MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Scottie Fitzgerald Smith, only child of author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, died Wednesday at her home here after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Smith, who was 64, had been suffering from a recurrence of cancer.
Mrs. Smith, a child when her father earned literary renown in the 1920s and her parents symbolized the dashing life style of the Jazz Age, was a writer whose career included an early stint with the New Yorker.
She was born in 1921 in St. Paul, Minn., her father's home state, traveled widely and settled 13 years ago in Montgomery, hometown of her mother, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, whose father was a member of the Alabama Supreme Court.
Fitzgerald, whose novels include one of America's classics, "The Great Gatsby," died in Hollywood in 1940. Zelda Fitzgerald, a painter and writer who published a book, "Save Me the Waltz," died in a sanitarium fire in North Carolina in 1948.