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 .


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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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

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:

Macaulay Connor: [telling off Sidney Kidd, his boss] Quote: No hunter of buckshot in the rear is cagey, crafty Connor. Un-quote. Close paragraph.
Elizabeth (Liz) Imbrie: Close job. Close bank account.

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

Macaulay Connor: [after Tracy has declined his last-minute marriage proposal] But they're in there! They're waiting!
Elizabeth (Liz) Imbrie: Don't get too conventional all at once, will you? There'll be a reaction.

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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 261-263. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.

Mother of John Longenecker

The last surviving cast member of The Philadelphia Story (1940).

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