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Ruth Cox (I)

Ruth Cox was born on February 6,1953 in northern California. She is the daughter of a forest ranger and teacher and is a 5th generation Californian. Her early performing ambitions leaned toward the stage--she began acting at the age of 10 in school plays as well as with a number of theater companies in her hometown of Sacramento. Her formal acting... See full bio »


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Happy Days Thunder McCoy
Soap Lisa
Knots Landing Pam Messinger


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (14 credits)
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
- She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not (1986) ... Jean
 1982 House Calls (TV Series)
 1982 Fantasies (TV Movie)
First Student
 1980 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Pam Messinger
- Hitchhike: Part 2 (1980) ... Pam Messinger
- Hitchhike: Part 1 (1980) ... Pam Messinger
 1980 The Attic
Emily Perkins
 1980 Beulah Land (TV Mini-Series)
- Part III (1980) ... Priscilla
 1979 California Fever (TV Mini-Series)
- Movin' Out (1979) ... Vicki
 1979 Swap Meet
 1979 The Seeding of Sarah Burns (TV Movie)
 1979 Soap (TV Series)
- Episode #2.22 (1979) ... Lisa
- Episode #2.21 (1979) ... Lisa
- Episode #2.19 (1979) ... Lisa
 1978 Happy Days (TV Series)
Thunder McCoy
- Westward Ho!: Part 3 (1978) ... Thunder McCoy
- Westward Ho!: Part 2 (1978) ... Thunder McCoy
- Westward Ho!: Part 1 (1978) ... Thunder McCoy
 1978 The Runaways (TV Series)
Susan Donovan
- Too Young to Love (1978) ... Susan Donovan
- Lies We Live With (1978) ... Susan Donovan
- Melinda and the Pinball Wizard (1978) ... Susan Donovan
- No Prince for My Cinderella (1978) ... Susan Donovan
 1978 Jennifer

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Botanical Artist (with the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists) See more »


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Her mother Gloria Cox was the founder of " Puppets For Peace". An initiative to give puppets to children in war-torn countries because they believe it is the right of every child to have the opportunity to play, especially during times of extreme duress, and that making this a priority is good for all of us. See more »

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