~Ruth Roland~

Born: August 26, 1892 in San Francisco, California, USA
Died: September 22, 1937 in Hollywood, California, USA
~From The Syracuse Herald, November 19, 1916, Syracuse,
New York~
Ruth Roland has been acting for eighteen years and she is only 22 now. She made her debut at the
age of 4 on the Pacific coast as Baby Ruth and was regarded as a phenomenon.
When she was playing "Little Lord Fauntleroy," at the age of 6 in San Francisco she attracted the
attention of David Belasco who said that she was the best child actress ever seen.
When she was eleven her parents sent her to a private school where she remained until she was 14.
Her success as an ingenue was even greater than as a child. Her versatility was such that she played
comedy or drama with equal grace.
"Several years ago," she said recently, "I was 'discovered' by an motion picture director who engaged
me to appear in Western and Indian photoplays." Later she was put into comedies and was highly
successful. Then she was offered a contract with the Balboa company at a flattering salary to star in
the big "Who Pays?" series to be made for Pathe. She accepted.
There followed "The Red Circle,"one of the famous Pathe serials and a number of Gold Rooster
plays including "Comrade John," in which she was cast opposite the popular actor manager, William
Elliott, and "A Matrimonial Martyr," in which she was last seen here.
If you doubt that she is one of the most popular screen figures of the day, just ask the postmaster at
Long Beach, Cal., where she gets her mail. From all parts of the globe come thousands of letters a
year written by admirers.
An interviewer found her the other day with a puzzled look on her face spelling out word by word an
article concerning her in a Spanish newspaper of Puerto Rico.
"Why the wrinkled forehead?" She was asked.
"Well,"  she answered, "here's a newspaper from Puerto Rico announcing my coming marriage to a
young Puerto Rican lawyer. Here's a clipping from a London newspaper stating that I'm to be
married to a captain in the British army, now serving in the Britain. Each paper specifies October as
the month that will witness the happy nuptials. Now what I want to know is this - have I a double or
have I been in a sub-conscious state met two men that I don't know exist and accepted each of
them? It's impossible!"
Miss Roland will next be seen on the screen in "The Sultans," a thrilling comedy-melodrama from
Henry C. Roland's well known book, produced in the sunshine of California by the Balboa company
and colored by the famous Pathe process.
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Actor (Movie Still Code)

The Masked Woman (1927) .... Dolly Green
Where the Worst Begins (1925) .... Jane Brower
Dollar Down (1925) .... Ruth Craig
Ruth of the Range (1923) .... Ruth Remington
The Haunted Valley (1923) .... Ruth Ranger
The Timber Queen (1922) .... Ruth Reading (R-2)
White Eagle (1922) .... Ruth Randolph (R-1)
The Avenging Arrow (1921) .... Anita Delgado
Ruth of the Rockies (1920) .... Bab Murphy
The Adventures of Ruth (1919) .... Ruth Robin
The Tiger's Trail (1919) .... Belle Boyd
Love and the Law (1919) .... (participation unconfirmed)
Hands Up! (1918) .... Echo Delane
Cupid Angling (1918)
The Sin of Innocence (1918)
The Price of Folly (1918)
The Fringe of Society (1917) .... Esther Drake
The Stolen Play (1917) .... Sylvia Smalley
The Neglected Wife (1917) .... Margaret Warner
The Devil's Bait (1917) .... Doris Sheldon
A Message from Reno (1917)
The Sultana (1916) .... Virginia Lowndes
The Matrimonial Martyr (1916) .... Erma Desmond/Bertie Stanley
... aka A Matrimonial Martyr (USA: alternative title)
The Red Circle (1915) .... June Travers
Comrade John (1915) .... Cynthia Grey
Toil and Tyranny (1915)
... aka Who Pays? #12: Toil and Tyranny (USA: series title)
The Fruit of Folly (1915)
... aka Who Pays #11: The Fruit of Folly (USA: series title)
The Pomp of Earth (1915)
... aka Who Pays? #10: Pomp of Earth (USA: series title)
For the Commonwealth (1915)
... aka Who Pays? #9: For the Commonwealth (USA: series title)
Today and Tomorrow (1915)
... aka Who Pays? #8: Today and Tomorrow (USA: series title)
Blue Blood and Yellow (1915)
... aka Who Pays? #7: Blue Blood and Yellow (USA: series title)
