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Ruth Stonehouse (1892–1941)

Ruth Stonehouse started her show-business career early: she was a dancer in shows in Douglas, Arizona, at the age of eight. She grew up to be more than just an entertainer, however; she was an astute businesswoman and, with Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson and George K. Spoor, started Essanay Studios, for which she made more than 100 films. She... See full bio »

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The Land of Jazz Nancy Lee
The Scarlet West Mrs. Custer


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (193 credits)
 1928 The Devil's Cage
 1928 The Ape
 1927 The Satin Woman
 1927 Poor Girls
Katherine Warren / Texas Kate
 1927 The Ladybird
 1926 Broken Homes
 1926 The Wives of the Prophet
 1925 False Pride
 1925 Ermine and Rhinestones
Peggy Rice
 1925 The Scarlet West
Mrs. Custer
 1925 Blood and Steel
 1925 The Fugitive
The Girl
 1925 Fifth Avenue Models
Mrs. Fisk (credit only)
 1925 A Two-Fisted Sheriff
Midge Blair
 1925 Straight Through
Mary Snowden
 1924 Broken Barriers
Ethel Durland
 1924 A Girl of the Limberlost
Freckles' Wife
 1923 The Way of the Transgressor
Alma Barclay
 1923 Lights Out
'Hairpin' Annie
 1923 Flames of Passion
Jimmie Turner
 1923 The Flash
 1921 The Heart of Doreon (Short)
 1921 The Spirit of the Lake (Short)
 1921 The Honor of Rameriz (Short)
The Wife of Rameriz
 1921 Lorraine of the Timberlands (Short)
Lorraine - the Wanderer's Daughter
 1921 Mother o' Dreams (Short)
Jacqueline Ray
 1921 The Wolver (Short)
The Wolver's Sweetheart
 1921 Don't Call Me Little Girl
Joan Doubleday
 1921 I Am Guilty
London Hattie
 1920 The Land of Jazz
Nancy Lee
 1920 Cinderella's Twin
'The Lady'
 1920 Are All Men Alike?
Ruby Joyce
 1920 The Hope
Olive Waltburn
 1920 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
Polly Hathaway
 1919 The Red Viper
Mary Hogan
 1919 The Four-Flusher
Suzanne Brooks
 1919 The Masked Rider
Ruth Chadwick - Harry's Sweetheart
 1919 Rosalind at Redgate (Short)
 1918 The Master Mystery
Zita Dane
 1917 A Phantom Husband
Jessie Wilcox
 1917 A Walloping Time (Short)
Mary Ann Kelly
 1917 The Edge of the Law
Nancy Glenn
 1917 The Winning Pair (Short)
 1917 Follow the Girl
Hilda Swanson
 1917 A Limb of Satan (Short)
 1917 Daredevil Dan (Short)
Mary Ann Kelly
 1917 Puppy Love (Short)
Mary Ann Kelly
 1917 Tacky Sue's Romance (Short)
Tacky Sue
 1917 The Stolen Actress (Short)
Margery Manning
 1917 Mary Ann in Society (Short)
Mary Ann
 1917 The Saintly Sinner
Jane Lee
 1917 The Heart of Mary Ann (Short)
Mary Ann
 1917 Dorothy Dares (Short)
Dorothy Worth
 1917 Love Aflame
Betty Mason
 1917 Fighting for Love
 1916 Kinkaid, Gambler
Nellie Gleason
 1916 The Law and the Lady (Short)
 1916 Love Never Dies
Cecile, the Woman
 1916 The Phone Message (Short)
Daphne Carson
 1916 The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring (scenes deleted)
 1916 Destiny (Short)
Ethel Dixon - Richard's Sweetheart
 1916 Angels Unaware (Short)
 1915 The Conflict (Short)
Alice Dixon
 1915 Brought Home (Short)
Dorcas Dale - an Orphan
 1915 The Alster Case
 1915 The Papered Door (Short)
Molly Carter
 1915 The Crimson Wing
Marguerite Clairon
 1915 Miss Freckles (Short)
 1915/II The Spider (Short)
Ruth Arlison
 1915 Inheritance (Short)
Alice Ross
 1915 Darling Dandy (Short)
Darling Dandy
 1915 Does the Woman Forget? (Short)
Janie Dixon
 1915 When My Lady Smiles (Short)
 1915 The Call of Yesterday (Short)
Dolly Hoodshaw
 1915 Temper (Short)
Rose Claythorne - Frank's Sweetheart
 1915 A Dignified Family (Short)
Ann Barth - School Teacher
 1915 The Romance of an American Duchess (Short)
Stephana Martin
 1915 The Gilded Cage (Short)
 1915 The Slim Princess
Princess Kalora
 1915 Above the Abyss (Short)
 1915 Otherwise Bill Harrison (Short)
The Newsboy's Sweetheart
 1915 The Fable of the Two Sensational Failures (Short)
Eloise Wilton - the Daughter
 1915 The Profligate (Short)
 1915 The Fable of the Men at the Women's Club (Short)
Josephine Beadle
 1915 A Night in Kentucky (Short)
 1915 The Man in Motley (Short)
Ruth Barreaux - an English Rose
 1915 The Wood Nymph (Short)
 1915 The Fable of the Galumptious Girl (Short)
 1915 The Dance at Aleck Fontaine's (Short)
Adele Fontaine
 1915 The Surprise of My Life (Short)
Agnes Montague
 1915 The Amateur Prodigal (Short)
 1915 A Romance of the Night (Short)
Helen Darrel
 1915 Third Hand High (Short)
Constance Trevor
 1915 The Creed of the Clan (Short)
