Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

Katy Taylor

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was born in Montgomery, Alabama on July 24, 1900. Her father was a judge, and her mother was a housewife that encouraged Sayre and her 3 siblings to express themselves freely. Because of this she ran wild; she refused to cross her legs at her ankles and stayed out with boys late into the night, she also became known as an excellent dancer. Zelda Sayre married Scott Fitzgerald and she became his muse for most of his novels. They were widely known as the golden couple during the roaring 20s. After years of lavish and scandalous parties, Fitzgerald slowly became an alcoholic while Sayre began her descent into schizophrenia. After 1934, Fitzgerald and Sayre hardly saw one another. Fitzgerald still provided care for Sayre until his death in 1940; Sayre died 8 years after him at Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.

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