Houses of Glass (1915)
... aka Who Pays? #6: Houses of Glass (USA: series title)
Unto Herself Alone (1915)
... aka Who Pays? #5: Unto Herself Alone (USA: series title)
The Love Liar (1915)
... aka Who Pays? #4: The Love Liar (USA: series title)
When Justice Sleeps (1915)
... aka Who Pays? #3: When Justice Sleeps (USA: series title)
The Pursuit of Pleasure (1915) .... Reverend Deane's Daughter
... aka Who Pays? #2: The Pursuit of Pleasure (USA: series title)
The Price of Fame (1915) .... The Wife
... aka Who Pays? #1: The Price of Fame (USA: series title)
Who Pays? (1915)
Following a Clue (1915) .... Ruth, the Girl Detective
Jared Fairfax's Millions (1915) .... Ruth, the Girl Detective
Old Isaacson's Diamonds (1915) .... Ruth, the Girl Detective
She Would Be a Cowboy (1915) .... Helen
The Mystery of the Tea Dansant (1915) .... Ruth, the Girl Detective
The Disappearance of Harry Warrington (1915) .... Ruth, the Girl Detective
The Apartment House Mystery (1915) .... Ruth, the Girl Detective
The Affair of the Deserted House (1915) .... Ruth, a society girl
The Girl Detective (1915) .... Ruth - The Girl Detective
A Model Wife (1915) .... Mrs. Morton
The Tip-Off (1915)
Cupid Backs the Winners (1914)
Bud, Bill and the Waiter (1914) .... Mildred
Ham the Iceman (1914) .... Mrs. Rubberhead
A Peach at the Beach (1914) .... Mrs. Hothead - a Flirtatious Wife
Ham, the Piano Mover (1914) .... Mrs. Newlywed
Lizzie the Life Saver (1914) .... Lizzie
Ham and the Villain Factory (1914) .... Millicent - a Telegraph Operator
Si's Wonderful Mineral Spring (1914) .... Helen Mayfield
The Tattered Duke (1914) .... Jean Newlyrich
The Slavery of Foxicus (1914) .... Ruthinius - Foxicus' Sweetheart
Ham the Lineman (1914) .... Mrs. Johnson
When Men Wear Skirts (1914) .... Billee - a Barber
Sherlock Bonehead (1914) .... Helen - a Girl from the Ciry
A Substitute for Pants (1914)
Don't Monkey with the Buzz Saw (1914)
The Deadly Battle at Hicksville (1914) .... Dolly - a Southern Belle
The Bingville Fire Department (1914) .... Minnie - the Mayor's Daughter
Wanted: An Heir (1914) .... Tilly - a Country Girl
Rube, the Interloper (1914) .... Helen - an Actress
Fleeing from the Fleas (1914) .... Clementine White
An Elopement in Rome (1914) .... Cleo - Darius' Sweetheart
The Wages of Sin (1914/II) .... Mrs. Sinn - the Family Treasurer
Reaping for the Whirlwind (1914) .... Blanche - Aspiring Actress
Tight Shoes (1914) .... Alice - Bennet's Sweetheart
The Girl and the Gondolier (1914) .... Theresa Garlic
McBride's Bride (1914)
Dippy's Dream (1914) .... Ruth Schnitzel - Hans' Daughter
Gertie Gets the Cash (1914) .... Gertie - Matilda's Niece
Hubby's Night Off (1914) .... Helen - Jim's Wife
The Confiscated Count (1914) .... Elsie Vanderfeller
And the Villain Still Pursued Her (1914/II) .... Geraldine - John's Wife
The Family Skeleton (1914) .... Flo - the Bride
Her Fallen Hero (1914) .... Mandy - Gike's Daughter
Looking for a Fortune (1914) .... Nell
Hiram's Hotel (1914) .... Belle - a Cabaret Dancer
Reggie, the Squaw Man (1914) .... Annie Wagontongue - Pump Handle's Daughter
A Bottled Romance (1914) .... Helen
Too Many Johnnies (1914) .... Mrs. Jones
The Gun Behind the Man (1914) .... Bessie
The Medicine Show at Stone Gulch (1914) .... Pearl - Connem's Assistant
At Last They Eat (1914) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
Only One Shirt (1914) .... Mabel - Billy's Sweetheart
The Joke on Jane (1914) .... Jane Davis - the Wife
Bill's Board Bill (1914) .... Mrs. Cross - the Landlady
Emancipated Women (1913) .... Jean
General Bunko's Victory (1913) .... Helen - Bunco's Sweetheart
While Father Telephoned (1913) .... Ethel Marlin - the Daughter
The Good Old Summer Time (1913) .... Mrs. Mason
The Laundress and the Lady (1913) .... Mary Hall
Hypnotizing Mamie (1913) .... Mamie
The Fickle Freak (1913) .... The Bearded Lady
The Tightwad's Present (1913)
The Speed Limit (1913) .... Jane Holden - the Judge's Daughter
The Troublesome Telephone (1913) .... Mrs. Morris - his wife
Pete's Insurance Policy (1913) .... Mandy - Pete's Sweetheart
And the Watch Came Back (1913) .... Anna - Jack's Sweetheart
The Hobo and the Myth (1913) .... Dolly Martin
One Best Bet (1913) .... Ida - Bud's Wife
The Burglar and the Baby (1913) .... The Nurse
