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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 »

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

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Stage Play: A Cry of Players. Written by William Gibson. Incidental music by Richard Peaslee. Scenic Design by David Hays. Costume Design by Patricia Quinn Stuart. Lighting Design by John Gleason. Assistant to Mr. Hays: Doug Schmidt. Assistant to Mr. Gleason: Spencer Mosse. Directed by Gene Frankel. Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 14 Nov 1968- 15... See more »

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Sister of William A. Attaway.

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