Chatterton, Ruth, 1893-1961

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Ruth Chatterton (1893-1961) was an American actress. She began her distinguished stage career in 1909 in "Merely Mary Ann." Her film debut was made in "Sins of the Fathers" (1928), after which she played starring roles in many films. She published several novels including Homeward Borne (1950), a novel about Pax Lyttleton and her work with Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany; The Pride of the Peacock (1954); The Betrayers (1953); and The Southern Wild (1958).

From the guide to the Ruth Chatterton Papers MS 33., 1950-, (Sophia Smith Collection)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Will Rapport papers, 1931-1964. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Sterling, George, 1869-1926. To Ruth Chatterton : typed poem signed, n.d. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. Letters and notes (30), telegrams (16), cards (23) : Saratoga Springs; New York; Hollywood; and Barley Sheaf Farm, Holincong, Pa., to Claire Luce, 1937-1950 and [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Swanson, Gloria. Papers. Series II. Career, ca. 1914-1983. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Ruth Moesel collection of Ruth Chatterton materials, 1909-1974 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Ruth Chatterton Papers MS 33., 1950- Sophia Smith Collection
creatorOf Chatterton, Ruth, 1893-1961. Papers 1950- Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Charles G. Shaw Papers, 1916-1964 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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spouseOf Brent, George, 1904-1979 person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937 person
spouseOf Forbes, Ralph, 1905-1951 person
associatedWith Jannings, Emil, 1884-1950 person
associatedWith Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
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associatedWith Moesel, Ruth person
employeeOf Paramount pictures corporation corporateBody
associatedWith Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922 person
associatedWith Rapport, Will. person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Shaw, Charles Green, 1892- person
associatedWith Sterling, George, 1869-1926. person
associatedWith Swanson, Gloria. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
employeeOf Warner bros corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States 00 US
Norwalk CT US
New York City NY US
Jewish refugees--Biography--Sources
Actresses--United States--Biography--Sources
Refugees, Jewish--Biography--Sources


Birth 1893-12-24

Death 1961-11-24





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