Ruth Roman

Ruth Roman

Highest Rated: 100% The Far Country (1955)

Lowest Rated: 40% Day of the Animals (1977)

Birthday: Dec 22, 1922

Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

Although her career never scaled the heights suggested by her early promise, Ruth Roman had a long and fruitful career as a film and TV actress. She was a student at Boston's renowned Bishop Lee Dramatic School and pursued acting from a young age. Her first major break was in the 13-episode adventure serial "Jungle Girl" in 1945. Besides a supporting role in the 1949 boxing-themed film "Champion," for the rest of the 1940s she was limited to a series of small film parts. In 1951, she landed a co-starring role in Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classic "Strangers on a Train." In many ways this was a career peak for Roman whose subsequent roles never quite equaled the stature and significance of the part of Anne Morton. In the latter half of the 1950s, she made the transition to TV and continued working steadily in the medium until her last role--a recurring part on the Angela Lansbury mystery "Murder She Wrote"in 1989. Other recurring TV roles included a stint on the mid-'60s Deep South drama "The Long, Hot Summer" and a turn as Sylvia Lean in the popular nighttime soap "Knots Landing." She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her television work.

Highest rated movies

The Far Country
The Window
Strangers on a Train
The Baby
Bitter Victory
Desert Desperados
Good Sam
Day of the Animals

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Echoes Michael's Mother (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something Is Out There Mrs. Shirley Goodwyn (Character) - 1977
40% 31% Day of the Animals Mrs. Shirley Goodwyn (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Punch and Jody Lil Charny (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 64% Impulse Julia Marstow (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Sentence Elizabeth (Character) - 1974
93% 53% The Baby Mrs. Wadsworth (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 51% Go Ask Alice Psychiatrist (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 42% The Killing Kind Rhea Benson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident in San Francisco Sophia Cianelli (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Man Who Cried Wolf Lois (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 20% Love Has Many Faces Margot Eliot (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Look in Any Window Jackie Fowler (Character) - 1961
71% 47% Desert Desperados The Woman (Character) - 1959
76% 68% Bitter Victory Jane Brand (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 38% Five Steps to Danger Ann Nicholson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 18% Great Day in the Morning Boston Grant (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebel in Town Nora Willoughby (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 20% Joe MacBeth Lily MacBeth (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 43% The Bottom of the Bottle Nora Martin (Character) - 1956
100% 76% The Far Country Ronda Castle (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shanghai Story Rita King (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 43% Down Three Dark Streets Kate Martell (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tanganyika Peggy Marion (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 23% Blowing Wild Sal Donnelly (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 11% Young Man With Ideas Julie Webster (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 54% Invitation Maud Redwick (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 9% Mara Maru Stella Callahan (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 70% Tomorrow Is Another Day Catherine 'Cay' Higgins (Character) - 1951
98% 92% Strangers on a Train Anne Morton (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 27% Starlift Self - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice Shelley Carnes (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 36% Colt .45 Beth Donovan (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barricade Judith Burns (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 52% Dallas Tonia Robles (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Always Leave Them Laughing Fay Washburn (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 71% Three Secrets Ann Lawrence (Character) - 1949
100% 74% The Window Mrs. Jean Kellerson (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Belle Starr's Daughter Cimarron Rose (Character) - 1948
60% 61% Good Sam Ruth 'Ruthie' (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sacketts Rosie (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Adele Arnold (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Nora Parrow (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Irene Morris (Character) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Maggie Blaisedell (Guest Star) 1969 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Victoria Parrish (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jungle Queen Lothel, the Jungle Queen (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Madiline Riker (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
92% 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956