Ruth Donnelly


Actor
Ruth Donnelly

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Way to the Gold (1957)
Mrs. Williams
The Spoilers (1956)
[The] Duchess
Autumn Leaves (1956)
Liz
A Lawless Street (1955)
Molly Higgins
The Wild Blue Yonder (1951)
Maj. Ida Winton
I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951)
Glory White
The Secret of Convict Lake (1951)
Mary
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Martha
Fighting Father Dunne (1948)
Kate Mulvey
The Snake Pit (1948)
Ruth
The Fabulous Texan (1947)
Utopia Mills
Little Miss Broadway (1947)
Minnie
Millie's Daughter (1947)
Helen Reilly
The Ghost Goes Wild (1947)
Susan Beecher
Cross My Heart (1947)
Eve Harper
Cinderella Jones (1946)
Cora Elliott
In Old Sacramento (1946)
Zebby Booker
Pillow to Post (1945)
Mrs. Wingate
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Sister Michael
This Is the Army (1943)
Mrs. O'Brien
Sleepy Lagoon (1943)
Sarah Rogers
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
Nurse Hamilton
Johnny Doughboy (1942)
"Biggy" Biggsworth
Rise and Shine (1941)
Mame [Bacon]
Model Wife (1941)
Mrs. Milo Everett
Petticoat Politics (1941)
Lil Higgins
The Gay Vagabond (1941)
Kate Dixon
Sailors on Leave (1941)
Aunt Navy
The Round Up (1941)
Polly Hope
You Belong to Me (1941)
Emma
My Little Chickadee (1940)
Aunt Lou
Meet the Missus (1940)
Lil Higgins
Scatterbrain (1940)
Miss Stevens
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Mrs. [Emma] Hopper
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
Effie [Perkins]
The Family Next Door (1939)
Rose Pierce
Army Girl (1938)
Leila Kennet
Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)
Josephine
The Affairs of Annabel (1938)
Josephine
Personal Secretary (1938)
"Grumpy"
Meet the Girls (1938)
Daisy Watson
A Slight Case of Murder (1938)
Nora Marko
Portia on Trial (1937)
Jane Wilkins
Roaring Timber (1937)
Aunt Mary [MacKinley]
13 Hours by Air (1936)
Vi Johnson
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Mabel Dawson
Cain and Mabel (1936)
Aunt Mimi
Fatal Lady (1936)
Melba York
More Than a Secretary (1936)
Helen Davis
Song and Dance Man (1936)
Patsy O'Madigan
Traveling Saleslady (1935)
Mrs. [Millicent] Twitchell
Hands Across the Table (1935)
Laura
Alibi Ike (1935)
Bess
The White Cockatoo (1935)
Mrs. [Felicia] Byng
Red Salute (1935)
Mrs. [Edith] Rooney
Personal Maid's Secret (1935)
Lizzie
Maybe It's Love (1935)
Florrie Sands
Metropolitan (1935)
Marina
Wonder Bar (1934)
Mrs. Simpson
Heat Lightning (1934)
Mrs. Ashton-Ashley ["Tinkle"]
Merry Wives of Reno (1934)
Lois [Fraser]
Happiness Ahead (1934)
Anna
Romance in the Rain (1934)
Miss Sparks
Mandalay (1934)
Mrs. Peters
Housewife (1934)
Dora
Goodbye Again (1933)
Maid
Convention City (1933)
Mrs. Ellerbe
Employee's Entrance (1933)
Miss Hall
Ladies They Talk About (1933)
Noonan
Footlight Parade (1933)
Mrs. [Harriet] Gould
Havana Widows (1933)
Mrs Jones
Female (1933)
Miss Frothingham
Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)
[Gwendolyn] Pete [Harris]
Lilly Turner (1933)
Edna
Private Detective 62 (1933)
Amy [Moran]
Ever in My Heart (1933)
Lizzie
Sing Sinner Sing (1933)
Margaret Flannigan
Hard to Handle (1933)
Lil Waters
Make Me a Star (1932)
The Countess
The Rainbow Trail (1932)
Abigail
Blessed Event (1932)
Miss Stevens
Jewel Robbery (1932)
Maid
The Spider (1931)
Mrs. Wimbleton
Transatlantic (1931)
Burbank
Wicked (1931)
Fanny
Rubber Heels (1927)
Fanny Pratt

Cast (Short)

