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Ruth Hussey (1911–2005)

A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Drama, Ruth Hussey's first show-business job was as a fashion commentator on a local radio station. She journeyed to New York City, where she was signed as a model by the world-famous Powers agency. She obtained some stage roles with touring companies and was noticed by MGM, which signed her and ... See full bio »

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 1960 The Facts of Life
Mary Gilbert
 1953 The Lady Wants Mink
Nora Connors
 1952 Stars and Stripes Forever
Jennie Sousa
 1952 Woman of the North Country
Christine Powell, later Christine Ramlo
 1950 Mr. Music
Lorna Marvis
 1950 Louisa
Meg Norton
 1944 Marine Raiders
Lt. Ellen Foster
 1943 Tender Comrade
Barbara Thomas
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Eliza McCardle Johnson
 1942 Pierre of the Plains
Daisy Denton
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Kay Motford
 1941 Married Bachelor
Norma Haven
 1941 Free and Easy
Martha Gray
 1940 Flight Command
Lorna Gary
 1940 Northwest Passage
Elizabeth Browne
 1939 Another Thin Man
Dorothy Waters
 1939 Maisie
Sybil Ames
 1939 Honolulu
 1938 Spring Madness
Kate McKim
 1938 Time Out for Murder
Peggy Norton
 1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl
Joan Thayer
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Nadine Piermont
 1938 Judge Hardy's Children
Margaret 'Maggie' Lee
 1938 Man-Proof
Jane (scenes deleted)
 1937 Madame X
 1937 Big City
Mayor's Secretary (uncredited)
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She acted in William Marchant's play, 'The Desk Set," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Frank Milan in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ruth March


5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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Personal Quote:

I stayed out of sight I guess. I probably didn't seek work but then producers didn't seek me out either.


Although a Democrat, she did vote for Republican Ronald Reagan during the 1980 and 1984 presidential election due in part that she was strongly dissatisfied with the presidency of the Democratic Jimmy Carter. She voted for him in 1976 and found out quickly that he "wasn't up to the job" as she'd believed. See more »

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