Ruth McDevitt

Ruth McDevitt

Highest Rated: 90% The Parent Trap (1961)

Lowest Rated: 40% Dear Heart (1965)

Birthday: Sep 13, 1895

Birthplace: Coldwater, Michigan, USA

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 86% One of My Wives Is Missing Rebecca Foster (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man on the Outside Stella Daniels (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abduction of Saint Anne Sister Patrick (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Father's House Anna (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winter Kill Mildred Young (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 71% Homebodies Mrs. Loomis (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skyway to Death Aunt Louise (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Prowler in the Heart Doreen (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet If I Had a Million Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 61% The Girl Most Likely To... Housemistress (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Couple Takes a Wife Mrs. Flanagan (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 38% In Search of America Grandma Rose (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 58% The Love God? Miss Keezy (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 70% The Shakiest Gun in the West Olive (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Far Out West Grandma Hanks (Character) - 1967
40% 67% Dear Heart Miss Tait (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is a Ball Mathilda (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 43% Boys' Night Out Beulah Partridge (Character) - 1962
90% 75% The Parent Trap Miss Inch (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Miss Mumford (Guest Star) 1975 1973
100% No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Emily Cowles (Character) 1974-1975
No Score Yet 86% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Gramma Boggs (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Penelope Penhaven (Guest Star) 1973 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Millicent (Guest Star) 1969-1970 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Mrs. Horlick (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Mrs. Pendleton (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pistols 'n' Petticoats Grandma Effie Hanks (Character) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1949-1951

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