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Ruth McDevitt (Ruth Thane Shoecraft)

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Biography

Coldwater, Michigan, USA
Delightfully daffy and an apple dumpling of a darling, wizened character actress Ruth McDevitt was born Ruth Shoecraft in Michigan but raised in Ohio where her father served as a county sheriff. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Art with designs of becoming an actress but married a Florida widower soon after and put full focus on being a wife. Her husband died in 1934 and, at age 40+, Ruth decided to dabble again with community theater productions which reignited her passion. Read more...

Actor

Character: Beulah Partridge

Boys' Night Out 1962

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Character: Mrs. MacGruder - Pet Store Clerk

The Birds 1963

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Character: Miss Tait

Dear Heart 1964

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Character: Grandma Hanks

The Far Out West 1967

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Character: Mrs. Olive Heywood

The Shakiest Gun in the West 1968

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Character: Miss Keezy

The Love God? 1969

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Character: Cousin Fan

Mame 1974

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Character: Maddie Elder

Little House on the Prairie 1974

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Character: Josephine 'Jo' Nelson

All in the Family 1971

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Character: Abbie Dobbins

Naked City 1958

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Character: Mrs. McMurtrie

The Doctors 1963

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Character: Mrs. Cornelius Whitmark III

Here's Lucy 1968

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Character: Miss Inch

The Parent Trap 1961

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Character: Nurse Adele Fromm

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Evva

Omnibus 1952

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Character: Miss McDermott

Phyllis 1975

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Character: Mom Peepers

Mister Peepers 1952

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Character: Miss Emmy Wright

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962

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