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Ruth Chatterton (1892–1961)


Beginning as a chorus girl at age 14, Ruth Chatterton became a Broadway star with "Daddy Long Legs" in 1914. She appeared in such shows as "Mary Rose" and "Come Out of the Kitchen" before moving to Hollywood in 1925. As her film career faded in the late 1930s, she returned to the stage in revivals, and radio and TV performances, including "Hamlet."... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Dodsworth Fran Dodsworth
(1936)
The Rich Are Always with Us Caroline Grannard
(1932)
Sarah and Son Sarah Storm
(1930)
Frisco Jenny Jenny
(1932)

Filmography

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 1953 Hamlet (TV Movie)
Queen Gertrude
 1952 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Paper Moon (1952)
 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Alison Stanhope
- Alison's House (1952) ... Alison Stanhope
 1951 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
Kit Marlowe
- Old Acquaintance (1951) ... Kit Marlowe
 1950 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series)
Fran Dodsworth
- Dodsworth (1950) ... Fran Dodsworth
 1948 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
- Suspect (1948)
 1938 A Royal Divorce
Josephine de Beauharnais
 1937 The Rat
Zelia de Chaumont
 1936 Dodsworth
Fran Dodsworth
 1936 Girls' Dormitory
Professor Anna Mathe
 1936 Lady of Secrets
Celia Whittaker
 1934 Journal of a Crime
Francoise Moliet
 1933 Female
Alison Drake
 1933 Lilly Turner
Lilly 'Queenie' Turner Dixon
 1932 Frisco Jenny
Jenny
 1932 The Crash
Linda Gault
 1932 The Rich Are Always with Us
Caroline Grannard
 1932 Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Eve Redman
 1931 Once a Lady
Anna Keremazoff
 1931 The Magnificent Lie
Poll
 1931 Unfaithful
Lady Fay Kilkerry
 1930 The Right to Love
Brooks Evans / Naomi Kellogg
 1930 Anybody's Woman
Pansy Gray
 1930 The Lady of Scandal
Elsie
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Floozie (The Montmartre Girl)
 1930 Sarah and Son
Sarah Storm
 1929 The Laughing Lady
Marjorie Lee
 1929 Charming Sinners
Kathryn Miles
 1929 Madame X
Jacqueline
 1929 The Dummy
Agnes Meredith
 1929 The Doctor's Secret
Lillian Garson
 1928 Sins of the Fathers
Greta Blanke
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Winter 1947) She acted in Sil Vara's play, "Caprice," in a Kenley Players production in Reading, Pennsylvania. John Kenley was artistic director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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Trivia:

In 1930 she was considered for the role of Nancy in a possible MGM film version of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist," but the studio never made the film. It would have been the first sound version of a Dickens novel. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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