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Providence, Rhode Island
Place of Death
Newbury Park, CA
Cause of Death
Complications Of An Appendectomy
Claim to Fame
The Philadelphia Story
University of Michigan
Full Name at Birth
Ruth Carol Hussey
Pembroke College (Brown University)
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Ruth Carol Hussey (October 30, 1911 â€“ April 19, 2005) was an American actress best known for her Academy Award-nominated role as photographer Elizabeth Imbrie in The Philadelphia Story.
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Ruth Carol Hussey (October 30, 1911 – April 19, 2005) was an American actress best known for her Academy Award-nominated role as photographer Elizabeth Imbrie in The Philadelphia Story.
Hussey was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1911. Her father, George R. Hussey, died of the Spanish flu in 1918 when she was seven years old. Ten years later her mother married a family friend, William O'Rourke, who had worked at the family's mail order silver enterprise, the renowned Baird-North Company in Providence. Following graduation from high school, she went on to attend Pembroke College graduating in 1936. She never landed a role in any of the plays she tried out for at Pembroke. She then studied drama in graduate school at the University of Michigan School of Drama, and worked as an actress with a summer stock company in Michigan for two seasons.
George R. Hussey, William O'Rourke (step father)
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