Zelda Sayre was born in Montgomery, Alabama back in 1917 to Anthony and Minerva. In her youth, she was interested in dancing, taking ballet lessons and enjoying the outdoors. She attended Sidney Lanier High School, but she was only interested in smoking, drinking and spending much of her time with boys. She once wore a tight, flesh-colored bathing suit fueling rumors that she swam nude.
Beneath her high school photo was tow quotes made by her. “Why should all life be work, when we all can borrow?” “Let’s think only of today, and not worry about tomorrow.” She met her future husband Frances in 1918. In April of 1920, they were married in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The couple had one son, but she was not the domestic housewife. She became a truly exceptional dancer practicing for up to eight hour a day. That resulted in her subsequent physical and mental exhaustion. In 1930, she was admitted to a sanatorium in France where she was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. She died in 1948, she was 47.
What you may not know about Zelda is that her husband Frances was F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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