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Ruth Hussey

Highest Rated:   100% The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Lowest Rated:   38% The Great Gatsby (1949)
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After training at the University of Michigan School of Drama, Ruth Hussey worked as a fashion commmentator on a local radio station, then moved to New York, becoming a Powers model. In the mid '30s she performed in several plays with touring companies, and shortly thereafter was signed to a film contract with MGM. She debuted onscreen in 1937, and for the remainder of the decade she appeared in minor films. In 1940 she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her work in The Philadelphia Story, after which she became a leading lady; she was often cast as a graceful, sophisticated, intelligent woman. Her greatest success came on the stage, starring opposite Ralph Bellamy in the 1945 Broadway production State of the Union, after which she concentrated on the stage and made only sporadic film appearances, lastly in 1960. She is the mother of Oscar-winning filmmaker John William Longenecker.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Resurrection of Broncho Billy
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
  • Mary Gilbert
1960
No Score Yet Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Jennie
1952
No Score Yet That's My Boy
  • Ann Jackson
1951
No Score Yet Hill Number One
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet Mr. Music
  • Lorna Marvis
1950
38% The Great Gatsby
  • Jordan Baker
1949
No Score Yet Her Favorite Patient
  • Dr. Hedy Fredericks, MD
1945
No Score Yet Marine Raiders
  • Ellen Foster
1944
94% The Uninvited
  • Pamela Fitzgerald
1944
No Score Yet Tender Comrade
  • Barbara
1943
No Score Yet H.M. Pulham, Esq.
  • Kay Motford Pulham
1941
100% The Philadelphia Story
  • Liz
1940
No Score Yet Susan and God
  • Charlotte
1940
100% Northwest Passage
  • Elizabeth
1940
81% Another Thin Man
  • Dorothy Waters
1939
91% The Women
  • Miss Watts
1939
No Score Yet Honolulu
  • Eve
1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette
  • Mme. Le Polignac
1938
No Score Yet Hold That Kiss
  • Nadine Peirpont
1938
No Score Yet Judge Hardy's Children
  • Margaret Bee
1938
No Score Yet Man-Proof
  • Jane
1938
No Score Yet Madame X
  • Annette
1937

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