- Ruth Chatterton
name = Ruth Chatterton
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caption = from the trailer for the film "Female" (1933)
birthdate = birth date|1893|12|24|mf=y
New York City, New York, U.S.
deathdate = Death date and age|1961|11|24|1893|12|24
deathplace = Norwalk,
Barry Thomson (1942-1960)
Ruth Chatterton (
December 24, 1893- November 24, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-nominated American actress.
New York Cityon Christmas Eve, 1893, of English and French extraction, she was on Broadway by the age of 14 as a dancer.
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 Actressfor two films -- "Madame X" (1929) and " Sarah and Son" (1930).
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 Francisand William Powell), it was noted that the brothers Warner needed an infusion of "class."
She also was known for her co-starring role in the film "Dodsworth" (1936), for
Samuel Goldwynand United Artists, which is widely regarded as her finest film, although not a pre-Code film.
Chatterton's last film was "A Royal Divorce" in 1938. However, she appeared on U.S.
televisionin several plays, including a TV adaptation of "Dodsworth", in which she recreated her film role. Her last television appearance was as "Gertrude" in a 1953 adaptation of " Hamlet", with Maurice Evans in the title role, on the " Hallmark Hall of Fame". She then relocated to England.
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
, a fellow Warners player in the 1930s.
She died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 67 in
Norwalk, Connecticutin 1961. Ruth Chatterton was cremated and is interred in a niche in the Lugar Mausoleum (Section 11, Lot 303) at Beechwoods Cemeteryin New Rochelle, NY.
Occasional, much-younger co-star
Bette Davisrecalled that Chatterton was "very kind" to her at Warners when Davis was a young actress starting out on her career.
She has a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fameat 6263 Hollywood Blvd.
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