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Ruth Morley (1925–1991)

Ruth Morley was born on November 19, 1925 in Vienna, Austria as Ruth Miriam Birnholz. She is known for her work on Tootsie (1982), Superman (1978) and Ghost (1990). She died on February 12, 1991 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Tootsie Costume Designer
(1982)
Superman Costume and Wardrobe Department
(1978)
Ghost Costume Designer
(1990)
Taxi Driver Costume Designer
(1976)

Filmography

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 1990 Ghost
 1989 Parenthood
 1989 Winter People
 1987 Hello Again
 1986 The Money Pit (costumes designed by)
 1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Mini Series)
 1985 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
 1984 Grace Quigley
 1984 The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck (TV Movie)
 1982 Tootsie
 1982 Hammett
 1981 The Chosen
 1980 Big Blonde (TV Movie)
 1980 Playing for Time (TV Movie)
 1979 The Miracle Worker (TV Movie)
 1977 Annie Hall
 1977 Visions (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1976 The Front
 1976 Taxi Driver
 1974 Kojak (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Loser Takes All (1974) ... (new york unit:, uncredited)
- Wall Street Gunslinger (1974) ... (new york unit, uncredited)
- The Chinatown Murders: Part 2 (1974) ... (new york unit:, uncredited)
- The Chinatown Murders: Part 1 (1974) ... (new york unit:, uncredited)
 1972 Child's Play
 1972 The Hot Rock
 1972 To Find a Man
 1964 Lilith
 1962 The Miracle Worker (costumes by)
 1961 The Hustler (costumes designed by)
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (3 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She was costume designer for William Gibson's play, "The Miracle Worker," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Eileen Brennan (Annie Sullivan); Donna Zimmerman (Helen Keller); Douglas Herrick; Laurinda Barrett; C.M. Gampel; Sharane McCurry; Perry Greene; Javotte Sutton Greene; Thomas Connolly; Alice Yourman; Frank Shaw ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

I like working with actors who care, more than with actors who just say, "Put something on me". And when they care, I let the actors wear it home. In "Taxi Driver", when I finally found the plaid shirt Bobby De Niro wanted to wear, when I found the army jacket, the pants, well, he wanted to wear them. Some wardrobe people would get hysterical. They'd say, "You can't let him take it home, live in ... See more »

Trivia:

Mother of Melissa Hacker and Emily Hacker.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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