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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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Filmography

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 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)
The Nurse
- The Boy Between (1961) ... The 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
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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: Mister Johnson. Drama. See more »

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Sister of William A. Attaway.

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Cancer

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