- Published on Sunday, February 27 2011
Actress Kim Cattrall was left speechless after discovering her late grandfather was a bigamist as she looked to solve the mystery behind his disappearance on ancestry show Who Do You Think You Are?.
The Sex and the City star returned to her native Liverpool, England and delved deep into her family history to get to the bottom of the scandal surrounding her maternal granddad, George Baugh, who abandoned Kim Cattrall's grandmother after 10 years of marriage, leaving her to bring up their three daughters on her own during a depression.
Kim Cattrall's mum, Shane, never saw her father again after he left in 1938, but the actress was stunned to find out the truth behind Baugh's disappearance - he walked away from his family to start a new life with another woman.
During the historical show, which aired on Friday (25Feb11), Cattrall learned Baugh wed Isabella Oliver in August 1939, a year after meeting, and they lived in a village just three hours away from his existing family.
The couple went on to have four children, with the youngest, George Baugh, born in 1959 - three years after Shane gave birth to Cattrall.
Admitting she was "disappointed" by Baugh's adultery, the star said, "That son of a b**ch. He was a bigamist... I knew he was gutsy, but now... he was a criminal. He left in 1938; within a year, he was remarried."
Kim Cattrall's grandfather later emigrated to Australia before passing away in 1974, without ever getting back in touch with the family he had left behind.