Georgiana Young

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Georgiana Young
Georgiana Young 1938.jpg
Young in 1938
Born Georgiana Paula Belzer
(1924-09-30)September 30, 1924
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died November 29, 2007(2007-11-29) (aged 83)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1939–1949
Spouse(s) Ricardo Montalbán
(m. 1944)
Children 4
Family Polly Ann Young (half-sister)
Sally Blane (half-sister)
Loretta Young (half-sister)

Georgiana Young Montalban[1] (born Georgiana Paula Belzer; September 30, 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.

Biography[edit]

Georgiana Young was born Georgiana Paula Belzer in Los Angeles on September 30, 1924, the daughter of George Uncus Belzer and Gladys Royal.[3][4] Along with her half-sisters, she was raised Roman Catholic.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Young met Ricardo Montalbán in 1942. After seeing her performance in The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939), Montalbán fell in love with her.[8]

The couple wed in Los Angeles in 1944 and remained married married until her death in 2007 at age 83 from undisclosed causes.[2] The couple had four children: Laura (1945–2017),[9] Mark (b. 1947),[10] Anita (b. 1949),[11] and Victor (b. 1952).[12]

Filmography[edit]

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"

References[edit]

  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. ^ Capace 2001, p. 210.
  4. ^ Porter 2001, p. 244.
  5. ^ Davis 2001, p. 47.
  6. ^ Shilling 2013, p. 222.
  7. ^ "Ricardo Montalban and Georgiana Young". About.com. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  8. ^ Smilgis, Martha (April 18, 1978). "Cast Off in Hollywood, Ricardo Montalban Lands Safely on 'Fantasy Island'". People. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Laura Montalban was born on August 12, 1945 in Los Angeles County, California". California Birth Index. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Mark Montalban was born on March 13, 1947 in Los Angeles County, California". California Birth Index. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Anita Montalban was born on March 21, 1949 in Los Angeles County, California". California Birth Index. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Victor Montalban was born on April 18, 1952 in Los Angeles County, California". California Birth Index. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 

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