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Ruth Nelson

Ruth Nelson

  • Mother Wore Tights (1947) August 30 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Sea Of Grass, The (1947) September 24 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: September 12, 1992
Born: August 2, 1905 Cause of Death: cancer, complicated by a stroke and pneumonia
Birth Place: Saginaw, Michigan, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Grew up travelling with her mother on the vaudeville circuit
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Sent to Los Angeles to study at a Roman Catholic school in an attempt by her mother to discourage stage career; nonetheless received encouragement from a nun who saw her acting talent
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Began performing onstage in the early 1920s
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Was a charter member of New York City's Group Theater in the 1930s
1935:
Played the taxi driver's wife in the Group Theater's landmark production of Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty"
1943:
Film debut, "North Star"
1948:
Acted in last film in nearly three decades, "Arch of Triumph"
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Turned down the role of Willy Loman's wife in the original stage version of Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman"
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Joined Tyrone Guthrie's stage repertory company along with husband John Cromwell in the early 1960s
1977:
Returned to feature films to play roles in "The Late Show" and "Three Women"
1990:
Last film, "Awakenings"
1991:
Made last stage appearance in the cast of "Uncle Vanya" in New York

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