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Ruth Roland (1892–1937)


Ruth Roland was, along with Pearl White, the queen of the early movie serials. She came from a show-business family, her father being a San Francisco theater manager and her mother a professional singer. Ruth made her acting debut at age 3-1/2, and soon became a professional actress and singer. Her parents divorced, then her mother died when Ruth ... See full bio »

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 1935 Nine to Nine
Cornelia Du Play
 1930 Reno
Felicia Brett
 1927 The Masked Woman
Dolly Green
 1925 Where the Worst Begins
Jane Brower
 1925 Dollar Down
Ruth Craig
 1923 Ruth of the Range
Ruth Remington
 1923 The Haunted Valley
Ruth Ranger
 1922 The Timber Queen
Ruth Reading
 1922 White Eagle
Ruth Randolph
 1921 The Avenging Arrow
Anita Delgado
 1920 Ruth of the Rockies
Bab Murphy
 1919 The Adventures of Ruth
Ruth Robin
 1919 The Tiger's Trail
Belle Boyd
 1919 Love and the Law (participation unconfirmed)
 1918 Hands Up!
Echo Delane
 1918 Cupid Angling
 1918/II Shifting Sands (Short)
The Wife
 1918 The Rebound (Short)
Violet
 1918 In Poverty's Power (Short)
The Sister
 1918 Sold for Gold (Short)
The Wife
 1918 The Sin of Innocence (Short)
 1918 The Cat's Paw (Short)
 1918 Counterfeit Clues (Short)
The Flirt
 1918 Phantom Fame (Short)
Kate Denton
 1918 The Price of Folly (Short)
 1917 A Message from Reno (Short)
 1917 The Fringe of Society
Esther Drake
 1917 The Stolen Play
Sylvia Smalley
 1917 The Neglected Wife
Margaret Warner
 1917 The Devil's Bait
Doris Sheldon
 1916 The Sultana
Virginia Lowndes
 1916 The Matrimonial Martyr
Erma Desmond / Bertie Stanley
 1915 The Red Circle
June Travers
 1915 Comrade John
Cynthia Grey
 1915 Toil and Tyranny (Short)
Laura Powers
 1915 The Fruit of Folly (Short)
Isabel Clay
 1915 The Pomp of Earth (Short)
Edith Hilton
 1915 For the Commonwealth (Short)
Clarice Adair
 1915 Today and Tomorrow (Short)
Julia Monroe - Lee's Fiancée
 1915 Blue Blood and Yellow (Short)
Anita Logan
 1915 Houses of Glass (Short)
Mrs. Ray Norris
 1915 Unto Herself Alone (Short)
Alicia Knight
 1915 The Love Liar (Short)
Selma Ashton
 1915 When Justice Sleeps (Short)
The Extravagant Wife
 1915 The Pursuit of Pleasure (Short)
Rita Deane
 1915 The Price of Fame (Short)
Ann Booth - later The Wife
 1915 Following a Clue (Short)
Ruth, the Girl Detective
 1915 Jared Fairfax's Millions (Short)
Ruth, the Girl Detective
 1915 Who Pays?
 1915 Old Isaacson's Diamonds (Short)
Ruth, the Girl Detective
 1915 She Would Be a Cowboy (Short)
Helen
 1915 The Mystery of the Tea Dansant (Short)
Ruth, the Girl Detective
 1915 The Disappearance of Harry Warrington (Short)
Ruth, the Girl Detective
 1915 The Apartment House Mystery (Short)
Ruth, the Girl Detective
 1915 The Affair of the Deserted House (Short)
Ruth- the Society Girl
 1915 The Girl Detective
Ruth - The Girl Detective
 1915 A Model Wife (Short)
Mrs. Morton
 1915 The Tip-Off (Short)
Blanche Adams
 1914 Love, Oil and Grease (Short)
Hazel - Ray's Sweetheart
 1914 Cupid Backs the Winners (Short)
Dorothy
 1914 Bud, Bill and the Waiter (Short)
Mildred
 1914 A Peach at the Beach (Short)
Mrs. Hothead - a Flirtatious Wife
 1914 Ham, the Piano Mover (Short)
Mrs. Newlywed
 1914 Lizzie the Life Saver (Short)
Lizzie
 1914 Ham and the Villain Factory (Short)
Millicent - a Telegraph Operator
 1914 Si's Wonderful Mineral Spring (Short)
Helen Mayfield
 1914 The Tattered Duke (Short)
Jean Newlyrich
 1914 The Slavery of Foxicus (Short)
Ruthinius - Foxicus' Sweetheart
 1914 Ham the Lineman (Short)
Mrs. Johnson
 1914 When Men Wear Skirts (Short)
Billee - a Barber
 1914 Sherlock Bonehead (Short)
Helen - a Girl from the Ciry
 1914 A Substitute for Pants (Short)
Ruth - the Ranch Owner's Daughter
 1914 Don't Monkey with the Buzz Saw (Short)
The Henpecking Wife
 1914 The Deadly Battle at Hicksville (Short)
Dolly - a Southern Belle
 1914 The Bingville Fire Department (Short)
