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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
Birth: Jul. 24, 1900
Death: Mar. 10, 1948

Writer/Artist. Zelda Sayre was the youngest child of Judge Anthony Dickinson Sayre and his wife Minnie. As a child and teenager, she led a wild existance in the quiet town of Montgomery, AL. She met F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1918 and after the publication of his first novel "This Side of Paradise" they married on April 3rd, 1920. Their only child, Frances Scott Fitzgerald, was born in October 1921. Her marriage to Scott was not perfect, while their antics catapulted them to celebrity status and were fictionalized in Scott's books, there were also fights, affairs, and constant problems with debt. They moved to several places around New York, St. Paul and France for the first few years. At the age of 27, Zelda began ballet lessons with Madame Lubov Egorova in hopes of becoming a prima ballerina, which at her age was impossible. Beginning in 1930, Zelda would be committed (and released) to several mental institutions after being diagnosed with schizophrenia, the final time committing herself to Highland Hospital in Asheville, NC. In 1932, she published her only novel "Save Me the Waltz", which was an almost autobiographical account of her life up to that point. She also published a play, "Scandalabra"; several short stories and articles; and she also created a large number of paintings, paper dolls, and sketches which some were intended to be passed on to her daughter and grandchildren. After Scott passed away in 1940, she began a second novel, "Caesar's Things" which was never finished and covered similar ground as her first book. Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald died in a fire which broke out at Highland Hospital on March 10th, 1948.
 (bio by: Sara Megan Kay) 
 
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 Parents:
  Anthony Dickinson Sayre (1858 - 1931)
  Minerva Buckner Machen Sayre (1860 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)
 
 Children:
  Frances Fitzgerald (1921 - 1986)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marjorie Sayre Brinson (1886 - 1960)*
  Rosalind Sayre Smith (1889 - 1979)*
  Anthony Dickinson Sayre (1894 - 1933)*
  Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (1900 - 1948)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Mental Institution Fire
 
Burial:
Old Saint Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery
Rockville
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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