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Also Known As: Died: December 3, 1969
Born: April 24, 1914 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor

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Ruth White was an actress who founded her entertainment career success with roles in film. White began her acting career appearing mainly in films, such as the John Cassavetes dramatic adaptation "Edge of the City" (1957), "The Nun's Story" (1959) and "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962). She also appeared in "A Rage to Live" (1965) with Suzanne Pleshette. She also appeared in the TV movie "Little Moon of Alban" (NBC, 1963-64). White worked in television around the start of her acting career with a role on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). Her film career continued throughout the sixties in productions like the dramatic adaptation "Baby, the Rain Must Fall" (1965) with Lee Remick, the dramatic adaptation "Cast a Giant Shadow" (1966) with Kirk Douglas and the comedy adaptation "The Tiger Makes Out" (1967) with Eli Wallach. She also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "Up the Down Staircase" (1967) with Sandy Dennis and "A Lovely Way to Die" (1968). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Johnny Belinda" (ABC, 1967-68). In the latter part of her career, she continued to act in "Charly" (1968) with Cliff Robertson, the Clint Eastwood western "Hang 'Em High" (1968) and...

Ruth White was an actress who founded her entertainment career success with roles in film. White began her acting career appearing mainly in films, such as the John Cassavetes dramatic adaptation "Edge of the City" (1957), "The Nun's Story" (1959) and "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962). She also appeared in "A Rage to Live" (1965) with Suzanne Pleshette. She also appeared in the TV movie "Little Moon of Alban" (NBC, 1963-64). White worked in television around the start of her acting career with a role on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). Her film career continued throughout the sixties in productions like the dramatic adaptation "Baby, the Rain Must Fall" (1965) with Lee Remick, the dramatic adaptation "Cast a Giant Shadow" (1966) with Kirk Douglas and the comedy adaptation "The Tiger Makes Out" (1967) with Eli Wallach. She also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "Up the Down Staircase" (1967) with Sandy Dennis and "A Lovely Way to Die" (1968). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Johnny Belinda" (ABC, 1967-68). In the latter part of her career, she continued to act in "Charly" (1968) with Cliff Robertson, the Clint Eastwood western "Hang 'Em High" (1968) and the dramatic comedy "No Way to Treat a Lady" (1968) with Rod Steiger. She also appeared in the Steve McQueen dramatic adaptation "The Reivers" (1969). White was most recently credited in the Michael Sarrazin drama "The Pursuit of Happiness" (1971). White passed away in December 1969 at the age of 55.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Pursuit of Happiness (1971) Mrs. Popper
2.
 Midnight Cowboy (1969) Sally Buck
3.
 The Reivers (1969) Miss Reba
4.
 No Way To Treat a Lady (1968) Mrs. Himmel
5.
 Charly (1968) Mrs. Apple
6.
 A Lovely Way To Die (1968) Cook
7.
 Hang 'Em High (1968) Madame Sophie
8.
 Up the Down Staircase (1967) Beatrice Schracter
9.
 The Tiger Makes Out (1967) Mrs. Kelly
10.
 Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) Mrs. Chaison
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Milestones close milestones

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Acting debut in stock in 1940s
1949:
Broadway acting debut
1957:
First film role in "Edge of the City"

Education

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