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Subject: FUN FACT: It's widely accepted now, that Fitzgerald had a love-child with Orson Welles when they worked together in NY's Mercury Theatre ensemble when she arrived to the U.S. -PHOTOS ...


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In recent years, her friend Gloria Vanderbilt confirmed the truth of paternity was revealed to her by Fitzgerald.
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Date Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 01:04:50am
In reply to: Bio & PHOTOS 's message, "ARCHIVE: July 17, 2005 ~Irish-born Hollywood actress GERALDINE FITZGERALD, known for her great career on stage and screen, nominated for an Oscar as 'Isabella', Olivier's jilted wife in "Wuthering Heights" (1939), and for an EMMY for her "Golden Girls" appearances 50 years later, in the 3rd act of her career came films "Easy Money", and "Arthur" as Bach matriarch 'Grandmother Martha', dies at 91 after long suffering Alzheimer's disease. ..." on Saturday, July 20, 12:47:11pm


...Geraldine Fitzgerald married Sir Edward Lindsay-Hogg, 4th Bt. in London on November 18, 1936, but divorce in Reno, Nevada-U.S.A on August 30, 1946, three years their separation. The marriage produced a son, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Fitzgerald's UK stage success led her to New York and the Broadway stage in 1938. She made her American debut opposite Orson Welles in the Mercury Theatre production of Heartbreak House in Summer 1938.

But, Gerladine Fitzgerald's son (born May 1940), whose looks bore a strong resemblance to Orson Welles, with whom she worked and was linked romantically in the late 1930s, led to rumors that Welles was his biological father. After Fitzgerald's divorce from Sir Edward Lindsay-Hogg, son Michael was raised in NY area, and educated at Trinity School in New York, and later at Choate School in Connecticut. When Michael Lindsay-Hogg was 16, his mother reluctantly divulged that there had been pervasive rumours that his father was Orson Welles, and she denied themóbut in such detail that he was left confused and dubious. Fitzgerald evaded the subject for the rest of her life.

Years later, after his mother's death, Michael Lindsay-Hogg initiated a DNA test, which proved inconclusive. In his 2011 autobiography Lindsay-Hogg reported that his questions were resolved by his mother's close friend Gloria Vanderbilt, who wrote that Fitzgerald had told her that Welles was his indeed father.

But, a 2015 biography of Welles by Patrick McGilligan argues that Welles's paternity is unlikely; Fitzgerald left the United States for Ireland in late May 1939, and her son, born early May 1940, was conceived before her return in late October. Welles did not travel overseas during that period. ...The question lingers.

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OT: How many famous people can you name who have two of the same names in their first and last names? (NT)GeraldineWednesday, August 14, 09:33:20am


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