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Actress, Ruth White, was born Ruth Patricia White on Apr 24, 1914 in Perth Amboy, NJ. White died at the age of 55 on Dec 3, 1969 in Perth Amboy, NJ .

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Emma Marcus: Next week, he's going in a convoy to Jerusalem. And he's dictating from memory every army training manual he can remember. He says they need it more than the Bible.
Mrs. Chaison: Did he happen to mention who he's dictating the Song of Solomon to?


Scout: Hey Miss Dubose.
Mrs. Dubose: Don't you say "hey" to me you ugly girl!


Miss Reba: [to Boon] Why don't you take a nice cold bath, cool yourself down, then come back and show us how handsome you are.


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Her death, from cancer, was sudden and unexpected.

Ruth White spent the final decade of her life as one of New York's most highly praised character actresses. White had sacrificed her career to care for an ailing parent, and when she returned to acting, she was in her mid-thirties, overweight, and hardly exhibiting much promise. However, she soon scored great successes in the off-Broadway plays of Samuel Beckett (most notably "Happy Days"), appeared in Edward Albee's "Malcolm" (1966) and "Box" (1968), and earned a Tony nomination for her role in Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" (1968). White earned an Emmy for her sole nomination, in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "Little Moon of Alban". She was unforgettable in the films "Up the Down Staircase", "No Way To Treat A Lady" and "Midnight Cowboy."

She was a lifelong resident of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

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