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Rutanya Alda Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 13 October 1942Riga, Latvia
Birth NameRutanya Skrastina

Mini Bio (1)

Rutanya Alda was born on October 13, 1942 in Riga, Latvia as Rutanya Skrastina. She is known for her work on The Deer Hunter (1978), My First Mister (2001) and You Don't Know Jack (2010). She was previously married to Richard Bright.

Spouse (1)

Richard Bright (11 June 1977 - 18 February 2006) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Is no relation to two more famous Aldas, father and son: Robert Alda (born Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D'Abruzzo) and Alan Alda (born Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo).
Broke into films via Brian De Palma's experimental movies of the late 60s.
Born in Latvia but was displaced following WWII until coming to America.
Her husband of almost 30 years, actor Richard Bright was tragically killed after being hit by a tour bus in Manhattan.
Rutanya won a Clio award for best actress for a John Hancock Commercial.
Andrew Saris of the Village Voice voted Rutanya Alda best supporting actress for Mommie Dearest (1981).
In 1988, gave birth to her 1st child, a son Jeremy Bright, with her, now late, husband Richard Bright.
Dubbed Angie Dickinson's orgasmic moans in the famous back cab seat scene in Dressed to Kill (1980).
Doubled for Anne Francis in Funny Girl (1968), Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby (1968), and Barbra Steisand in Hello Dolly! (1969).

Personal Quotes (1)

Growing up in a displaced persons camps after World War II, I saw my first play, a fairy tale, done in the camps. It showed a better life than I was living in, it was magical and I said to myself then and there, that's what I want to do ... My favorite role is the one I'm currently working on, whatever it may be.

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