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Ruth Orkin (I) (1921–1985)

Ruth Orkin was born on September 3, 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She was a director and actress, known for Little Fugitive (1953), Lovers and Lollipops (1956) and The Dog Lover (1962). She was married to Morris Engel. She died on January 16, 1985 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Little Fugitive
Little Fugitive Director
Lovers and Lollipops
The Dog Lover
The Dog Lover (cameo)
Morris Engel: The Independent
Morris Engel: The Independent Camera and Electrical Department


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 1962 The Dog Lover (Short) (cameo)
 1953 Little Fugitive
Woman on Beach (uncredited)
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 1953 Little Fugitive (written by)
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 1953 Little Fugitive (edited by)
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 2008 Morris Engel: The Independent (Video documentary short) (still photographer)
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 1956 Lovers and Lollipops (producer)
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 2010 Lunch Money (Short) (special thanks)
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 1996 Ruth Orkin: Frames of Life (Documentary short)

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producer, film editor

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Daughter of Silent Film actress Mary Ruby. See more »

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