Ruth Hussey Overview:

Legendary actress, Ruth Hussey, was born Ruth Carol Hussey on Oct 30, 1911 in Providence, RI. Hussey died at the age of 93 on Apr 19, 2005 in Newbury Park, CA .

MINI BIO:

Chic, rosy-cheeked brunette American actress whose ladylike manner belied her name. She gave sophisticated performances in dozens of films and always looked most comfortable in smart suits and mink coats. Her best role was the photographer in The Philadelphia Story; it earned her an Oscar nomination.

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Hussey was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1940Best Supporting ActressThe Philadelphia Story (1940)Liz ImbrieNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Ruth Hussey Quotes:

Kate 'Katie' McKim: Why, Mr. Thatcher, is that suspicion I see coming up in the dumbwaiter of your mind?


Tracy Lord: Aren't you coming Liz?
Elizabeth (Liz) Imbrie: Well, it seems I've got to commit suicide first.


Pamela Fitzgerald: Important decisions have to be made quickly.


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Step daughter of William O'Rourke

Her ancestor, Christopher Hussey, was one of the original purchasers of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

Graduated from Pembroke College in Brown University in 1933.

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