Ruth Hussey

Ruth Hussey

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% The Great Gatsby (1949)
  • Birthday: Oct 30, 1911
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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
33% 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
95% The Uninvited Pamela Fitzgerald 1944
No Score Yet Tender Comrade Barbara 1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Eliza McCardle 1942
No Score Yet H.M. Pulham, Esq. Kay Motford Pulham 1941
No Score Yet Married Bachelor Norma Haven 1941
No Score Yet Flight Command Lorna Gary 1940
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
92% 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
60% Madame X Annette 1937

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Laura Benson
  • 1971
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Paula Hudson
  • 1956

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