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Ruth Clifford (1900–1998)

American actress, originally of leading roles, whose career lasted from silent days into the television era. A native of Rhode Island, she attended St. Mary's Seminary in Narragansett, Rhode Island, then, following her mother's death in 1911, came to Los Angeles as a teenager to live with her actress aunt. She got work as an extra and began her ... See full bio »

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Wagon Master
Wagon Master Fleuretty Phyffe
The Invisible Ray
The Desire of the Moth
The Desire of the Moth Stella Vorhis
Fires of Youth
Fires of Youth Lucille Linforth


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 1968 Funny Girl
Maid (uncredited)
 1964 I'd Rather Be Rich
Director's Wife (uncredited)
 1961 Two Rode Together
Woman (uncredited)
 1960 Sergeant Rutledge
Officer's Wife (uncredited)
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Nurse (uncredited)
 1957 Designing Woman
Vanessa Cole (uncredited)
 1956 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Florence (uncredited)
 1956 The Searchers
Deranged Woman at Fort (uncredited)
 1955 The Cobweb
Mrs. Jenkins
 1955 A Man Called Peter
Nurse (uncredited)
 1955 Prince of Players
English Nurse (uncredited)
 1953 Give a Girl a Break
Madelyn's Mother (uncredited)
 1953 Flight Nurse
Mother (uncredited)
 1952 Stars and Stripes Forever
Brooklyn Navy Yard Nurse (uncredited)
 1952 The Quiet Man
Mother (uncredited)
 1950 Sunset Boulevard
Sheldrake's Secretary (uncredited)
 1950 Wagon Master
Fleuretty Phyffe
 1950 Key to the City
Mrs. Anderson (uncredited)
 1950 Whirlpool
Nurse (uncredited)
 1949 Free for All
Miss Berry (uncredited)
 1949 Everybody Does It
Nurse (uncredited)
 1949 Prejudice
Ma Hanson's Friend (uncredited)
 1949 Father Was a Fullback
 1949 You're My Everything
Nurse (uncredited)
 1949 Not Wanted
Mrs. Elizabeth Stone
 1948 3 Godfathers
Woman in Bar (uncredited)
 1948 Unfaithfully Yours
Saleslady (uncredited)
 1948 The Snake Pit
Nurse (uncredited)
 1948 Cry of the City
Nurse (uncredited)
 1948 The Luck of the Irish
Secretary (uncredited)
 1948 The Walls of Jericho (uncredited)
 1948 Hazard
Waitress (uncredited)
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Resort Guest (uncredited)
 1946 My Darling Clementine
Opera House Patron (uncredited)
 1946 Shock
Mrs. Margaret Cross (uncredited)
 1945 Leave Her to Heaven
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1945 The Spider
Mrs. Gillespie, Tenant
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Sister Mercy Mary (uncredited)
 1944 In the Meantime, Darling
Mrs. Phillips (uncredited)
 1944 The Lodger
Hairdresser (uncredited)
 1943 Coney Island
Saloon Patron (uncredited)
 1942 Holiday Inn
Guest at Inn (uncredited)
 1942 The Postman Didn't Ring
Secretary (uncredited)
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Graduation Spectator (uncredited)
 1942 It Happened in Flatbush
Ruth - Mrs. McAvoy's Secretary (uncredited)
 1942 Land of the Open Range
Mrs. Palmer (uncredited)
 1942 Blue, White and Perfect
Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
 1941 Road to Happiness
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1941 Cadet Girl
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
 1941 How Green Was My Valley
Village Woman (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. Celebrity
Woman In Convertible
 1941 We Go Fast
Miss Kertz - Hempstead's Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 Along the Rio Grande
 1940 Sailor's Lady
Maid (uncredited)
 1940 Lillian Russell
Extra (uncredited)
