Ruth Clifford

Ruth Clifford

  • Born on
    • February 17th, 1900
  • Died on
    • November 30th, 1998
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ruth Clifford (February 17, 1900 – November 30, 1998) was an American actress of leading roles in silent films, whose career lasted from silent days into the television era. Clifford got work as an extra and began her career at 15 at Universal, in fairly substantial roles. She received her first film credit for her work in Behind the Lines (1916). By her mid-twenties, she was playing leads and second leads, including the role of Abraham Lincoln's lost love, Ann Rutledge, in The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924). But sound pictures found her roles diminishing, and throughout the next three decades she played smaller and smaller parts. She was a favorite of director John Ford (they played bridge together), who used her in eight films, but rarely in substantial roles. She was also, for a time, the voice of Walt Disney's Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck. Clifford's obituary in the Los Angeles Times noted that she "became a prime source for historians of the silent screen era".

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Acting (28 Credits)

1957Designing Woman as Vanessa Cole
1956The Searchers as Deranged Woman at Fort (uncredited)
1955The Cobweb as Mrs. Jenkins
1952Pluto's Christmas Tree as Minnie Mouse (voice)
1952The Quiet Man as Mother (uncredited)
1950Wagon Master as Fleuretty Phyffe
1950Key to the City as Mrs. Anderson (uncredited)
1950Sunset Blvd. as Sheldrake's Secretary (uncredited)
1949Pluto's Sweater as Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
1949Not Wanted as Mrs. Elizabeth Stone
1948Donald's Dream Voice as Daisy Duck (voice) (uncredited)
1948The Luck of the Irish as Secretary (uncredited)
1948Cry of the City as Nurse
19483 Godfathers as Woman in Bar (uncredited)
1947Mickey's Delayed Date as Minnie Mouse
1947Mother Wore Tights as Resort Guest (uncredited)
1946Shock as Mrs. Margaret Cross
1946My Darling Clementine as Opera House Patron (uncredited)
1945Leave Her to Heaven as Telephone Operator (uncredited)
1944The Lodger as Hairdresser (uncredited)
1942Holiday Inn as Woman (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
1941Ball of Fire as Chorus Girl (uncredited)
1939Drums Along the Mohawk as Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
1938Charlie Chan in Honolulu as Nurse
1938Four Men and a Prayer as Telephone Operator (uncredited)
1935She Married Her Boss as Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
1925The Phantom of the Opera as Ballerina (uncredited)

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