Boggs' Predicament (1913) .... Marie - Geoffrey's Sweetheart
Mike, the Timid Cop (1913) .... Nora, the Cook
The Captivating Widow (1913) .... The Captivating Widow
The Amateur Burglar (1913) .... Mrs. Brown
The Hobo and the Hobble Skirt (1913) .... Mrs. Smith
Hoodooed on His Wedding Day (1913) .... Isabel
The Tenderfoot's Luck (1913) .... Jean - the Belle
What the Doctor Ordered (1913) .... Jane - John's Wife
Entertaining Uncle (1913) .... Flossie - the Stenographer
The Raiders from Double L Ranch (1913) .... Bessie Morgan - Frank's Sister
Curing Her Extravagance (1913) .... Kate Morton - the Daughter
The Knight of Cyclone Gulch (1913) .... Mary - Bill's Sweetheart
Cupid's Lariat (1913) .... Jane Stebbins - the Daughter
Smoked to a Finish (1913) .... Mrs. Brown
Percy's Wooing (1913) .... Nellie Gray
When Women Are Police (1913) .... Jennie Lee
The Comedy Team's Strategy (1913) .... Jane - an Actress
The Black Hand (1913) .... Clara Montford - the Daughter
The Egyptian Mummy (1913) .... Arvilla Howe - the Professor's Daughter
Pat, the Cowboy (1913) .... Betty
The Hash House Count (1913) .... Jane
Toothache (1913) (unconfirmed) .... Undetermined Role
Fatty's Busy Day (1913) .... Mary
A Coupon Courtship (1913) .... Ruth
The Phony Singer (1913) .... Helen
The Bravest Girl in California (1913) .... The Comedian's Daughter
The Indestructible Mr. Jenks (1913) .... Mrs. Jenks
Fatty's Deception (1913) .... Emma
The Cat and the Bonnet (1913) .... Mrs. Brown
The 'Fired' Cook (1913) .... Mrs. Adair
An Indian Maid's Warning (1913) .... Starlight - an Indian Maid
Jones' Jonah Day (1913) .... Mrs. Jones
Absent Minded Abe (1913) .... Abe's Sweetheart
Parcel Post Johnnie (1913) .... Flossie - Johnnie's Sweetheart
The Sheriff of Stone Gulch (1913) .... Helen - the Sheriff's Daughter
A Cold Storage Egg (1913) .... Eva
Trixie and the Press Agent (1913) .... Trixie Blossom
The Matrimonial Venture of the 'Bar X' Hands (1913) (unconfirmed)
Three Suitors and a Dog (1913) .... Ethel
The Horse That Wouldn't Stay Hitched (1913) .... Ruth - Abbott's Daughter
One on Willie (1913) .... Helene Dolliver - Hiram's Daughter
A Hero's Reward (1913) .... Iva - Hen's Sweetheart
The Manicurist and the Mutt (1913)
Able-Minded Abe (1913)
The Mission of a Bullet (1913)
The Peace Offering (1912)
A Mountain Tragedy (1912/I)
Pulque Pete and the Opera Troupe (1912)
The Mummy and the Cowpuncher (1912)
A California Snipe Hunt (1912)
Something Wrong with Bessie (1912) .... Bessie
The Chaperon Gets a Ducking (1912)
Strong Arm Nellie (1912) .... Nellie
The Landlubber (1912)
I Saw Him First (1912)
The Bachelor's Bride (1912)
Brave Old Bill (1912)
Death Valley Scotty's Mine (1912)
Paying the Board Bill (1912)
The Belle of the Beach (1912) .... Lizzie, Belle of the Beach
A Hospital Hoax (1912) .... The Nurse
Queen of the Kitchen (1912) .... Mrs. Clark
Fat Bill's Wooing (1912) .... Tina
In Peril of Their Lives (1912)
Dr. Skinnem's Wonderful Invention (1912)
The Loneliness of the Hills (1912)
The Hoodoo Hat (1912)
Saved from Court Martial (1912)
The Woman Hater (1912)
The Beauty Parlor of Stone Gulch (1912) .... Tillie Temple
The Soldier Brothers of Susanna (1912)
The Bugler of Battery B (1912)
The Girl Bandit's Hoodoo (1912)
The Chauffeur's Dream (1912)
The Pugilist and the Girl (1912)
Ranch Girls on a Rampage (1912)
Hypnotic Nell (1912) .... Nell
A Fish Story (1912)
The Pasadena Peach (1912)
The Trail of Gold (1912)
The Schoolma'm of Stone Gulch (1912)
Outwitting Father (1912)
The Kidnapped Conductor (1912)
The Trail Through the Hills (1912)
The Romance of a Dry Town (1912)
The Swimming Party (1912)
Walk, You, Walk! (1912)
Accidents Will Happen (1912) .... Ruth
How Jim Proposed (1912)
Things Are Seldom What They Seem (1912) .... Dorothy Dix, a Ranchman's Daughter
The Desert Trail (1912)
The Dude Cowboy (1912)
He Who Laughs Last (1911) .... Kitty
Mesquite's Gratitude (1911) .... Bess
The Smugglers (1911)
Arizona Bill (1911)
A Sheepman's Triumph (1911) .... Nan
A Chance Shot (1911)
Her Indian Mother (1910)
The Indian Scout's Vengeance (1910)
... aka An Indian Scout's Revenge (USA)
The Cardboard Baby (1909)
The Old Soldier's Story (1909)
The Scarlet Letter (1908)
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