Ruth McDevitt

Ruth McDevitt started off on the popular sitcom "Mister Peepers" (featuring the situational and physical comedy of a high school science teacher). She was also a scene-stealer as the gun-slinging Grandma Effie Hanks on ... Read more »
Born: 09/13/1895

Filmography

Actor (32)

The Doctors 1962 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

All in the Family 1970 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cheerleaders 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

My Father's House 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Abduction of Saint Anne 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Homebodies 1974 (Movie)

Mrs Loomis (Actor)

The Girl Most Likely To... 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Mixed Company 1973 (Movie)

Miss Bergquist (Actor)

Bright Promise 1969 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Man in the Middle 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The New Andy Griffith Show 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The War Between Men and Women 1971 (Movie)

Elderly Woman (Actor)

The Everly Brothers Show 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Change of Habit 1969 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

The Love God? 1969 (Movie)

Miss Keezy (Actor)

Angel in My Pocket 1968 (Movie)

Nadine (Actor)

The Shakiest Gun in the West 1968 (Movie)

Olive (Actor)

Dear Heart 1964 (Movie)

Miss Tait (Actor)

Love Is a Ball 1963 (Movie)

Mathilda (Actor)

The Birds 1963 (Movie)

Mrs MacGruder (Actor)

Young Dr. Malone 1958 - 1963 (TV Show)

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Boys' Night Out 1962 (Movie)

Beulah Partridge (Actor)

The Parent Trap 1961 (Movie)

Miss Inch (Actor)

Mr. Peepers 1951 - 1955 (TV Show)

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A Woman to Remember 1948 - 1949 (TV Show)

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In Search of America (TV Show)

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Man on the Outside (TV Show)

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One of My Wives Is Missing (TV Show)

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Skyway to Death (TV Show)

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The Couple Takes a Wife (TV Show)

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Winter Kill (TV Show)

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Biography

Ruth McDevitt started off on the popular sitcom "Mister Peepers" (featuring the situational and physical comedy of a high school science teacher). She was also a scene-stealer as the gun-slinging Grandma Effie Hanks on the short-lived series "Pistols 'n' Petticoats." This Western-themed sitcom was popular, but after the death of one of the stars, Ann Sheridan (Warner Bros.'s red-haired bombshell, dubbed "The Oomph Girl" by her fawning male fans), "Pistols 'n' Petticoats" was canceled after only one season. McDevitt went on to star in "Kolchak: The Night Stalker," a series about a newspaper reporter solving (often supernatural) mysteries. Actor Darren McGavin played the reporter Kolchak, whose only friend was a fellow columnist played by McDevitt. Again, the show was popular with home audiences, but nevertheless was not renewed for a second season. The premise of the show--a lone man searching for answers and beset on all sides by skeptics (with the exception of one woman, in this case McDevitt)--was in many ways an inspiration for "The X-Files," a long-running UFO (and monster) conspiracy show that came to television almost two decades later.

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