Ruth Nelson (I) (1905–1992)


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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 cabby'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, loyal... See full bio »

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Awakenings Mrs. Lowe
(1990)
Humoresque Esther Boray
(1946)
Three Women Mrs. Rose
(1977)
Sentimental Journey Mrs. McMasters
(1946)

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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 Three 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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She acted in Thornton Wilder's play, "The Skin of Our Teeth," at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Lee Richardson, Ellen Geer and Nancy Wickwire in the cast. Douglas Campbell was artistic director and director. Carolyn Parker and Tanya Moisiewitsch were set and costume designers. ... See more »

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John Cromwell  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Eva Mudge
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Stepmother of James Cromwell. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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