No photo available. Represent Ruth Attaway? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 22,031 this week

Ruth Attaway (1910–1987)

Ruth Attaway was born on June 28, 1910 in Greenville, Mississippi, USA. She was an actress, known for Being There (1979), Porgy and Bess (1959) and Conrack (1974). She died on September 21, 1987 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

What Movies Are Coming This Fall?

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Replicants, superheros, and reboots await you in our Fall Movie Guide. Plan your season and take note of the hotly anticipated indie, foreign, and documentary releases, too.

Check out our Fall Movie Guide

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ruth Attaway's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Being There
Being There Louise
(1979)
Porgy and Bess
Porgy and Bess Serena Robbins
(1959)
Conrack
Conrack Edna
(1974)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (11 credits)
 1979 Being There
Louise
 1978 The Bermuda Depths (TV Movie)
Delia
 1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Mayor's Nurse
 1974 Conrack
Edna
 1964 Terror in the City
Farmer's Wife
 1961 The Defenders (TV Series)
Nurse
- The Boy Between (1961) ... Nurse
 1957 Raintree County
Parthenia (uncredited)
 1957 The Young Don't Cry
Philomena
 1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Lady Ruth (1955)
 1953 The President's Lady
Moll
Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
 1959 Porgy and Bess (performer: "My Man's Gone Now", "O Doctor Jesus")
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
 1995 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Herself
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Yerma. Written by Frederico Garcia Lorca. Translated by W.S. Merwin. Directed by John Hirsch. Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 8 Dec 1966- 28 Jan 1967 (60 performances + 4 previews that began on 3 Dec 1966). Cast: Ruth Attaway, Virgilia Chew, Nina Dova, Pamela Dunlap, Gloria Foster, Frank Langella, Aline MacMahon, Beatrice Manley, Ruth... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | See more »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

Sister of William A. Attaway.

Star Sign:

Cancer

Contribute to This Page