Ruth Chatterton Overview:

Legendary actress, Ruth Chatterton, was born on Dec 24, 1892 in New York City, NY. Chatterton died at the age of 68 on Nov 24, 1961 in Norwalk, CT .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Chatterton was nominated for two Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1928/29Best ActressMadame X (1929)Jacqueline FloriotNominated
1929/30Best ActressSarah and Son (1930)Sarah StormNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Chatterton was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .

BlogHub Articles:

Frisco Jenny (1932): Remembering

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 11, 2022 From 4 Star Films

Pre-earthquake San Francisco was ripe for the Hollywood treatment, and there were a number of films to tackle this era including San Francisco or Barbary Coast. Frisco Jenny is more than at home in the same company. In the opening moments, the camera follows a constable into the local watering hole ... Read full article


On Blu-ray: Walter Huston and in William Wyler's Dodsworth (1936)

By KC on May 6, 2020 From Classic Movies

I have revisited director William Wyler’s Dodsworth (1936), a film based on a Sinclair Lewis novel, many times over the years and the older I get, the richer it becomes. While any movie can change meaning with repeat viewings, this is a production that particularly reveals new facets with time... Read full article


Actress of the Month:

By Emma on Apr 18, 2012 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

This is the begining of my 'Actress of the Month' segment discussing the most famous women of the Precode era. The first, for whats left of the month of April, is who I consider to be the Queen of the Precodes. Below is a short bio of her life and, sadly, her too short acting career.... Read full article


Actress of the Month:

By Emma on Apr 18, 2012 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

This is the begining of my 'Actress of the Month' segment discussing the most famous women of the Precode era. The first, for whats left of the month of April, is who I consider to be the Queen of the Precodes. Below is a short bio of her life and, sadly, her too short acting career.... Read full article


Pawsome Pet Pictures: .

By Dawn on Jan 25, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Trivia: She directed Broadway plays beginning in the 1920s, and translated French works for the American stage. She was also a licensed pilot who flew her own plane cross-country.... Read full article


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Ruth Chatterton Quotes:

[last lines]
Jim Thorne: What about you?
Alison Drake: Oh, you didn't know? I'm gonna have nine children.
Jim Thorne: Is that all?
Alison Drake: That's all.


Red, Alison's Dance Partner at Party: [Flirting] Oh, you make these other women look like it's a hard times party.
Alison Drake: [Unimpressed] Oh, say it isn't so!


Fran Dodsworth: Remember, I, I did make a home for you once, and I'll do it again, only you've got to let me have my fling now! Because you're simply rushing at old age, Sam, and I'm not ready for that yet.


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Ruth Chatterton Facts
She directed Broadway plays beginning in the 1920s, and translated French works for the American stage. She was also a licensed pilot who flew her own plane cross-country.

In 1930 she was considered for the role of Nancy in a possible MGM film version of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist," but the studio never made the film. It would have been the first sound version of a Dickens novel.

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