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Ruth White

Ruth White was born on April 24, 1914 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA as Ruth Patricia White. She was an actress, known for Du silence et des ombres... (1962),Macadam cowboy (1969) and Pendez-les haut et court (1968). She died on December 3, 1969 in Perth Amboy. Her death, from cancer, was sudden and unexpected. She spent the final decade of her life as one of New York's most highly praised character actresses. She had sacrificed her career to care for an ailing parent, and when she returned to acting, she was in her mid-30s, overweight and without much promise of reviving her career. However, she scored great successes in the off-Broadway plays of Samuel Beckett (most notably "Happy Days"), appeared in Edward Albee's "Malcolm" (1966) and "Box" (1968), and earned a Tony nomination for her role in Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" (1968). She earned an Emmy nomination for her role in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "Little Moon of Alban".

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Apr 24, 1914 In Perth Amboy - New Jersey - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Three Stooges 1934-05-05
Latest Project:
Movie The Pursuit of Happiness 1971-02-23
Known For
Poster of A Lovely Way to Die
Poster of The Tiger Makes Out
Poster of Up the Down Staircase
Poster of Baby the Rain Must Fall
Movie The Pursuit of Happiness Mrs. Popper 1971-02-23
Movie Midnight Cowboy Sally Buck 1969-05-25
Movie The Reivers Miss Reba 1969-12-25
Movie No Way to Treat a Lady Mrs. Himmel 1968-03-20
Movie A Lovely Way to Die Biddy, Cook 1968-07-12
Movie Hang 'em High Madame Sophie 1968-07-31
Movie Charly Mrs. Apple 1968-09-23
Movie Up the Down Staircase Beatrice Schacter 1967-01-19
Movie The Tiger Makes Out Mrs. Kelly 1967-08-18
Movie Cast a Giant Shadow Mrs. Chaison 1966-03-30
Movie Baby the Rain Must Fall Miss Clara 1965-01-12
Movie A Rage to Live Mrs. Bannon 1965-10-20
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie To Kill a Mockingbird Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose 1962-12-25
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie The Nun's Story Mother Marcella 1959-06-18
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Edge of the City Mrs. Nordmann 1957-08-02
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Series The Three Stooges Unknown 1934-05-05