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Ruth Carol Hussey
Birth: Oct. 30, 1911
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 2005
Thousand Oaks
Ventura County
California, USA

Actress. Often played graceful, sophisticated, and intelligent women. Best Known for her Oscar-nominated role as the cynical photographer Elizabeth 'Liz' Imbrie in "The Philadelphia Story" in 1940. Ruth was a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Drama. Her first show-business job was as a fashion commentator on a local radio station. Ruth then traveled to New York where she became a model for the famous Powers agency. Ruth Hussey acted primarily on stage until she was noticed by MGM. After signing with them, she appeared in her first movie. As the Mayor's Secretary in 1937's "Big City." She went on to become a leading lady in several MGM's "B" pictures, after "The Philadelphia Story" she became a leading lady in her own right. Though she was now an established movie actress, it would not be movies for which she would make her greatest role. Her greatest success came on the stage, starring opposite Ralph Bellamy in the 1945 Broadway Production State of the Union. After which she primarily became a stage actress, she would only appear in films occasionally. Her last big screen role was in the Bob Hope, Lucille Ball Comedy "Facts of Life," in 1960. Throughout the 1960's and early 1970's Ruth made several television appearances, but it was the stage that she loved, and continued to work on. (bio by: The Perplexed Historian) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Charles Robert Longenecker (1909 - 2002)*
 
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Cause of death: complications after surgery
 
Burial:
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park
Westlake Village
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Valor
Specifically: She is buried next to Robert Longenecker, near Thousand Oaks, California.
 
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Originally Created by: The Perplexed Historian
Record added: Apr 20, 2005
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Ruth, You were a fine actress, and a lovely young woman. I really enjoyed your work, especially The Uninvited. Perhaps not as well remembered as Kate Hepburn and some of your contemporaries, but you gave up nothing in talent to those ladies, and I'll wa...(Read more)
- Em
 Added: Oct. 23, 2014
Since We Never Met Each Other, I Came To Visit You On Here Today, May You Rest In Eternal Peace Ruth.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
A great actress an always a lady
- patrick milo
 Added: Sep. 26, 2014
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