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Ruth Donnelly (May 17, 1896 – November 17, 1982) was an American stage and film actress. Her father was the mayor of Trenton, New Jersey.

She began her stage career at the age of 17 in 1913, in The Quaker Girl. Her Broadway debut brought her to the attention of George M. Cohan, who proceeded to cast her in numerous comic-relief roles in such musicals as Going Up (1917). Though she made her first film appearance in 1913, her Hollywood career began in earnest in 1931 and lasted until 1957. In her films she often played the wife of Guy Kibbee (Footlight Parade, Wonder Bar, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington). Among her roles was the part of Sister Michael in The Bells of St. Mary's, starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ruth Donnelly (May 17, 1896 – November 17, 1982) was an American stage and film actress. Her father was the mayor of Trenton, New Jersey.

She began her stage career at the age of 17 in 1913, in The Quaker Girl. Her Broadway debut brought her to the attention of George M. Cohan, who proceeded to cast her in numerous comic-relief roles in such musicals as Going Up (1917). Though she made her first film appearance in 1913, her Hollywood career began in earnest in 1931 and lasted until 1957. In her films she often played the wife of Guy Kibbee (Footlight Parade, Wonder Bar, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington). Among her roles was the part of Sister Michael in The Bells of St. Mary's, starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman.

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Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 72

Birthday 1896-05-17

Day of Death 1982-11-17

Place of Birth North Trenton - New Jersey - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Herself (archive footage)
1956 Autumn Leaves as Liz Eckhart
1955 A Lawless Street as Molly Higgins
1955 The Spoilers as Duchess
1952 Cavalcade of America(1 episode)
1951 The Wild Blue Yonder as Maj. Ida Winton
1951 The Secret of Convict Lake as Mary Fancher
1951 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain as Glory White
1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends as Martha
1948 The Snake Pit as Ruth
1948 Fighting Father Dunne as Kate Mulvey
1947 The Fabulous Texan as Utopia Mills
1947 The Ghost Goes Wild as Aunt Susan Beecher
1946 Cross My Heart as Eve Harper
1946 In Old Sacramento as Zebby Booker
1946 Cinderella Jones as Cora Elliot
1945 The Bells of St. Mary's as Sister Michael
1945 Pillow to Post as Mrs. Grace Wingate
1943 This Is the Army as Mrs. O'Brien
1941 You Belong to Me as Emma
1941 Sailors on Leave as Aunt Navy
1941 The Gay Vagabond as Kate Dixon
1941 Model Wife as Mrs. Milo Everett
1941 The Roundup as Polly Hope
1940 Scatterbrain as Miss Stevens
1940 My Little Chickadee as Aunt Lou
1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams as Effie Perkins
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Emma Hopper
1939 The Family Next Door as Mrs. Rose Pierce
1938 Annabel Takes a Tour as Josephine
1938 Meet the Girls as Daisy Watson
1938 The Affairs of Annabel as Josephine
1938 Personal Secretary as Grumpy
1938 Army Girl as Leila Kennett
1938 A Slight Case of Murder as Nora Marko
1937 Portia on Trial as Jane Wilkins
1936 More Than a Secretary as Helen Davis
1936 Cain and Mabel as Aunt Mimi
1936 Fatal Lady as Melba York
1936 Thirteen Hours by Air as Vi Johnson - Stewardess
1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town as Mabel Dawson
1936 Song And Dance Man as Patsy O'Madigan
1935 Personal Maid's Secret as Lizzie
1935 Hands Across the Table as Laura
1935 Red Salute as Mrs. Edith Rooney
1935 Alibi Ike as Bess
1935 Traveling Saleslady as Mrs. Twitchell
1935 The White Cockatoo as Mrs. Byng
1935 Maybe It's Love as Florrie Sands
1934 Happiness Ahead as Anna
1934 Housewife as Dora Wilson
1934 Merry Wives of Reno as Lois
1934 Wonder Bar as Mrs. Emma Simpson
1934 Heat Lightning as Mrs. Ashton-Ashley
1934 Mandalay as Mrs. George Peters
1933 Convention City as Mrs. Ellerbe
1933 Havana Widows as Mrs. Emily Jones
1933 Female as Miss Frothingham
1933 Ever in My Heart as Lizzie
1933 Footlight Parade as Harriet Bowers Gould
1933 Bureau of Missing Persons as Gwendolyn 'Pete' Harris
1933 Goodbye Again as Richview Hotel Maid
1933 Sing, Sinner, Sing as Margaret 'Maggie' Flannigan
1933 Private Detective 62 as Amy Moran
1933 Lilly Turner as Edna Yokum
1933 Employees' Entrance as Miss Hall
1933 Ladies They Talk About as Noonan
1933 Hard to Handle as Lil Waters
1933 Just Around the Corner as Mrs. Sears
1932 Blessed Event as Miss Stevens
1932 Make Me a Star as The Countess
1931 The Spider as Mrs. Wimbledon

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