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Ruth Donnelly

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Biography

Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Feisty, ebullient character comedienne who, for three decades, enlivened Hollywood films with her drollery and quick-fire repartee. The daughter of a newspaper editor and music critic, Ruth made her stage debut in the chorus of the touring production 'The Quaker Girl' in 1913. Four years later, she had made it to Broadway, playing a telephone operator in 'The Scrap of Paper' at the Criterion Theatre. She then appeared for ten months in the musical farce 'Going Up' (1917-18), which starred Frank Craven and a young Ed Begley. Some of her biggest comic successes were in plays by George M. Read more...

Actor

Character: Berta - Teri's Maid

Jewel Robbery 1932

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Character: Mrs, Gould

Footlight Parade 1933

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Character: Miss Frothingham

Female 1933

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Character: Mrs. Ellerbe

Convention City 1933

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Character: Lil Waters

Hard to Handle 1933

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Character: Lizzie, the Housekeeper

Ever in My Heart 1933

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Character: Mrs. George Peters

Mandalay 1934

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Character: Mabel Dawson

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 1936

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Character: Nora Marco

A Slight Case of Murder 1938

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Character: Mame Bacon

Rise and Shine 1941

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Character: Polly Hope

The Roundup 1941

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Character: Aunt Navy

Sailors on Leave 1941

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Character: Sister Michael

The Bells of St. Mary's 1945

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Character: Liz Eckhart

Autumn Leaves 1956

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Character: Mrs. Grevitch

East Side/West Side 1963

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Character: Leila Kennett

Army Girl 1938

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Character: Biggy Biggsworth

Johnny Doughboy 1942

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