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Ruth Selwyn (1905–1954)

She was born Ruth Wilcox, the sister of director Fred McLeod Wilcox, who directed "Lassie, Come Home" (1943) and "Forbidden Planet" (1956), and former showgirl Pansy Wilcox, who was married to Loew's Inc. President Nicholas M. Schenck, one of the pioneers of the film industry. Ruth and her siblings were the children of James Wilcox, a Kentucky ... See full bio »

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Speak Easily
Speak Easily Pansy Peets
Polly of the Circus
Men Must Fight
Fugitive Lovers
Fugitive Lovers Babe Callahan


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 1935 Baby Face Harrington
 1934 Fugitive Lovers
Babe Callahan
 1933 Men Must Fight
 1932 Speak Easily
Pansy Peets
 1932 New Morals for Old
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware
Mercedes Joy
 1932 Polly of the Circus
 1931 Five and Ten
Midge (uncredited)

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Produced the Broadway comedy "Bachelor Born," which played at the Morosco Theatre from January 25 to March 5, 1938, and at the Lyceum Theatre from March 7, 1938 to January 31, 1939, for a total of 400 performances. See more »

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She appeared in the film Polly of the Circus (1932) in 1932. The original play that the movie is based on was written by her husband Edgar Selwyn's first wife, Margaret Mayo. The play ran for 160 performances at Broadway's Liberty Theatre in 1906. See more »

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