Ruth Chatterton

Ruth Chatterton

Highest Rated: 89% Dodsworth (1936)

Lowest Rated: 80% Female (1933)

Birthday: Dec 24, 1892

Birthplace: Not Available

Ruth Chatterton was a dignified, sophisticated, brittle, blonde leading lady. At age 12, she debuted on stage in a stock production, reached Broadway by age 18, then triumphed at 20 as the star of Daddy Long Legs. She didn't break into films until her mid-30s, starting with Sins of the Fathers (1928) opposite Emil Jannings. She was subsequently nominated for "Best Actress" Oscars for her work in Madame X (1929) and Sarah and Son (1930), but is perhaps best remembered as Walter Huston's spoiled, selfish wife in Dodsworth (1936), after the making of which she left Hollywood. She went on to appear in two British productions, then retired from the screen. She continued a successful and variety-filled career on the stage, once directing a play but more usually starring in Broadway productions. She authored a Broadway play, Monsieur Brotonneau (1930), as well as several novels in the '50s. Chatterton was also a licensed pilot who flew her own plane cross-country. She was married three times, each time to an actor: Ralph Forbes (1924-32), George Brent (1932-34), and Barry Thomson (1942-his death in 1960).


Highest Rated Movies



89% Dodsworth Fran Dodsworth 1936
No Score Yet Girls' Dormitory Prof. Anna Mathe 1936
No Score Yet Lady of Secrets Celia Whittaker 1936
80% Female Alison Drake 1933
No Score Yet Frisco Jenny Frisco Jenny Sandoval 1933
No Score Yet The Crash Linda Gault 1932
No Score Yet The Rich Are Always with Us Caroline Grannard 1932
No Score Yet The House That Shadows Built Actor 1932
No Score Yet Anybody's Woman Actor 1930
No Score Yet Sarah and Son Sarah Storm 1930
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade Guest 1930
No Score Yet Absinthe Jacqueline Floriot 1929


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