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Ruth Donnelly

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ruth Donnelly (May 17, 1896 – November 17, 1982) was an American stage and film actress. Her father was the mayor of Trenton, New Jersey. She began her stage career at the age of 17 in 1913, in The Quaker Girl. Her Broadway debut brought her to the attention of George M. Cohan, who proceeded to cast her in numerous comic-relief roles in such musicals as Going Up (1917). Though she made her first film appearance in 1913, her Hollywood career began in earnest in 1931 and lasted until 1957. In her films she often played the wife of Guy Kibbee (Footlight Parade, Wonder Bar, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington). Among her roles was the part of Sister Michael in The Bells of St. Mary's, starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman.

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May 17, 1896 In North Trenton - New Jersey - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Spider 1931-09-27
Latest Project:
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983-02-25
Known For
Poster of The Imogene Coca Show
Poster of The Wild Blue Yonder
Poster of Maybe It's Love
Poster of Sing, Sinner, Sing
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Herself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Autumn Leaves Liz Eckhart 1956-08-01
Movie The Spoilers Duchess 1955-09-20
Movie A Lawless Street Molly Higgins 1955-11-15
Series The Imogene Coca Show Unknown 1954-10-02
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie The Secret of Convict Lake Mary Fancher 1951-08-03
Movie I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Glory White 1951-02-17
Movie The Wild Blue Yonder Maj. Ida Winton 1951-12-05
Movie Where the Sidewalk Ends Martha 1950-07-07
Movie Fighting Father Dunne Kate Mulvey 1948-05-12
Movie The Snake Pit Ruth 1948-11-04
Movie The Ghost Goes Wild Aunt Susan Beecher 1947-08-08
Movie The Fabulous Texan Utopia Mills 1947-11-09
Movie Cinderella Jones Cora Elliot 1946-03-09
Movie In Old Sacramento Zebby Booker 1946-05-31
Movie Cross My Heart Eve Harper 1946-12-18
Movie Pillow to Post Mrs. Grace Wingate 1945-06-09
Movie This Is the Army Mrs. O'Brien 1943-08-14
Movie Thank Your Lucky Stars Nurse Hamilton 1943-09-25
Movie Johnny Doughboy Biggy Biggsworth 1942-12-31
Movie Model Wife Mrs. Milo Everett 1941-04-17
Movie The Gay Vagabond Kate Dixon 1941-05-12
Movie The Roundup Polly Hope 1941-04-03
Movie Sailors on Leave Aunt Navy 1941-09-30
Movie Rise and Shine Mame Bacon 1941-11-21
Movie You Belong to Me Emma 1941-10-22
Movie Scatterbrain Miss Stevens 1940-07-20
Movie My Little Chickadee Aunt Lou 1940-02-09
Movie Meet the Missus Lil Higgins 1940-11-29
Movie The Family Next Door Mrs. Rose Pierce 1939-03-30
Movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Emma Hopper 1939-10-19
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Effie Perkins 1939-11-22
Movie Army Girl Leila Kennett 1938-08-11
Movie Personal Secretary Grumpy 1938-09-09
Movie A Slight Case of Murder Nora Marko 1938-02-26
Movie The Affairs of Annabel Josephine 1938-09-09
Movie Annabel Takes a Tour Josephine 1938-11-10
Movie Meet the Girls Daisy Watson 1938-10-06
Movie Portia on Trial Jane Wilkins 1937-11-08
Movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Mabel Dawson 1936-04-09
Movie 13 Hours by Air Vi Johnson 1936-04-30
Movie Song and Dance Man Patsy O'Madigan 1936-03-11
Movie Fatal Lady Melba York 1936-05-15
Movie More Than a Secretary Helen Davis 1936-12-10
Movie Cain and Mabel Aunt Mimi 1936-09-26
Movie The White Cockatoo Mrs. Byng 1935-01-29
Movie Maybe It's Love Florrie Sands 1935-01-12
Movie Traveling Saleslady Mrs. Twitchell 1935-03-28
Movie Red Salute Mrs. Edith Rooney 1935-09-12
Movie Alibi Ike Bess 1935-06-15
Movie Personal Maid's Secret Lizzie 1935-10-26
Movie Hands Across the Table Laura 1935-10-18
Movie Heat Lightning Mrs. Ashton-Ashley 1934-03-01
Movie Mandalay Mrs. George Peters 1934-02-10
Movie Wonder Bar Emma Simpson 1934-03-31
Movie Merry Wives of Reno Lois 1934-04-18
Movie Happiness Ahead Anna 1934-10-27
Movie Housewife Dora Wilson 1934-08-11
Movie Lilly Turner Edna Yokum 1933-05-13
Movie Private Detective 62 Amy Moran 1933-06-10
Movie Employees' Entrance Miss Hall 1933-02-11
Movie Hard to Handle Lil Waters 1933-01-28
Movie Just Around the Corner Mrs. Sears 1933-01-17
Movie Ladies They Talk About Noonan 1933-02-04
Movie Sing, Sinner, Sing Margaret 'Maggie' Flannigan 1933-08-16
Movie Goodbye Again Richview Hotel Maid 1933-09-09
Movie Convention City Mrs. Ellerbe 1933-12-14
Movie Female Miss Frothingham 1933-11-11
Movie Havana Widows Mrs. Emily Jones 1933-11-18
Movie Ever in My Heart Lizzie 1933-10-28
Movie Bureau of Missing Persons Gwendolyn 'Pete' Harris 1933-09-16
Movie Footlight Parade Mrs. Harriet Gould 1933-10-21
Movie Make Me a Star The Countess 1932-07-01
Movie Blessed Event Miss Stevens 1932-09-10
Movie Jewel Robbery Berta, Teri's Maid (uncredited) 1932-07-08
Movie The Spider Mrs. Wimbledon 1931-09-27
Movie Wicked Fanny 1931-10-04
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