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Sheilah Graham

Sheilah GrahamAKA Lily Shiel

Born: 15-Sep-1904
Birthplace: Leeds, England [1]
Died: 17-Nov-1988
Location of death: Palm Beach, FL
Cause of death: Natural Causes

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish [2]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist, Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Beloved Infidel

[1] Usually this is given as London, England, but it is actually Leeds, according to her daughter Wendy: "I found her birth certificate among her papers, noting that Lily Shiel had been born on September 15, 1904 in Leeds England, to Louis and Rebecca Shiel." Wendy Fairey, Recollections of Sheilah Graham, Jewish Women's Archive.

[2] Both parents were Jewish, and all their children adopted "English" names to hide their origins. Sheilah did not admit her Jewish heritage in public. Her father is buried in the Jewish Cemetery, Berlin.

Father: Louis Shiel (tailor)
Mother: Rebecca
Brother: Heiman ("Henry")
Sister: Esther ("Iris")
Sister: Sarah ("Sally")
Brother: Meyer ("Jack")
Brother: Morris ("Maurice")
Husband: John Graham Gillam (div. 1937)
Boyfriend: Marquess of Donegal (broken engagement)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (novelist, cohabited 1936-40)
Husband: Trevor Westbrook (m. 1941, div. 1946, one son, one daughter)
Son: Robert T. Westbrook
Daughter: Wendy Fairey
Husband: Stanley Wojtkiewkz (m. 1953, div. 1956)

    College Confidential (20-Aug-1960) · Herself
    Girls Town (5-Oct-1959)
    Impact (20-Mar-1949) · Herself

Author of books:
Beloved Infidel: The Education of a Woman (1958, with Gerold Frank)
Rest of the Story: The Odyssey of a Modern Woman (1964)
College of One: The Story of How F. Scott Fitzgerald Educated the Woman He Loved (1967)
Confessions of a Hollywood Columnist (1969)
Garden of Allah (1970)
A State of Heat (1972, memoir)
How to Marry Super Rich: Or, Love, Money and the Morning After (1974)
For Richer, for Poorer (1975)
The Real F.Scott Fitzgerald, Thirty-Five Years Later (1976)
The Late Lily Shiel (1978)
My Hollywood: A Celebration and a Lament (1984)
Hollywood Revisited: A Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration (1985)

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