 1940 Free, Blonde and 21
Nurse (uncredited)
 1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Mrs. Finney (uncredited)
 1939 Swanee River
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1939 The Honeymoon's Over
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1939 Wife, Husband and Friend
Seamstress (uncredited)
 1938 Charlie Chan in Honolulu
Nurse (uncredited)
 1938/II Keep Smiling
Schoolteacher (uncredited)
 1938 Safety in Numbers
Mrs. Hensley
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Nurse (uncredited)
 1936 To Mary - with Love
 1936 The Crime of Dr. Forbes
Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 The Return of Jimmy Valentine
Radio Actress (uncredited)
 1936 Paddy O'Day
Mrs. Right - First Class Passenger (uncredited)
 1935 She Married Her Boss
Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Yorkshire Pioneer's Wife (uncredited)
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Mrs. Gray (uncredited)
 1935 Ginger
Society Woman (uncredited)
 1935 Hold 'Em Yale (uncredited)
 1935 Stolen Harmony
Nurse (uncredited)
 1935 Let's Live Tonight
American (uncredited)
 1934 Lady by Choice
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1934 Elmer and Elsie
 1934 Whom the Gods Destroy
Frightened Balkan Passenger (uncredited)
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
Secretary (uncredited)
 1934 Woman Unafraid
 1934 Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen
Friend of Miss Fane (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday
Eleanor (uncredited)
 1933 Pilgrimage
Schoolteacher (uncredited)
 1933 The Constant Woman
Speakeasy Floozie
 1933 Face in the Sky
Hotel Guest with Dog (uncredited)
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Christian Mother at Meeting (uncredited)
 1929 The Show of Shows
Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number
 1929 The Eternal Woman
Doris Forbes
 1929 The Devil's Apple Tree
Jane Norris
 1927 The Thrill Seekers
Adrean Wainwright
 1927 Don Mike
Mary Kelsey
 1926 Lew Tyler's Wives
Jessie Winkler
 1926 Brooding Eyes
Joan Ayre
 1925 The Storm Breaker
Lysette DeJon
 1925 Typhoon Love
 1925 The Love Hour
Betty Brown
 1925 The Phantom of the Opera
Ballerina (uncredited)
 1925 Her Husband's Secret
Mrs. Pearce
 1925 As Man Desires
Gloria Gordon
 1924 The Tornado
Ruth Travers
 1924 Butterfly
Hilary Collier
 1924 The Whispered Name
Anne Gray
 1923 Ponjola
Gay Lypiatt
 1923 April Showers
Miriam Welton
 1923 Hell's Hole
Dorothy Owen
 1923 Mothers-in-Law
Vianna Courtleigh
 1923 Daughters of the Rich
Sally Malakoff
 1923 Truxton King
 1923 The Dangerous Age
Gloria Sanderson
 1923 The Face on the Bar-Room Floor
Marion Trevor
 1922 My Dad
 1921 Tropical Love
 1920 The Invisible Ray
 1920 The Amazing Woman
Anitra Frane
 1919 The Black Gate
Vera Hampton
 1919 The Millionaire Pirate
The Girl
 1919 The Game's Up
Ruth Elliott
 1918 The Cabaret Girl
Ann Reid
 1918 The Lure of Luxury
Dalle Aldis
 1918 Fires of Youth
Lucille Linforth
 1918 Midnight Madness
Gertrude Temple
 1918 The Guilt of Silence
 1918 The Red, Red Heart
Rhoda Tuttle
 1918 Hungry Eyes
Mary Jane Appleton
 1918 Hands Down
Hilda Stuyvesant
 1917 The Savage
Marie Louise
 1917 The Door Between
Heloise Crocker
 1917 The Desire of the Moth
Stella Vorhis
 1917 The Mysterious Mr. Tiller
Clara Hawthorne
 1917 Mother o' Mine
Catherine Thurston
 1917 A Kentucky Cinderella
 1917 Eternal Love
 1917 Polly Put the Kettle On
Polly Vance
 1916 Behind the Lines
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Ruth Clifford Cornelius | Ruth Cornelius


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