Minnie - the Mayor's Daughter
 1914 Wanted: An Heir (Short)
Tilly - a Country Girl
 1914 Rube, the Interloper (Short)
Helen - an Actress
 1914 Fleeing from the Fleas (Short)
Clementine White
 1914 An Elopement in Rome (Short)
Cleo - Darius' Sweetheart
 1914/II The Wages of Sin (Short)
Mrs. Sinn - the Family Treasurer
 1914 Reaping for the Whirlwind (Short)
Blanche - Aspiring Actress
 1914 Tight Shoes (Short)
Alice - Bennet's Sweetheart
 1914 The Girl and the Gondolier (Short)
Theresa Garlic
 1914 McBride's Bride (Short)
Helen Highbrow
 1914 Dippy's Dream (Short)
Ruth Schnitzel - Hans' Daughter
 1914 Gertie Gets the Cash (Short)
Gertie - Matilda's Niece
 1914 Hubby's Night Off (Short)
Helen - Jim's Wife
 1914 The Confiscated Count (Short)
Elsie Vanderfeller
 1914/II And the Villain Still Pursued Her (Short)
Geraldine - John's Wife
 1914 The Family Skeleton (Short)
Flo - the Bride
 1914 Her Fallen Hero (Short)
Mandy - Gike's Daughter
 1914 Looking for a Fortune (Short)
Nell
 1914 Hiram's Hotel (Short)
Belle - a Cabaret Dancer
 1914 Reggie, the Squaw Man (Short)
Annie Wagontongue - Pump Handle's Daughter
 1914 A Bottled Romance (Short)
Helen
 1914 Too Many Johnnies (Short)
Mrs. Jones
 1914 The Gun Behind the Man (Short)
Bessie
 1914 The Medicine Show at Stone Gulch (Short)
Pearl - Connem's Assistant
 1914 At Last They Eat (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1914 Only One Shirt (Short)
Mabel - Billy's Sweetheart
 1914 The Joke on Jane (Short)
Jane Davis - the Wife
 1914 Bill's Board Bill (Short)
Mrs. Cross - the Landlady
 1913 Emancipated Women (Short)
Jean
 1913 General Bunko's Victory (Short)
Helen - Bunko's Sweetheart
 1913 While Father Telephoned (Short)
Ethel Marlin - the Daughter
 1913 Fat and Fate (Short)
 1913 The Good Old Summer Time (Short)
Mrs. Mason
 1913 The Laundress and the Lady (Short)
Mary Hall
 1913 Hypnotizing Mamie (Short)
Mamie
 1913 The Fickle Freak (Short)
The Bearded Lady
 1913 The Tightwad's Present (Short)
Mrs. Tightwad
 1913 Good for the Gout (Short)
The Daughter
 1913 The Speed Limit (Short)
Jane Holden - the Judge's Daughter
 1913 The Troublesome Telephone (Short)
Mrs. Morris - his wife
 1913 Pete's Insurance Policy (Short)
Mandy - Pete's Sweetheart
 1913 And the Watch Came Back (Short)
Anna - Jack's Sweetheart
 1913 One Best Bet (Short)
Ida - Bud's Wife
 1913 The Burglar and the Baby (Short)
The Nurse
 1913 Boggs' Predicament (Short)
Marie - Geoffrey's Sweetheart
 1913 Mike, the Timid Cop (Short)
Nora, the Cook
 1913 The Captivating Widow (Short)
The Captivating Widow
 1913 The Amateur Burglar (Short)
Mrs. Brown
 1913 The Hobo and the Hobble Skirt (Short)
Mrs. Smith
 1913 Hoodooed on His Wedding Day (Short)
Isabel
 1913 The Tenderfoot's Luck (Short)
Jean - the Belle
 1913 What the Doctor Ordered (Short)
Jane - John's Wife
 1913 Entertaining Uncle (Short)
Flossie - the Stenographer
 1913 The Raiders from Double L Ranch (Short)
Bessie Morgan - Frank's Sister
 1913 Curing Her Extravagance (Short)
Kate Morton - the Daughter
 1913 The Knight of Cyclone Gulch (Short)
Mary - Bill's Sweetheart
 1913 Cupid's Lariat (Short)
Jane Stebbins - the Daughter
 1913 Smoked to a Finish (Short)
Mrs. Brown
 1913 Percy's Wooing (Short)
Nellie Gray
 1913 When Women Are Police (Short)
Jennie Lee
 1913 The Comedy Team's Strategy (Short)
Jane - an Actress
 1913/I The Black Hand (Short)
Clara Montford - the Daughter
 1913 The Egyptian Mummy (Short)
Arvilla Howe - the Professor's Daughter
 1913 Pat, the Cowboy (Short)
Betty
 1913 The Hash House Count (Short)
Jane
 1913 Toothache (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1913 Fatty's Busy Day (Short)
Mary
 1913 A Coupon Courtship (Short)
Ruth
 1913 The Phony Singer (Short)
Helen
 1913 The Bravest Girl in California (Short)
The Comedian's Daughter
 1913 The Indestructible Mr. Jenks (Short)
Mrs. Jenks
 1913 Fatty's Deception (Short)
Emma
 1913 The 'Fired' Cook (Short)
Mrs. Adair
 1913 The Cat and the Bonnet (Short)
