PROFILE: George Bluth, Sr.
We take a look at the former chairman of the embattled Bluth Company, in the first part of our nine-part series profiling Newport Beach’s own Bluth family.
Currently incarcerated in the Orange County Prison awaiting trial for charges including evidence tampering, fraud, theft, grand theft, and petty theft, the disgraced former chairman of the Bluth Company, George Bluth, Sr., says he has discovered a higher purpose in life.
According to George Sr., he discovered Judaism when he was put into solitary confinement at the prison and the late afternoon sun cast a shadow of the Star of David, the six-pointed star symbolising the religion, on the cell walls. Since then, George Sr. has adopted the religion, even following the Talmudic tradition of wearing a yarmulke, and has attempted to preach his newly-found learnings to the other inmates. Success led Mr. Bluth to release a best-selling collection of tapes called Caged Wisdom.
But self discovery was not so easy for the acerbic George Sr., who grew up in Newport Beach, following in the footsteps of his inspirational father, founder of the Bluth Company.
George Sr. adored his children, and always tried to instill postive values in them, even going so far as to employ character actor, and former Bluth Company employee, J. Walter Weatherman, to stage intricate scenarios to teach them valuable life lessons.
But the marriage was rumored to be loveless, and rumors persist of an affair with his longtime supporter, and secretary at the Bluth Company, Kitty. Records obtained by The O.P. confirm that Kitty visited Bluth in the prison’s conjugal visit vans shortly after he was incarcerated.
But things may be different these days. While Lucille is rarely seen at the prison, she can always been found at his side at court proceedings. With their lawyer, Barry Zuckerkorn, they promise to fight the charges and free the elder statesman.