Monday, November 01, 2021

George Tyssen Butler [1943-2021]

George Tyssen Butler, who died 21 October, 2021, aged 78, was a scion of the Butler baronets, and descended from the Dukes of Leinster.

Butler was a film-maker who launched Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career and started a fitness boom with the documentary Pumping Iron.

He was born 12 October, 1943, son of Tyssen Desmond Butler [1906-97], and his wife the former Dorothy West [died 1999]; married in 1970 [div 1981], Mary Victoria Leiter [bornm 1950], daughter of Thomas Leiter [1912-58].

William FitzGerald, 2nd Duke of Leinster [1748-1804] > Lord William FitzGerald [1793-1864] > Geraldine FitzGerald [d 1896] > Thomas Butler [1862-1933] > Tyssen Butler [see above]


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