How to Break 90 #6 Fine Points (1934)
Herself

Life Events

1913

Debut as chorus girl

1927

First film as actress

Videos

Movie Clip

Blessed Event (1932) - The Devil In Southampton Columnist Moxley (Ned Sparks) returns from vacation to chew out his substitute (Lee Tracy as Alvin Roberts) for printing outrageous society gossip, Miss Stevens (Ruth Donnelly) steering clear, when the editor Miller (Walter Walker) arrives with a surprise ruling, in director Roy Del Ruth’s Blessed Event, 1932, from Warner Bros.
Blessed Event (1932) - Do You Ever Read My Stuff? Off to a flying start in the definitive Lee Tracy pre-Code picture, his first starring role, as novice newsman Alvin, from the advertising department, filling in for a vacationing columnist, having discovered the trick of fabricating news of prominent pregnancies, Ruth Donnelly as Miss Stevens, Mary Brian as society writer Gladys, in Blessed Event, 1932, from a play by Manuel Seff and Forrest Wilson.
Hard To Handle (1933) - It Ain't Humanely Possible Joining director Mervyn LeRoy’s breakneck opening, Allen Jenkins the MC at an outrageous Hollywood dance marathon, the last two couples standing are (second-billed) Mary Brian with Matt McHugh and Sterling Holloway with Mary Doran, before we meet the promoter, above-the-title billed James Cagney as Lefty, in Warner Bros.’ Hard To Handle, 1933.
Hard To Handle (1933) - Your Mother Doesn't Own A Gun, Does She? Hollywood widow landlady Ruth Donnelly is looking to scam a furniture buyer (William H. Strauss) while her daughter Ruth (Mary Brian) is still soaking her feet, after winning a dance marathon, with some help from her promoter boyfriend Lefty (James Cagney), who was himself robbed of the prize she was supposed to get, in Hard To Handle, 1933.
Employees' Entrance (1933) - How Would You Like A Wax Banana? Threatening to fire most everybody (excepting Ruth Donnelly, his assistant), hard-headed department store executive Anderson (Warren William) has a random meet-cute with wannabe employee Madeline (Loretta Young), even if it plays like they might be lovers already, in the steamy pre-Code Employees’ Entrance, 1933.
Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950) - Worst Food In Town Cop Dixon (Dana Andrews) with witness Morgan (Gene Tierney), getting acquainted at the restaurant run by Martha (Ruth Donnelly), then taking a call from colleagues (Bert Freed, Karl Malden), in Otto Preminger's Where The Sidewalk Ends, 1950.
Bells Of St. Mary's, The (1945) - Was It St. Paul? Having just wisecracked about the cat, and unexpectedly met the entire faculty, when he’d just come to introduce himself to the Mother Superior and principal, Sister Benedict (Ingrid Bergman), the new priest Fr. O’Malley (Bing Crosby) extemporizes, in The Bells Of St. Mary’s, 1945.
Pillow To Post (1945) - Winifred's Strange And He's My Brother Ida Lupino is oil well equipment sales gal arriving amid a Southern California military housing crisis, with Anne O’Neal the USO lady, letting herself be mistaken for a military bride, then meeting Mrs. Wingate (Ruth Donnelly) and Lucile (Willie Best), in Pillow To Post, 1945.
Ladies They Talk About (1933) - She Likes To Wrestle Cheesy process shot but new inmate Nan (Barbara Stanwyck) and veteran Linda (Lillian Roth) on fire, visiting Mrs. Arlington (Cecil Cunningham), Blondie (Helen Mann), Aunt Maggie (Maude Eburne) and a husky matron (Helen Dickson), in Ladies They Talk About, 1933.
Ladies They Talk About (1933) - Fresh Fish Like You Newly famous bank robber Nan (Barbara Stanwyck) strides into the cell block, an update from the reporter who put her away coming on the radio, as she faces down matron Noonan (Ruth Donnelly) and inmate Susie (Dorothy Burgess), in Ladies They Talk About, 1933.
Footlight Parade (1933) - These Are Cats Not Elephants! Foreshadowing Andrew Lloyd Webber, dance director Francis (Frank McHugh) gets schooled by producer Chester (James Cagney) on the cat number, office helper Bea (Ruby Keeler) checking in, herself pursued by singer Scotty (Dick Powell), in Warner Bros.' Footlight Parade, 1933.
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936) - Let That Be A Lesson To You Babe (Jean Arthur), with roommate (Ruth Donnelly), takes a call from Gary Cooper (title character) then frets about not telling him she’s the reporter writing the stories about him, then a famous bit with his valet (Raymond Walburn) et al, in Frank Capra’s Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, 1936.

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