Biography

Ruth White was born on April 24, 1914 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".

Ruth White was born on April 24, 1914 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".

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 24

Birthday 1914-04-24

Day of Death 1969-12-03

Place of Birth Perth Amboy - New Jersey - USA

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Also Known As

  • Ruth Patricia White

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1971 The Pursuit of Happiness as Mrs. Popper
1969 The Reivers as Miss Reba
1969 Midnight Cowboy as Sally Buck
1968 Charly as Mrs. Apple
1968 Hang 'em High as Madame Sophie
1968 A Lovely Way to Die as Biddy, Cook
1968 No Way to Treat a Lady as Mrs. Himmel
1967 The Tiger Makes Out as Mrs. Kelly
1967 Up the Down Staircase as Beatrice Schacter
1966 ABC Stage 67 (1 episode)
1966 Cast a Giant Shadow as Mrs. Chaison
1965 A Rage to Live as Mrs. Bannon
1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall as Miss Clara
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (2 episodes)
1962 To Kill a Mockingbird as Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1959 The Nun's Story as Mother Marcella
1958 Naked City (2 episodes)
1957 Edge of the City as Mrs. Nordmann
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1948 Studio One (3 episodes)

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