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About Ruth Hussey (1914 - 2005)

Ruth Hussey was born on October 30, 1914 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Ruth's first show-business job was as a fashion commentator on a local radio station.  The world-famous Powers agency in New York signed Ruth Hussey as a model.

Hussey was noticed by MGM, which signed her and with whom she made her film debut in 1937.  She starred in MGM "B" movies, playing sophisticated ladies.

Then, moving to a top drawer project, Ruth Hussey played a supporting role in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, [1940], for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. 

In 1944, Ruth Hussey starred with Ray Milland in THE UNINVITED, a horror movie in which they play a brother and sister who get a cheap deal on a seaside house which they quickly learn is haunted.  Hussey plays a the wife of Bob Hope in comedy, THE FACTS OF LIFE [1960], who is best friends with Lucille Ball, who along with her husband, all go on a vacation together, with romantically complicating results.

Ruth Hussey 's other notable credits include...

THE RESURRECTION OF BRONCHO BILLY (1970)
THE FACTS OF LIFE (1960)
THAT'S MY BOY (1951)
THE GREAT GATSBY (1949)
PIERRE OF THE PLAINS (1942)
ANOTHER THIN MAN (1939)
TIME OUT FOR MURDER (1938)
RICH MAN POOR GIRL (1938)

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