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 .

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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


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

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Ruth Chatterton Quotes:

Della, Alison's Maid: Lemon or cream, Madame?
Harriet Brown: Cream and two sugars, please.
Alison Drake: Cream and two sugars? My, you're a reckless woman! No wonder you look so happy.


Alison Drake: [wide-eyed] Oh I'm really quite human, you'd be amazed...


Frisco Jenny Sandoval: Cellars of Chinatown. Yeah, I was there. So was he. It was there I gave him life. He gives me death.


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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.

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.

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