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Ruth Gillette (1906–1994)

Ruth Gillette was born on August 16, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for In Old Chicago (1937), The Gentleman from Louisiana (1936) and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938). She died on May 13, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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In Old Chicago
In Old Chicago Miss Lou
The Gentleman from Louisiana
Convention Girl
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 1985-1986 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
- Out of Peekskill: Part 2 (1986) ... Ruth
- Out of Peekskill: Part 1 (1986) ... Ruth
- Grand Opening (1985) ... Ruth
- Two Guys from Appleton (1985) ... Ruth (as Ruth Gillete)
 1983 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Mrs. Wrigley
- Don't Rock the Boat (1983) ... Mrs. Wrigley
 1982 Madame's Place (TV Series)
Mrs. Stewart, III
- Episode #1.21 (1982) ... Mrs. Stewart, III
 1981 Going Ape!
 1976 The Shaggy D.A.
Song Chairman
 1973 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Mrs. Milstead
- The Last of Howard (1973) ... Mrs. Milstead
 1963 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Mrs. Morton
- The Lost Dog (1963) ... Mrs. Morton
 1960 The Devil to Pay (Short)
 1950 In a Lonely Place
Martha (uncredited)
 1949 Everybody Does It
Mrs. Craig (uncredited)
 1945 Nob Hill
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1943 Coney Island
Saloon Patron (uncredited)
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello
Singer (uncredited)
 1942 Street of Chance
Blonde (uncredited)
 1942 The Postman Didn't Ring
Secretary (uncredited)
 1942 Small Town Deb
 1941 For Beauty's Sake
Fat Woman (uncredited)
 1941 The Monster and the Girl
Wedding Witness (uncredited)
 1939 Little Accident
Woman (uncredited)
 1939 Made for Each Other
Tipsy Blonde at New Year's Eve Party (uncredited)
 1939 Pride of the Navy
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1938 Slander House
Mme. Renault
 1938 The Chaser
Mrs. Olaf Olson
 1938 Josette
 1937 In Old Chicago
Miss Lou
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Ex-Follies Girl (uncredited)
 1937 Saratoga
Mrs. Pearl Hurley (uncredited)
 1937 This Is My Affair
 1937 Off to the Races
 1936 Bulldog Edition
Jailhouse Gertie (uncredited)
 1936 The Gentleman from Louisiana
Lillian Russell
 1936 San Francisco
Earthquake Survivor (uncredited)
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Lillian Russell (uncredited)
 1935 The Spanish Cape Mystery
Laura Constable
 1935 Navy Wife
Jenny (uncredited)
 1935 Silk Hat Kid
First Tart (uncredited)
 1935 Convention Girl
Helen Shalton
 1935 Life Begins at 40
Mrs. Cotton
 1934 Woman in the Dark
Lil Logan
 1934 So You Won't T-T-T-Talk (Short)
Betty Whipple
 1934 Wild Gold
Dixie Belle
 1934 I Believed in You
Woman in Cafe (uncredited)
 1934 Three on a Honeymoon
Mrs. Foster (uncredited)
 1934 David Harum
Lillian Russell (uncredited)
 1934 Frontier Marshal
Queenie LaVerne
 1933 Keg o' My Heart (Short)
Leading Lady (uncredited)
 1933 Stage Mother
Blonde (uncredited)
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Stage and screen actress, on Broadway from 1925, primarily in musical comedy. Best remembered on screen for her role as Lillian Russell in The Great Ziegfeld (1936). From the 40's, consigned mainly to small supporting roles.

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