's mother-in-law, which surely qualifies her as running the gamut (if not the gauntlet, in the latter case) of A to Z for co-starring with cinema immortals. The Irish lass appeared in many masterpieces of Hollywood's Golden Age, including ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1991 Bump in the Night (TV Movie)
Mrs. Beauchamps
 1988-1989 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Martha Lamont / Anna
- Not Another Monday (1989) ... Martha Lamont
- Mother's Day (1988) ... Anna
 1988 A Year in the Life (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilbourne
- Love Mother (1988) ... Mrs. Wilbourne
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- Mabel and Max (1987) ... Mabel
 1984-1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Margaret Ryan
- Jose, Can You See? (1987) ... Margaret Ryan
- Attack (1984) ... Margaret Ryan
 1987 Night of Courage (TV Movie)
Abby Abelsen
 1986 Circle of Violence: A Family Drama (TV Movie)
Charlotte Kessling
 1985 Do You Remember Love (TV Movie)
Lorraine Wyatt
 1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Grace McAffe
- Con Games (1985) ... Grace McAffe
 1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Vera Rose O'Reilly
- High Time (1985) ... Vera Rose O'Reilly
 1984 Oh Madeline (TV Series)
Madeline's Mother
- My Mother the Carnal (1984) ... Madeline's Mother
 1983 Kennedy (TV Mini-Series)
Rose Kennedy
 1983 Dixie: Changing Habits (TV Movie)
Sister Agnes
 1982 Blood Link
Mrs. Thomason
 1982 Nurse (TV Series)
Helen McCall
- A Place to Die (1982) ... Helen McCall
 1981 Lovespell
 1980 The Jilting of Granny Weatherall (TV Movie)
Granny Weatherall
 1978 Tartuffe (TV Movie)
Madame Pernelle
 1978 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Ella McCune
- Rodeo Red and the Runaway (1978) ... Ella McCune
 1978 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Peggy Donovan
- Dying (1978) ... Peggy Donovan
 1978 Bye Bye Monkey
Mrs. Toland
 1977 The Quinns (TV Movie)
Peggy Quinn
 1977 Yesterday's Child (TV Movie)
Emma Talbot
 1976 Echoes of a Summer
 1976 Diary of the Dead
Maud Kennaway
 1974 Harry and Tonto
 1974 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series)
Carrie Chapman Catt
- We the Women (1974) ... Carrie Chapman Catt
 1973 The Last American Hero
Mrs. Jackson
 1971 Untold Damage (TV Movie)
 1970 The Best of Everything (TV Series)
Violet Jordan (1970)
 1968 Rachel, Rachel
Rev. Wood
 1965 Our Private World (TV Series)
Helen Eldridge
- Episode #1.22 (1965) ... Helen Eldridge
- Episode #1.19 (1965) ... Helen Eldridge
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... Helen Eldridge
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Agatha Tomlin
- Power of Attorney (1965) ... Agatha Tomlin
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Lila Windell
- A Voice Loud and Clear (1964) ... Lila Windell
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Nurse Carrie Bruno
- For the Mice and the Rabbits (1964) ... Nurse Carrie Bruno
 1961-1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Lillian Clinton / Brigid Delito
- Today the Man Who Kills Ants Is Coming (1962) ... Lillian Clinton
- Take Off Your Hat When a Funeral Passes (1961) ... Brigid Delito
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Elizabeth Burton
- A Woman's Help (1961) ... Elizabeth Burton
 1961 The Fiercest Heart
Tante Maria
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Aunt Rosa
- The Black Sheep (1960) ... Aunt Rosa
 1958 Ten North Frederick
Edith Chapin
 1952-1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Duchess / Marian McNeill / Charlotte Bell Wheeler / ...
- Flower of Pride (1956) ... Duchess
- Like Father, Like Son (1955) ... Marian McNeill
- Dark Possession (1954) ... Charlotte Bell Wheeler
 1951-1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Isobel (1955)
- The Iron Cobweb (1955) ... Elizabeth
- No Need of Favor (1954)
- Summer Tempest (1953)
- Sheppey (1952)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Miriam Lambert
- The Healer (1955) ... Miriam Lambert
 1951-1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Emily DuVane
- The Secret of Emily du Vane (1955) ... Emily DuVane
- Night Song (1951)
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Lawn Party (1954) ... India
 1952-1953 Suspense (TV Series)
- The Others (1953)
- House of Masks (1952) ... Anna
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Split Second (1953)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mary Todd Lincoln
- Fear (1952)
 1952 CBS Television Workshop (TV Series)
- The Gallows Tree (1952)
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- Before the Party (1951)
 1949 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Segment 'the stronger'
- The Stronger/A Terribly Strange Bed (1949) ... Segment 'the stronger'
 1948 So Evil My Love
Susan Courtney
 1946 Nobody Lives Forever
Gladys Halvorsen
 1946 O.S.S.
Ellen Rogers / Elaine Duprez
 1946 Three Strangers
Crystal Shackleford
 1944 Ladies Courageous
Virgie Alford
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Evelyn Gaylord
 1941 Shining Victory
Dr. Mary Murray
 1941 Flight from Destiny
Betty Farroway
 1940 'Til We Meet Again
Bonny Coburn
 1939 A Child Is Born
Grace Sutton
 1939 Dark Victory
Ann King
 1936 Cafe Mascot
Moira O'Flynn
 1936 Debt of Honour
Peggy Mayhew
 1935 Department Store
Jane Grey
 1935 Three Witnesses
Diane Morton
 1935 The Lad
Joan Fandon
 1935 The Ace of Spades
Evelyn Daventry
 1935 Lieut. Daring R.N.
Joan Fayre
 1935 Turn of the Tide
Ruth Fosdyck
 1934 Open All Night
 1934 Blind Justice
Peggy Summers
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Other Works:

She acted in Aphra Behn's play, "The Rover", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England with Jeremy Irons, Hugh Quarshie, David Troughton, Tony Armatrading, Imogen Stubbs and Stephanie Beacham in the cast. John Barton was the director. See more »

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4 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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Personal Quote:

I am proud of my rebellious moments, but I wish I'd handled them with more wit.


Due to her combative nature and refusal to appear in several Warner Bros. pictures, studio head Jack L. Warner would not allow her to take on the Mary Astor role in the classic The Maltese Falcon (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart. See more »

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