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Sheilah Graham Westbrook

Personal information
Birth nameLily Sheil
Birth dateSeptember 15, 1904
Place of birthLeeds, England
Date of deathNovember 17, 1988(age 84)
Death placePalm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Pen nameSheilah Graham
OccupationGossip columnist, author, actress
Periodc. 1924 - 1985
PartnerF. Scott Fitzgerald (July 14, 1937 - 1940)
ChildrenWendy Westbrook Fairey
Robert T. Westbrook

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Sheilah Graham Westbrook (September 15, 1904 - November 17, 1988) was an English-born American nationally syndicated gossip columnist during Hollywood's "Golden Age," who with Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper wielded power to make or break careers prompting her to describe herself as "the Last of the unholy trio."

Graham was also known for her relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald, which she played a part in immortalizing through her autobiographical account of that period, Beloved Infidel, a best-seller made into a movie. In her youth, she had been a showgirl, and a freelance writer for Fleet Street, and published a few short stories and two novels. These early experiences would converge in a career that spanned nearly four decades as a successful columnist and author.

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