Geraldine Fitzgerald

Geraldine Fitzgerald


Geraldine Fitzgerald, the Dublin-born actress and director who was Tony Award nominated for her direction of Mass Appeal in 1982, died July 17, 2005, at her Manhattan home, according to The New York Times. Ms. Fitzgerald was 91 and also has an Academy Award nomination, for playing Isabella Linton in "Wuthering Heights" in 1939, among her credits. She had Alzheimer's disease for a decade. Her daughter, Susan Scheftel, a clinical psychologist in New York, told the Times a respiratory infection led to her mother's death.

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  • Born: Nov 24, 1913 in Greystones, Ireland
  • Death: Jul 17, 2005 in New York, New York


Drama Desk Award
1981 Outstanding Director of a Play Mass Appeal Nominee
1979 Unique Theatrical Experience Streetsongs Nominee
1971 Vernon Rice Award Long Day's Journey Into Night Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1981 Special Award Long Day's Journey Into Night Winner
1981 Special Award Mass Appeal Winner
Tony Award
1982 Direction of a Play Mass Appeal Nominee