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Ruth Hussey (1911–2005)


A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Drama, Ruth Hussey's first show-business job was as a fashion commentator on a local radio station. She journeyed to New York City, where she was signed as a model by the world-famous Powers agency. She obtained some stage roles with touring companies and was noticed by MGM, which signed her and ... See full bio »

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

Known For

The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story Elizabeth Imbrie
(1940)
The Uninvited
The Uninvited Pamela Fitzgerald
(1944)
Northwest Passage
Northwest Passage Elizabeth Browne
(1940)
The Women
The Women Miss Watts
(1939)

Filmography

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 1973 My Darling Daughters' Anniversary (TV Movie)
Maggie Cartwright
 1973 The New Perry Mason (TV Series)
Corinne Warner
- The Case of the Horoscope Homicide (1973) ... Corinne Warner
 1972 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series)
Lydia Harper
- Aunts in My Plans (1972) ... Lydia Harper
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Laura Benson
- The Best Is Yet to Be (1971) ... Laura Benson
 1970 The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (Short)
Voice Over
 1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Mrs. Freeman
- I'll Cry at My Wedding (1965) ... Mrs. Freeman
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Nurse Edie Ramsey
- Come a-Runnin' (1963) ... Nurse Edie Ramsey
 1961 Insight (TV Series)
- The Agitator (1961)
 1960 Joyful Hour (TV Movie)
Mary
 1955-1960 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1960 The Facts of Life
Mary Gilbert
 1956-1958 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Ruby / Department Store Owner
- San Fernando's Filibuster (1958) ... Ruby
- San Fernando Goes Straight (1956) ... Department Store Owner
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Alice Moore / Martha / Katherine Benson
- Along Came a Spider (1957) ... Alice Moore
- A Trophy for Howard Davenport (1956) ... Martha
- The Unimportant Man (1955) ... Katherine Benson
 1950-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Meg / Kit Marlowe / Polly Baxter / ...
- Payment in Kind (1957) ... Meg
- Old Acquaintance (1956) ... Kit Marlowe
- It Grows on Trees (1955) ... Polly Baxter
- Craig's Wife (1954) ... Harriet Craig
- The Moon for Linda (1953) ... Irene
 1956-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Nancy / Maxine Smith
- Woman at Sea (1957) ... Nancy
- The Magic Glass (1956) ... Maxine Smith
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Paula Hudson
- Mink (1956) ... Paula Hudson
 1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Janice O'Hara / Bernice Knight
- The Unguided Missile (1956) ... Janice O'Hara
- One Hundred Years Young (1955) ... Bernice Knight
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Mrs. Anderson
- Flight (1956) ... Mrs. Anderson
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Nancy
- Woman at Sea (1955) ... Nancy
 1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Agnes Carroll
- Time Out for Ginger (1955) ... Agnes Carroll
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Mary Haines
- The Women (1955) ... Mary Haines
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Fran Tillman
- Warm Clay (1954) ... Fran Tillman
 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Nancy Edison
- The Boy Who Changed the World (1954) ... Nancy Edison
 1953-1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Emma
- To Lift a Feather (1954) ... Emma
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- Flight from Home (1953)
 1953 Footlights Theater (TV Series)
Allison Scott
- This Is My Heart (1953) ... Allison Scott
 1953 The Lady Wants Mink
Nora Connors
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Allison Scott
- This Is My Heart (1953) ... Allison Scott
 1952 Stars and Stripes Forever
Jennie Sousa
 1952 Woman of the North Country
Christine Powell, later Christine Ramlo
 1951-1952 Family Theatre (TV Series)
The Virgin Mary / Mary
- The World's Greatest Mother (1952) ... The Virgin Mary
- That I May See (1951) ... The Virgin Mary
 1951 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
Cora Simon
- Counsellor-at-Law (1951) ... Cora Simon
 1951 That's My Boy
Ann Jackson
 1950 Mr. Music
Lorna Marvis
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Isabel Amberson
- The Magnificent Ambersons (1950) ... Isabel Amberson
 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
- Borrowed Memory (1950)
 1950 Louisa
Meg Norton
 1949 The Great Gatsby
Jordan Baker
 1948 I, Jane Doe
Eve Meredith Curtis
 1945 Bedside Manner
Dr. Hedy Fredericks, MD
 1944 Marine Raiders
Lt. Ellen Foster
 1944 The Uninvited
Pamela Fitzgerald
 1943 Tender Comrade
Barbara Thomas
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Eliza McCardle Johnson
 1942 Pierre of the Plains
Daisy Denton
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Kay Motford
 1941 Married Bachelor
Norma Haven
 1941 Our Wife
Professor Susan Drake
 1941 Free and Easy
Martha Gray
 1940 Flight Command
Lorna Gary
 1940 The Philadelphia Story
Elizabeth Imbrie
 1940 Susan and God
Charlotte
 1940 Northwest Passage
Elizabeth Browne
 1939 Another Thin Man
Dorothy Waters
 1939 Fast and Furious
Lily Cole
 1939 Blackmail
Helen Ingram
 1939 The Women
Miss Watts
 1939 Maisie
Sybil Ames
 1939 Within the Law
Mary Turner
 1939 Honolulu
Eve
 1938 Spring Madness
Kate McKim
 1938 Time Out for Murder
Peggy Norton
 1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl
Joan Thayer
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Duchess de Polignac (uncredited)
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Nadine Piermont
 1938 Judge Hardy's Children
Margaret 'Maggie' Lee
 1938 Man-Proof
Jane (scenes deleted)
 1937 Madame X
Annette
 1937 Big City
Mayor's Secretary (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(7/20/42) Radio: Appeared (as "Elizabeth Imbrie") in a "Lux Radio Theater" production of "The Philadelphia Story". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ruth March

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

I stayed out of sight I guess. I probably didn't seek work but then producers didn't seek me out either.

Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 261-263. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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