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Ruth Chatterton
Ruth Chatterton

Ruth Chatterton (December 24, 1893 - November 24, 1961) was an American actress. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1211x1500, 265 KB)Ruth Chatterton This work is a copyrighted publicity photograph. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1211x1500, 265 KB)Ruth Chatterton This work is a copyrighted publicity photograph. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...

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Early life

Born in New York City on Christmas Eve, 1893, of English and French extraction, she was on Broadway by the age of 14 as a dancer. Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The Christmas Eve (1904-05), watercolor painting by the Swedish painter Carl Larsson (1853-1919) Christmas Eve, December 24, the day before Christmas Day, is treated to a greater or a lesser extent in most Christian societies as part of the Christmas festivities. ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ...


Film Career

Her first film was Sins of the Fathers in 1928, and almost all of her films were pre-Code. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for two films -- Madame X (1929) and Sarah and Son (1930). Clara Bow on the cover of Sin in Soft Focus, a book by Mark A. Vieira about pre-Code Hollywood. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Madame X is the title of several movies, all with the same plot. ... Sarah and Son is a 1930 film which tells the story of a woman who searches for the son that her abusive husband sold to a wealthy family. ...


Her stage experience enhanced many of her film performances when the "silents" segued to the "talkies." Although her first "talkies" were merely filmed stage productions, her enunciation and acting were appreciated by the public and critics alike. And when she abandoned Paramount, her initial studio, for Warner Brothers (along with Kay Francis and William Powell), it was noted that the brothers Warner needed an infusion of "class." Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Warner Bros. ... Kay Francis (13 January 1905 - 26 August 1968) was an American actress who, after a brief beginning on Broadway in the 1920s, moved to film and achieved her greatest success between 1930 and 1936. ... William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984) was an American actor, noted for his sophisticated, cynical roles. ...


She also was known for her co-starring role in the film Dodsworth (1936), which is widely regarded as her finest film, although not a pre-Code film. Dodsworth is a novel by Sinclair Lewis, published in 1929. ...


Chatterton's last film was A Royal Divorce in 1938, after which she relocated to England for many years. She appeared on television in 1953 to play "Gertrude" in Hamlet, with Maurice Evans in the title role. A detail of the engraving of Daniel Maclises 1842 painting The Play-scene in Hamlet, portraying the moment when the guilt of Claudius is revealed. ... Maurice Evans (born June 3, 1901 in Dorset; died March 12, 1989 in East Sussex) was a British-born actor who became a US citizen in 1941. ...


Author and Later Life

Having left acting, she began a successful writing career, producing several novels. She was also one of the few aviatrices at the time, and was acquainted with Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart (1897-1937?) Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – missing as of July 2, 1937), daughter of Edwin and Amy Earhart, was an American aviator and noted early female pilot who mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during a circumnavigational flight in 1937. ...


She was married to her younger but frequent film co-star George Brent, a fellow Warners player in the 1930s. Brent (right) in Experiment Perilous George Brent (March 15, 1904 - May 26, 1979 was an actor in American cinema. ...


She died of a cerebral haemorrhage at the age of 67 in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1961. Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dick Moccia Area    - City 36. ...


Occasional, much-younger co-star Bette Davis recalled that Chatterton was "very kind" to her at Warners when Davis was a young actress starting out on her career. Bette Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989), was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress of film, television and theatre. ...


She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6263 Hollywood Blvd. An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ...


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Ruth Chatterton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (344 words)
Ruth Chatterton (December 24, 1893 - November 24, 1961) was an American actress.
Born in New York City on Christmas Eve, 1893, of English and French extraction, she was on Broadway by the age of 14 as a dancer.
She died of a cerebral haemorrhage at the age of 67 in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1961.
Denny Jackson's Ruth Chatterton Page (695 words)
Ruth Chatterton was born in New York City on Christmas Eve, 1893.
Not only was she starring with the biggest stars of the stage, Ruth, herself, was fast becoming one of the leading ladies of the time--- and she was just 18 at the time.
Ruth was 35 years old and appearing in a theater in Los Angeles when she was spotted by the great actor, Emil Jannings.
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