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Ruth Nelson (1905–1992)


Stage actress Ruth Nelson's biggest claim to fame was as one of the founding members of the famed New York-based "Group Theatre" back in the 30s and was well-received playing the cabbie's wife in Clifford Odets' short play "Waiting for Lefty" in 1935. This role would typify Ruth's career as the non-flashy, blue-collar or "working class" wife, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Awakenings Mrs. Lowe
(1990)
Humoresque Esther Boray
(1946)
The Sea of Grass Selina Hall - Sam Hall's Wife
(1947)
3 Women Mrs. Rose
(1977)

Filmography

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 1991 Lethal Innocence (TV Movie)
Bernice
 1990 Awakenings
Mrs. Lowe
 1983 The Haunting Passion (TV Movie)
Judith Granville
 1981 Skokie (TV Movie)
Grandma Jannsen
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Ida Cox
- Blue Chip Murder (1981) ... Ida Cox
 1980 A Christmas Without Snow (TV Movie)
Inez
 1980 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Mrs Merck
- Episode #1.1322 (1980) ... Mrs Merck
 1979 Visions (TV Series)
Amelia
- Ladies in Waiting (1979) ... Amelia
 1978 A Wedding
Aunt Beatrice Sloan Cory
 1977 3 Women
Mrs. Rose
 1977 The Late Show
Mrs. Schmidt
 1948 Arch of Triumph
Madame Fessier
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Miss Ridgeway
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Selina Hall - Sam Hall's Wife
 1946 Humoresque
Esther Boray
 1946 Till the End of Time
Amy Harper
 1946 Sentimental Journey
Mrs. McMasters
 1946 Shock
Mrs. Margaret Cross (voice, uncredited)
 1945 The Girl of the Limberlost
Kate Comstock
 1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Miss McDonough
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Mrs. Chisholm - Francis' Mother
 1944 Wilson
Ellen Wilson
 1944 The Eve of St. Mark
Nell West
 1944 None Shall Escape
Alice Grimm
 1943 The North Star
Nadya Simonov
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(1963 season) Helen Backlin, Paul Ballantyne, Graham Brown, Gordon Bryars, Zoe Caldwell, Charles Cioffi, Clayton Corzatte, Nicholas Coster, John Cromwell, Hume Cronyn, Judith Doty, Katherine Emery, Carol Emsjoff, Rita Gam, Ellen Geer, John Going, George Grizzard, Janet MacLachlan, Robert Pastene, William Pogue, Ed Preble, Lee ... See more »
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Ex-stepmother-in-law of Julie Cobb. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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