Ruth Hussey

Actor, Fashion commentator, Model
This MGM contract player of the late 1930s and early 40s played some leads, but mostly supporting parts, usually as a sophisticated, knowing women or vixen. Ruth Hussey got her best shot as the cynical photographer in ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1914 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Filmography

Actor (6)

The Facts of Life 1960 (Movie)

Mary Gilbert (Actor)

Louisa 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Philadelphia Story 1940 (Movie)

Elizabeth Imbrie (Actor)

Susan and God 1939 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

The Women 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

This MGM contract player of the late 1930s and early 40s played some leads, but mostly supporting parts, usually as a sophisticated, knowing women or vixen. Ruth Hussey got her best shot as the cynical photographer in "The Philadelphia Story" (1940), for which she was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress. She also starred opposite Ralph Bellamy on Broadway in "State of the Union" (1945).

Relationships

Robert Longnecker

Husband

John Longnecker

Son

EDUCATION

Pembroke College, Brown University

Providence , Rhode Island

School of Drama, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor , Michigan

Milestones

1973

Played love interest to Robert Young in her first and only TV-movie, "My Darling Daughters' Anniversary" (ABC)

1950

Made early TV apperance on "Pulitzer Prize Playhouse" (ABC)

1948

Returned to films in "I, Jane Doe"

1944

Left Hollywood for Broadway; starred opposite Ralph Bellamy in "State of the Union"

1940

Earned Academy Award nomination for her role in "The Philadelphia Story"

1939

Co-starred in "The Women"

1937

Made film acting debut in "The Big City"

1936

Signed five-year contract with MGM (date approximate)

Acted in touring companies of stage plays

Worked as a fashion commentator on radio and a Powers model in New York

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