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Ruth Nelson

Highest Rated:   100% The Late Show (1977)
Lowest Rated:   17% The Sea of Grass (1947)
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Essentially a stage actress, Michigan-born Ruth Nelson appeared sporadically in films from her first movie appearance in Of Human Bondage (1934) to her last in Awakenings (1990). Few of Ms. Nelson's roles were large enough to afford attention from critics -- notable exceptions were the 1943 wartime drama North Star and the 1947 Tracy /Hepburn vehicle Sea of Grass -- and unfortunately she made few TV appearances, so it's hard to provide anyone unfamiliar with her work a frame of reference. She did, however, pop up frequently as a peripheral interview subject during the late-'70s heyday of director Robert Altman. Ms. Nelson had married another director, John Cromwell, in 1946, and both Mr. and Mrs. Cromwell acted together in Altman's 1978 film A Wedding. Fans who tried to grill Cromwell on his own film accomplishments (Anna and the King of Siam, Dead Reckoning, et al.) were obliged to filter their request through Ruth Nelson, who was able to "interpret" her husband's nods, shrugs and snorts of disapproval.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
88% Awakenings
  • Mrs. Lowe
1990
No Score Yet The Haunting Passion
  • Judith Granville
1983
78% A Wedding
  • Beatrice Sloan Cory
1978
96% 3 Women
  • Mrs. Rose
1977
100% The Late Show
  • Mrs. Schmidt
1977
No Score Yet Arch of Triumph
  • Madame Fessler
1948
17% The Sea of Grass
  • Selina Hall
1947
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights
  • Miss Ridgeway
1947
60% Humoresque
  • Esther Boray
1946
No Score Yet Till the End of Time
  • Amy Harper
1946
No Score Yet Sentimental Journey
  • Mrs. McMasters
1946
100% A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Miss McDonough
1945
No Score Yet The Keys of the Kingdom
  • Lisbeth Chisholm
1944
88% Wilson
  • Ellen Wilson
1944
No Score Yet None Shall Escape
  • Alice Grimm
1944
No Score Yet The North Star (Armored Attack)
  • Nadya
1943

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