Belva Gaertner Photo

Belva Gaertner

Born: Sep 14, 1884

Death: May 14, 1965

Nationality: United States

Belva Gaertner

Date of Birth : Sep 14, 1884
Date of Death : May 14, 1965

Belva Gaertner, was a woman who was acquitted in a 1924 murder trial. She inspired the fictional character Velma Kelly/Velma Wall in the play Chicago created by Maurine Dallas Watkins; Watkins reported on the trial for the Chicago Tribune. The character also appears in the musical based on the play.

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