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Ruth Ford



Ruth Ford had been a photographer's model and stock actress before she was hired for Orson Welles's Mercury Theater in 1938. Ford enjoyed sizeable roles in the Mercury stage productions of Shoemaker's Holiday and Danton's Death, and also appeared on Welles' weekly radio anthology. In 1942, she was signed by Warner Bros. and groomed as a standard ingenue in such forgettable film fare as The Gorilla Man (1942) and The Hidden Hand (1943). In 1945 she moved on to 20th Century-Fox where she appeared in Wilson as Woodrow Wilson's daughter Margaret. Returning to Broadway, Ford distinguished herself in the demanding works of such playwrights as Shakespeare, Aigust Strindberg, Jean-Paul Sartre and Edward Albee. Her favorite stage roles included Estelle in No Exit, Temple Drake in Requiem for a Nun and Lorraine in A Breeze from the Gulf. Among the handful of films in which she appeared after 1950 were Act One (1963, as Beatrice Kaufman) and Play It As It Lays (1972). Previously married to actor Peter Van Eyck, Ruth Ford later married Zachary Scott, whom she outlived.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Too Scared to Scream
  • Irma
1985
No Score Yet The Eyes of the Amaryllis
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Play It as It Lays
  • Carlotta
1972
No Score Yet Act One
  • Beatrice Kaufman
1963
No Score Yet Dragonwyck
  • Cornelia Van Borden
1946
No Score Yet Strange Impersonation
  • Jane Karaski
1946
No Score Yet The Woman Who Came Back
  • Ruth Gibson
1945
No Score Yet The Keys of the Kingdom
  • Sister Clotilde
1944
88% Wilson
  • Margaret Wilson
1944
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke
  • Clare Stillwell
1943
88% Air Force
  • Nurse
1943
No Score Yet Adventure in Iraq
  • Tess Torrence
1943
No Score Yet Escape From Crime
  • Myrt
1942
No Score Yet In This Our Life
  • Young mother
1942
No Score Yet Lady Gangster
  • Lucy Fenton
1942
No Score Yet The Lady Is Willing
  • Myrtle
1942
No Score Yet Across the Pacific
  • Secretary
1942
No Score Yet Too Much Johnson
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Circumstantial Evidence
  • Mrs. Simms
1935

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