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Georgiana Young (born Georgiana Paula Belzer;[1] September 10, 1924 – November 29, 2007) was an American actress, the maternal younger half-sister of actresses Loretta Young, Polly Ann Young, and Sally Blane.[2] She had a brief career in film, appearing alongside her sisters in the biographical drama The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939), followed by bit parts in two other films.

Georgiana Young
Georgiana Young 1938.jpg
Young in 1938
Born
Georgiana Paula Belzer

(1924-09-10)September 10, 1924
DiedNovember 29, 2007(2007-11-29) (aged 83)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1939–1949
Spouse(s)
Children4
FamilyPolly Ann Young (half-sister)
Sally Blane (half-sister)
Loretta Young (half-sister)
Judy Lewis (niece)
Christopher Lewis (nephew)
Peter Lewis (nephew)

BiographyEdit

Georgiana Young was born Georgiana Paula Belzer in Los Angeles on September 10, 1924[3], the daughter of George Uncus Belzer and Gladys Royal.[4][5] Along with her half-sisters, she was raised Roman Catholic.[6]

Young's acting career was short-lived, though she appeared in three films. Her debut role was as Berta Hubbard, sister of Mabel Gardiner Hubbard, in Irving Cummings's 1939 biographical film The Story of Alexander Graham Bell, opposite her sisters Loretta (as Mabel), Sally, and Polly Ann.[7] She would later have bit parts in two other films: No, No, Nanette (1940), and Border Incident (1949), the latter of which starred her husband, actor Ricardo Montalbán, whom she married in 1944.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

 
Young with her longtime husband Ricardo Montalbán, c. 1950

Young met Ricardo Montalbán sometime in the early 1940s. After seeing her performance in The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939), Montalbán fell in love with her.[9]

The couple wed in Los Angeles in 1944 and remained married until her death in 2007 at age 83 from undisclosed causes.[2] The couple had four children.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Berta Hubbard
1940 No, No, Nanette Show Girl
1949 Border Incident Woman
1972 This Is Your Life Herself Episode: "Don Rickles"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States Census, 1940", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CP-9FG; accessed January 25, 2017), Georgiana Belzer in household of Gladys Belzer, Councilmanic District 3, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-219, sheet 66B, line 75, family 272, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 407.
  2. ^ a b Vazzana 2011, p. 50.
  3. ^ "Georgian Belzer, Born 09/10/1924 in California | CaliforniaBirthIndex.org". www.californiabirthindex.org. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  4. ^ Capace 2001, p. 210.
  5. ^ Porter 2001, p. 244.
  6. ^ Davis 2001, p. 47.
  7. ^ Shilling 2013, p. 222.
  8. ^ "Ricardo Montalban and Georgiana Young". About.com. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  9. ^ Smilgis, Martha (April 18, 1978). "Cast Off in Hollywood, Ricardo Montalban Lands Safely on 'Fantasy Island'". People. Retrieved January 24, 2017.

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