Ruth Warrick (1916–2005)


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Reedy and regal actress Ruth Warrick will be remembered for two names and two names alone. In films, she will indelibly be referred to as the castoff first "Mrs. Citizen Kane," and on TV she will forever be synonymous with her character of Phoebe Tyler Wallingford, the obnoxiously wealthy, viper-tongued, manipulative and meddlesome Pine Valley ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Citizen Kane Emily Monroe Norton Kane
(1941)
All My Children Phoebe Tyler Wallingford / Phoebe Tyler
(1970-2008)
(1946)
Peyton Place Hannah Cord
(1965-1969)

Filmography

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 1970-2005 All My Children (TV Series)
Phoebe Tyler Wallingford / Phoebe Tyler
- Episode dated 12 May 2005 (2005) ... Phoebe Tyler Wallingford
- Episode #1.2898 (2005) ... Phoebe Tyler Wallingford
- Episode #1.2888 (2005) ... Phoebe Tyler Wallingford
- Episode #1.2879 (2005) ... Phoebe Tyler Wallingford
- Episode #1.2873 (2005) ... Phoebe Tyler Wallingford
 1993 Loving (TV Series)
Phoebe Tyler Wallingford
- Episode #1.2542 (1993) ... Phoebe Tyler Wallingford
 1985 Peyton Place: The Next Generation (TV Movie)
Hannah Cord
 1984 Death Mask
Beatrice VandenBerg
 1983 The Returning
Grace
 1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Joan Heinsley
 1982 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Eva
 1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Wise Woman
- How to Become a Goddess (1970) ... Wise Woman
 1969 The Great Bank Robbery
Mrs. Applebee
 1965-1969 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Hannah Cord
- Episode #5.46 (1969) ... Hannah Cord
- Episode #5.45 (1969) ... Hannah Cord
- Episode #5.20 (1968) ... Hannah Cord
- Episode #5.16 (1968) ... Hannah Cord
- Episode #4.68 (1968) ... Hannah Cord
 1968 How to Steal the World
Alice Garrow
 1967-1968 Insight (TV Series)
Peg Breen / Margaret
- Three Cornered Flag (1968) ... Peg Breen
- Don't Let Me Catch You Praying (1967) ... Margaret
 1968 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Alice Garrow
 1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
Aunt Gussie
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Clara Benteen
- The Storm (1965) ... Clara Benteen
 1965 A Letter to Nancy
Mrs. Helen Reed
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mrs. Winlock
- The Case of the Blonde Bonanza (1964) ... Mrs. Winlock
 1961-1962 Father of the Bride (TV Series)
Eleanor 'Ellie' Banks
- The Visit (1962) ... Eleanor 'Ellie' Banks
- The Hammers (1962) ... Eleanor 'Ellie' Banks
- Bradley's Shack (1962) ... Eleanor 'Ellie' Banks
- The Band (1962) ... Eleanor 'Ellie' Banks
- The Hospital (1962) ... Eleanor 'Ellie' Banks
 1956-1960 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Edith 'Aunt Edie' Hughes Frye / Edith Hughes
- Episode dated 7 October 1960 (1960) ... Edith 'Aunt Edie' Hughes Frye
- Episode dated 22 August 1960 (1960) ... Edith 'Aunt Edie' Hughes Frye
- Episode #3.4 (1958) ... Edith 'Aunt Edie' Hughes Frye
- Episode #3.3 (1958) ... Edith 'Aunt Edie' Hughes Frye
- Episode dated 10 April 1957 (1957) ... Edith Hughes
 1955 I Spy (TV Series)
Mary
- He Spied on a Queen (1955) ... Mary
 1954 Roogie's Bump
Mrs. Rigsby
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Marion Shaw
- September Time (1953) ... Marion Shaw
 1953 Studio One (TV Series)
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Anna Carmody
- Tunnel Job (1953) ... Anna Carmody
 1952-1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Jane / Anne
- The Gift Horse (1953) ... Jane
- Another Harvest (1952) ... Anne
 1953 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Janet Johnson, RN
- Episode dated 9 April 1953 (1953) ... Janet Johnson, RN
- Episode dated 5 March 1953 (1953) ... Janet Johnson, RN
- Episode dated 24 February 1953 (1953) ... Janet Johnson, RN
- Episode dated 17 February 1953 (1953) ... Janet Johnson, RN
- Episode dated 30 January 1953 (1953) ... Janet Johnson, RN
 1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Aftermath (1952)
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Florence Bertrand
- This Thing Called Love (1952) ... Florence Bertrand
 1952 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Lydia Darragh
- All's Well with Lydia (1952) ... Lydia Darragh
 1951-1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
Opera Singer
- The Corner Shop (1952)
- Return to Vienna (1951) ... Opera Singer
 1952 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- Return to Vienna (1952)
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 One Too Many
Helen Mason / Helen Leroy Lintz
 1950 Three Husbands
Jane Evans
 1950 Let's Dance
Carola Everett
 1950 Second Chance
Emily Dean
 1950 Beauty on Parade
Marian Medford
 1949 The Great Dan Patch
Ruth Treadwell
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom
Liza Lee
 1948 Arch of Triumph
Kate Bergstroem
 1947 Daisy Kenyon
Lucille Coverly O'Mara
 1947 Driftwood
Susan Moore
 1946 Swell Guy
Ann Duncan
 1946 Song of the South
Sally
 1946 Perilous Holiday
Agnes Stuart
 1945 China Sky
Dr. Sara Durand
 1944 Guest in the House
Ann Proctor
 1944 Secret Command
Lea Damaron
 1944 Mr. Winkle Goes to War
Amy Winkle
 1943 The Iron Major
Florence Ayres Cavanaugh
 1943 Petticoat Larceny
Pat Mitchell
 1943 Forever and a Day
Lesley Trimble
 1943 Journey Into Fear
Mrs. Stephanie Graham
 1942 Obliging Young Lady
Linda Norton
 1941 The Corsican Brothers
Countess Isabelle Gravini
 1941 Citizen Kane
Emily Monroe Norton Kane
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Guested on the daytime program "Morning Exchange". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 7 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Ruth Warrick

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Jarvis Cushing  (divorced) | See more »

Parents:

Fred R. Warrick | Annie L. Warrick

Relatives:

Mimi Kennedy (niece or nephew)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"It is as if the imaginary girl who was Kane's wife had grown into the woman who influences so many lives in the imaginary world of Pine Valley. Since Emily's character owes much to the compelling hand of Orson Welles, so indirectly, must Phoebe's." - referring to her two most famous character roles as Emily Kane in Citizen Kane (1941) and Phoebe Tyler in All My Children (1970). See more »

Trivia:

She had 6 hobbies (over her long life): philanthropy, politics, dining out, spending time with family, jogging and traveling. See more »

Trademark:

Sparkling blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

Mrs. Citizen Kane

Star Sign:

Cancer

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