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Ruth Selwyn (Ruth Wilcox)

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Biography

Tazewell, Virginia, USA
She was born Ruth Wilcox, the sister of director Fred McLeod Wilcox, who directed "Lassie, Come Home" (1943) and "Forbidden Planet" (1956), and former showgirl Pansy Wilcox, who was married to Loew's Inc. President Nicholas M. Schenck, one of the pioneers of the film industry. Ruth and her siblings were the children of James Wilcox, a Kentucky optometrist and drugstore owner, who was married six times, twice to one woman. His six children were from his first wife.

Ruth married former playwright and movie producer-director-writer Edgar Selwyn, for whom she appeared in his "Men Must Fight" (1933). Read more...

Actor

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Character: Pansy Peets

Speak Easily 1932

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Character: Mercedes Joy

The Trial of Vivienne Ware 1932

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Character: Babe Callahan

Fugitive Lovers 1934

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