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Ruth Attaway (1910–1987)

Ruth Attaway was born on June 28, 1910 in Greenville, Mississippi, USA. She was an actress, known for Being There (1979), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) and Porgy and Bess (1959). She died on September 21, 1987 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Being There Louise
Porgy and Bess Serena Robbins


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 1979 Being There
 1978 The Bermuda Depths (TV Movie)
 1974 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Mayor's Nurse
 1974 Conrack
 1964 Terror in the City
Farmer's Wife
 1961 The Defenders (TV Series)
- The Boy Between (1961) ... Nurse
 1959 Porgy and Bess
Serena Robbins
 1957 Raintree County
Parthenia (uncredited)
 1957 The Young Don't Cry
 1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Lady Ruth (1955)
 1954 High Tension (TV Series)
- The Third Rose (1954)
 1953 Harlem Detective (TV Series)
- Say Hello (1953)
 1953 The President's Lady
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 1959 Porgy and Bess (performer: "My Man's Gone Now", "O Doctor Jesus")
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 1995 Arena (TV Series documentary)

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Stage Play: Yerma. Written by Frederico Garcia Lorca. Translated by W.S. Merwin. Directed by John Hirsch. Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 8 Dec 1966- 28 Jan 1967 (60 performances + 4 previews that began on 3 Dec 1966). Cast: Ruth Attaway, Virgilia Chew, Nina Dova, Pamela Dunlap, Gloria Foster, Frank Langella, Aline MacMahon, Beatrice Manley, Ruth... See more »

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Sister of novelist, short story writer, essayist, songwriter, playwright, and screenwriter William A. Attaway.

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