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Ruth Kobart (1924–2002)

Ruth Kobart was born on April 24, 1924 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Ruth Maxine Finkelstein. She was an actress, known for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), Dirty Harry (1971) and Sister Act (1992). She died on December 14, 2002 in San Francisco, California, USA. See full bio »

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Dirty Harry
Dirty Harry Bus Driver
Sister Act
Sister Act Choir Nun


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 1995 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Elizabeth Corning
- Miller's Crossing (1995) ... Elizabeth Corning
 1994 King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride (Video Game)
Malicia / The Crystal Dragon / The Magic Statuette (voice)
 1992-1993 Bob (TV Series)
Iris Frankel
- Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Mad Dog Gone? (1993) ... Iris Frankel
- Neighborhood Watch (1993) ... Iris Frankel
- The Entertainer (1993) ... Iris Frankel
- Death of an Underwear Salesman (1993) ... Iris Frankel
- Tell Them Willy Mammoth Is Here (1993) ... Iris Frankel
 1992 Sister Act
Choir Nun
 1991 Acting Sheriff (TV Movie)
Dispatcher Helen Munson
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Estelle Zymak
- Old Friends (1990) ... Estelle Zymak
 1988 First Impressions (TV Series)
Mrs. Madison
- The Selling of Frank (1988) ... Mrs. Madison
- The Audition (1988) ... Mrs. Madison
- Poor Clara (1988) ... Mrs. Madison
- On His Own (1988) ... Mrs. Madison
- The Public Trust (1988) ... Mrs. Madison
 1986 Life with Lucy (TV Series)
Mrs. Finley
- One Good Grandparent Deserves Another (1986) ... Mrs. Finley
 1986 Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1983-1986 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Ida / Nurse Ramona Worley / Langley / ...
- Self-Diagnosis (1986) ... Ida
- All of Me (1985) ... Nurse Ramona Worley
- The Spy Who Bugged Me (1983) ... X-Ray Technician
 1985 The Lady from Yesterday (TV Movie)
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
- A Relative Situation (1985) ... Waitress
 1984 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Madame Zorina
- Another Man's Shoes (1984) ... Madame Zorina
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Female Golfer
- Elegy in Steele (1984) ... Female Golfer
 1983-1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
- Houston Is Dead (1984) ... Nurse
- Fear for Tomorrow (1983) ... Nurse
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Mrs. Fustino
- Blizzard (1984) ... Mrs. Fustino
 1983 Baby Sister (TV Movie)
Mrs. Clark
 1982 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Older Woman
- Barney Gets Laid Off (1982) ... Older Woman
 1977 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Name Your Price (1977) ... Millie
 1977 The McLean Stevenson Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Turner
- What Makes Mac Run? (1977) ... Mrs. Turner
 1977 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
- Deadly Ringer (1977) ... Guard
 1975 The Hindenburg
Hattie (uncredited)
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Motel Manager
- The Bullet (1972) ... Motel Manager
 1971 Dirty Harry
Bus Driver
 1968 Petulia
 1964 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Atkinson
- The Continental (1964) ... Mrs. Atkinson
 1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Mrs. Abernathy / Callahan
- The Loves of Sylvia Schnauser (1963) ... Mrs. Abernathy (uncredited)
- Joan Crawford Didn't Say No (1963) ... Callahan (uncredited)
 1960 The Consul (TV Movie)
Vera Boronel
 1959 Maria Golovín (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Hilda") in "Pipe Dream" on Broadway. Musical. Lighting Design / Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Based on the novel "Sweet Thursday" by John Steinbeck, adapted by Oscar Hammerstein II. Costume Design by Alvin Colt. Assistant Scenic Design: John Harvey. Assistant Costume Design: Florence Klotz and Frank Spencer; Hair... See more »

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Classical and musical comedy character actress, a long time member of San Francisco's ACT, known for her Broadway work, particularly her roles in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1961), which she transferred to film six years later, and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (1962), which earned her a Tony-nomination. She typically played overbearing wives and ... See more »

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