Mrs. Brown
 1913 An Indian Maid's Warning (Short)
Starlight - an Indian Maid
 1913 Jones' Jonah Day (Short)
Mrs. Jones
 1913 Absent Minded Abe (Short)
Abe's Sweetheart
 1913 Parcel Post Johnnie (Short)
Flossie - Johnnie's Sweetheart
 1913 The Sheriff of Stone Gulch (Short)
Helen - the Sheriff's Daughter
 1913 A Cold Storage Egg (Short)
Eva
 1913 Trixie and the Press Agent (Short)
Trixie Blossom
 1913 The Matrimonial Venture of the 'Bar X' Hands (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 Three Suitors and a Dog (Short)
Ethel
 1913 The Horse That Wouldn't Stay Hitched (Short)
Ruth - Abbott's Daughter
 1913 One on Willie (Short)
Helene Dolliver - Hiram's Daughter
 1913 A Hero's Reward (Short)
Iva - Hen's Sweetheart
 1913 The Manicurist and the Mutt (Short)
Marcella - the Manicurist
 1913 The Mission of a Bullet (Short)
Alice
 1912 The Peace Offering (Short)
Arthur's Wife
 1912/I A Mountain Tragedy (Short)
Nell
 1912 Brave Old Bill (Short)
 1912 Pulque Pete and the Opera Troupe (Short)
The Chorus Girl
 1912 The Mummy and the Cowpuncher (Short)
Julia - Rant's Daughter
 1912 A California Snipe Hunt (Short)
Hattie - the Village Belle
 1912 Something Wrong with Bessie (Short)
Bessie
 1912 Strong Arm Nellie (Short)
Nellie
 1912 The Landlubber (Short)
Polly - Ned's Sweetheart
 1912 I Saw Him First (Short)
 1912 The Bachelor's Bride (Short)
Nellie
 1912 Stenographer Wanted (Short)
The Stenographer
 1912 Death Valley Scotty's Mine (Short)
Nell
 1912 Paying the Board Bill (Short)
 1912 The Belle of the Beach (Short)
Lizzie Mooney - Belle of the Beach
 1912 A Hospital Hoax (Short)
Nora - the Nurse
 1912 Queen of the Kitchen (Short)
Mrs. Clark
 1912 Fat Bill's Wooing (Short)
Tina
 1912 In Peril of Their Lives (Short)
 1912 Dr. Skinnem's Wonderful Invention (Short)
The Old Maid
 1912 The Loneliness of the Hills (Short)
Moonlight - an Ogallala Maid
 1912 The Hoodoo Hat (Short)
Della
 1912 Saved from Court Martial (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 The Woman Hater (Short)
Phyllis Longworth
 1912 The Beauty Parlor of Stone Gulch (Short)
Tillie Temple
 1912 The Bugler of Battery B (Short)
 1912 The Girl Bandit's Hoodoo (Short)
Nell
 1912 The Chauffeur's Dream (Short)
 1912 The Pugilist and the Girl (Short)
Velma
 1912 Ranch Girls on a Rampage (Short)
 1912 Hypnotic Nell (Short)
Nell
 1912 A Fish Story (Short)
 1912 The Pasadena Peach (Short)
Mary - the Pasadena Peach
 1912 The Trail of Gold (Short)
Mary
 1912 The Schoolma'm of Stone Gulch (Short)
Bess - the Schoolma'm of Stone Gulch
 1912 Outwitting Father (Short)
Jennie Armstrong
 1912 The Kidnapped Conductor (Short)
Ruth
 1912 The Trail Through the Hills (Short)
Kitty Regan
 1912 The Romance of a Dry Town (Short)
Jennie
 1912 The Girl Deputy (Short)
The Girl Deputy
 1912 The Swimming Party (Short)
 1912 'Walk, -- You, Walk!' (Short)
Rose
 1912 Accidents Will Happen (Short)
Ruth
 1912 How Jim Proposed (Short)
 1912 The Desert Trail (Short)
May
 1912 The Dude Cowboy (Short)
Rose - Dick's Sweetheart
 1911 He Who Laughs Last (Short)
Kitty
 1911 How Texas Got Left (Short)
Dell
 1911 The Mesquite's Gratitude (Short)
Bess
 1911 The Smugglers (Short)
Rose
 1911 Arizona Bill (Short)
Nancy - the Rancher's Daughter
 1911 A Sheepman's Triumph (Short)
Nan
 1911 A Chance Shot (Short)
White Doe - the Chief's Daughter
 1910 Her Indian Mother (Short)
Moore's Indian Wife
 1909 The Cardboard Baby (Short)
 1909 The Old Soldier's Story (Short)
 1908 The Scarlet Letter (Short)
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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

Unless audiences look on you as an old friend, they won;t get half the thrill out of seeing you in danger.

Trivia:

Her personal collection of her own films was donated to the UCLA Film & Television Archive in March, 1980. See more »

Nickname:

Queen of the Thriller Serials

Star Sign:

Virgo

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