Edith Fitzgerald
BornJanuary 23, 1889
DiedFebruary 4, 1968 (aged 79)
OccupationScreenwriter, playwright

Edith Fitzgerald was an American screenwriter and playwright active primarily during the 1930s.

Biography

Born and raised in Burnside, Kentucky, Edith Pearl Fitzgerald was one of 12 children born to John Fitzgerald and Dora Roberts.

During the course of her career, she co-wrote several Broadway plays with Robert Riskin, her then-boyfriend, including Her Delicate Condition.[1][2] The two parted ways after they moved to the West Coast, and they never married despite press reports to the contrary.[3]

She was married to Elmer Griffin, a star tennis player, and she became a tennis champion in her own right.[4] She died in 1968 in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a brief illness.[5]

Partial filmography

References

  1. ^ "6 Feb 1968, Page 37 - The Courier-Journal at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  2. ^ "Six Screenplays by Robert Riskin". publishing.cdlib.org. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  3. ^ Scott, Ian (2015-01-13). In Capra's Shadow: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Robert Riskin. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 9780813159669.
  4. ^ Scott, Ian (2015). In Capra's Shadow: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Robert Riskin. University Press of Kentucky. p. 26. ISBN 978-0813159669.
  5. ^ "6 Feb 1968, 33 - The Boston Globe at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.