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Ruth Warrick (Ruth Elizabeth Warrick)

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Biography

St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
Reedy and regal actress Ruth Warrick will be remembered for two names and two names alone. In films, she will indelibly be referred to as the castoff first "Mrs. Citizen Kane," and on TV she will forever be synonymous with her character of Phoebe Tyler Wallingford, the obnoxiously wealthy, viper-tongued, manipulative and meddlesome Pine Valley grande dame who held court for 35 years until her death in 2005.

Born in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1915, Ruth moved to Kansas City while in high school and later studied at the University of Kansas City. Read more...

Actor

Character: Emily Monroe Norton Kane

Citizen Kane 1941

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Character: Mrs. Stephanie Graham

Journey Into Fear 1943

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Character: Lesley Trimble

Forever and a Day 1943

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Character: Florence Ayres Cavanaugh

The Iron Major 1943

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Character: Ann Proctor

Guest in the House 1944

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Character: Amy Winkle

Mr. Winkle Goes to War 1944

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Character: Kate Bergstroem

Arch of Triumph 1948

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Character: Liza Lee

Make Believe Ballroom 1949

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Character: Pheobe Tyler Wallingford

Loving 1983

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Character: Alice Garrow

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964

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Character: Hannah Cord

Peyton Place 1964

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Character: Countess Isabelle Gravini

The Corsican Brothers 1941

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