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Ruth Cracknell (1925–2002)

Ruth Cracknell was born on July 6, 1925 in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia as Ruth Winifred Cracknell. She was an actress, known for Mother and Son (1984), Lilian's Story (1996) and Spider & Rose (1994). She was married to Eric Phillips. She died on May 13, 2002 in Sydney, New South Wales. See full bio »

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 2004 The Scree (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1997 Frontier (TV Mini-Series)
several voices
 1997 Joey
Sylvia Vanderberg
 1994 Spider & Rose
Rose Dougherty
 1989 Kokoda Crescent
 1988 Emerald City
Elaine Ross
 1986 Alice to Nowhere (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Spencer
 1984 A Country Practice (TV Series)
Maisie Davis
- Man's Best Friend: Part 2 (1984) ... Maisie Davis
- Man's Best Friend: Part 1 (1984) ... Maisie Davis
 1983 Molly
Mrs. Reach
 1983 The Dismissal (TV Mini-Series)
Margaret Whitlam
 1982 Spring & Fall (TV Series)
- Perfect Company (1982) ... Jess
 1982 The Best of Friends
 1982 Island Trader (TV Movie)
 1979 Golden Soak (TV Mini-Series)
 1978 The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
Mrs. Heather Newby
 1977 Young Ramsay (TV Series)
Hazel Barton
- The Mystery of the Bora Hills (1977) ... Hazel Barton
 1977 The Singer and the Dancer
Mrs. Bilson
 1975 That Lady from Peking
Fortune Teller
 1975 Ben Hall (TV Series)
Ma Walsh
 1973 Boney (TV Series)
Elizabeth Campbell
- Boney and the Black Clansman (1973) ... Elizabeth Campbell
 1973 Seven Little Australians (TV Mini-Series)
- Yarrahappini (1973) ... Martha
- What Are Fathers for Anyway? (1973) ... Martha
- Tomorrow Do Thy Worst (1973) ... Martha
- The Picnic (1973) ... Martha
- Secrets (1973) ... Martha
 1972 The Cousin from Fiji (TV Movie)
 1972 Division 4 (TV Series)
Mrs. Harris
- I'm Going to Smash Something Every Day (1972) ... Mrs. Harris
 1971 Dynasty (TV Series)
- Nothing Personal (1971) ... Biddy
 1971 Mrs Finnegan (TV Series)
Mrs. Evans
- Home Sweet Home Unit (1971) ... Mrs. Evans
 1971 Dead Men Running (TV Series)
 1970 The Long Arm (TV Series)
Mrs. Stevens
- The Lion Was the First to Know (1970) ... Mrs. Stevens
 1970 The Rovers (TV Series)
The Postmistress
- Sitting Pretty (1970) ... The Postmistress
 1969 I've Married a Bachelor (TV Series)
- Into the Breach (1969)
 1968 Fiends of the Family (TV Movie)
 1967 I'm Alright Now (TV Series)
 1967 Bellbird (TV Series)
 1964 Split Level (TV Movie)
 1963 Smugglers Beware (TV Series)
 1962 The Patriots (TV Series)
 1960 Reflections in Dark Glasses (TV Movie)
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She acted in David Williamson's play, "What if You Died Tomorrow?," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Ron Haddrick in the cast. Robin Lovejoy was director. See more »

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Is, as of 2010, the only woman to be inducted into the Australian television hall of fame. See more »

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