Kitty Bradley
 1915 The Lieutenant Governor (Short)
Helen Rathbawn
 1915 The Misjudged Mr. Hartley (Short)
Celia Thayer
 1915 Surgeon Warren's Ward (Short)
Alice Barth
 1914 The Battle of Love
Bessie Wells
 1914 The Girl from Thunder Mountain (Short)
 1914/II The Servant Question (Short)
 1914 Fires of Fate (Short)
The Woman of Mystery
 1914 The Unplanned Elopement (Short)
Dorothy Borriegh
 1914 Mother o' Dreams (Short)
Mrs. Sloane
 1914 The Real Agatha (Short)
Miss Marsh
 1914 White Lies (Short)
Helen Hamilton
 1914 A Splendid Dishonor (Short)
 1914 Sparks of Fate (Short)
May Donald
 1914 No. 28, Diplomat (Short)
Helen Davis
 1914 The Masked Wrestler (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1914 Stopping the Limited (Short)
Nancy McKinnon
 1914 The Motor Buccaneers (Short)
Edith Elsden
 1914 Her Trip to New York (Short)
 1914 The Night Hawks (Short)
Mildred Varing
 1914 Trinkets of Tragedy (Short)
 1914 The Daring Young Person (Short)
The Wealthy Broker's Daughter
 1914 Jane (Short)
 1914 An Angel Unaware (Short)
Mrs. Dixon - the Wife
 1914 Blood Will Tell (Short)
Mrs. Richard Brimsmore
 1914 Blind Man's Bluff (Short)
Ruth Rutherford - the Daughter
 1914 Ashes of Hope (Short)
 1914 Mongrel and Master (Short)
Ruth Stone, Age 20
 1914 Yarn a-Tangle (Short)
 1914 A Man for A' That (Short)
Ruth Davis
 1914 The Price of His Honor (Short)
Alice Montague
 1914 The Counter-Melody (Short)
 1914 The Long Cold Night (Short)
Mrs. Ruth Montgomery
 1914 Let No Man Escape (Short)
Carolyn Brannan
 1914 Hear No Evil (Short)
 1914 The Other Girl (Short)
Ruth Thomas
 1914 The Grip of Circumstance (Short)
Frances Edwards
 1914 Dawn and Twilight (Short)
Mary Waters
 1914 Nearly Married (Short)
Harriet Gorman - the Bride
 1914 The Conqueror (Short)
 1914 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (Short)
Mrs. Willard Grayson
 1914 The Hour and the Man (Short)
Alice Williams
 1914/II Hearts and Flowers (Short)
Mrs. Russell
 1913 The Ghost of Self (Short)
Eleanor Groves
 1913 The Heart of the Law (Short)
Mrs. George Watson
 1913 Autumn Love (Short)
Kathleen Clifford
 1913 The Brand of Evil (Short)
Judith, Morton's Daughter
 1913/II The Man Outside (Short)
Ruth Remington
 1913 Thy Will Be Done (Short)
The Superintendent's Wife
 1913 Three Scraps of Paper (Short)
 1913 A Ray of God's Sunshine (Short)
The Mother
 1913 In Convict Garb (Short)
Evelyn Deane
 1913 Broken Threads United (Short)
Chloe - Hiram's Daughter
 1913 The World Above (Short)
Ruth - the Janitor's Daughter
 1913 Homespun (Short)
Inez Price - the Wife
 1913/II Bread Upon the Waters (Short)
Esther (as an Adult)
 1913 The Outer Shell (Short)
Marian Todd
 1913 Witness 'A-3 Center' (Short)
Phillips' sister
 1913 Easy Payments (Short)
Julia James
 1913 Let No Man Put Asunder (Short)
Helen Winn
 1913/I The Good in the Worst of Us (Short)
 1913 Two Social Calls (Short)
Mrs. Jim Malone
 1913/I A Woman's Way (Short)
Marion Walker
 1913/II The Unknown (Short)
Marie - the Maid
 1913/I The Little Mother (Short)
Ethel McGuire
 1913 A Wolf Among Lambs (Short)
 1913 The Spy's Defeat (Short)
 1913 The Pathway of Years (Short)
 1913 An Old, Old Song (Short)
Alice Wright - John's Daughter
 1913 A Bottle of Musk (Short)
Ruth Warner - The Dean's Daughter
 1913/I The Broken Heart (Short)
Osaki San
 1913 The Melburn Confession (Short)
The Reporter
 1913 The Laird of McGillicuddy (Short)
 1913 The Thirteenth Man (Short)
Mrs. Jack Hanney
 1913 When Soul Meets Soul (Short)
2nd Egyptian Lady
 1912 Requited Love (Short)
Ruth Preston - the Dancer
 1912 Giuseppe's Good Fortune (Short)
Marie Baldi
 1912 His Birthday Jacket (Short)
The Daughter
 1912 The Virtue of Rags (Short)
 1912 The Shadow of the Cross (Short)
Francesca Tonelli
 1912 The Stain (Short)
Miriam Shelby - Fred's Sweetheart
 1912 Mr. Hubby's Wife (Short)
First Stenographer
 1912 Billy McGrath's Art Career (Short)
Ruth Radcliffe
 1912 From the Submerged (Short)
 1912 Chains (Short)
Ruth Keene
 1912 A Romance of the Dells (Short)
 1912 Sunshine (Short)
Sunshine Roberts
 1912/I The End of the Feud (Short)
Jim Parker's Sister
 1912 Neptune's Daughter (Short)
Helen, Walter's Sweetheart
 1912 Twilight (Short)
 1912 An Adamless Eden (Short)
 1912 The New Church Organ (Short)
 1912 The Browns Have Visitors (Short)
Mrs. Brown
 1911 Mr. Wise, Investigator (Short)
Show Show Director (10 credits)
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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