Ruth White

Ruth White

  • Born on
    • April 24th, 1914
  • Died on
    • December 3rd, 1969
Ruth Patricia White (April 24, 1914 – December 3, 1969) in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA as Ruth Patricia White. She was an actress, known for Du silence et des ombres... (1962),Macadam cowboy (1969) and Pendez-les haut et court (1968). She died on December 3, 1969 in Perth Amboy. Her death, from cancer, was sudden and unexpected. She spent the final decade of her life as one of New York's most highly praised character actresses. She had sacrificed her career to care for an ailing parent, and when she returned to acting, she was in her mid-30s, overweight and without much promise of reviving her career. However, she scored great successes in the off-Broadway plays of Samuel Beckett (most notably "Happy Days"), appeared in Edward Albee's "Malcolm" (1966) and "Box" (1968), and earned a Tony nomination for her role in Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" (1968). She earned an Emmy nomination for her role in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "Little Moon of Alban".

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Acting (12 Credits)

1969The Reivers as Miss Reba
1969Midnight Cowboy as Sally Buck
1968Charly as Mrs. Apple
1968Hang 'Em High as Madame Sophie
1968No Way to Treat a Lady as Mrs. Himmel
1967Up the Down Staircase as Beatrice Schacter
1966Cast a Giant Shadow as Mrs. Chaison
1965Baby the Rain Must Fall as Miss Clara
1965A Rage to Live as Mrs. Bannon
1962To Kill a Mockingbird as Mrs. Dubose
1959The Nun's Story as Mother Marcella
1957Edge of the City as Mrs. Nordmann

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