~Ruth Chatterton~

Born: December 24, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: November 24, 1961 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Ruth Chatterton was a dignified, sophisticated, brittle, blonde leading lady. At age 12, she debuted
on stage in a stock production, reached Broadway by age 18, then triumphed at 20 as the star of
Daddy Long Legs. She didn't break into films until her mid-30s, starting with Sins of the Fathers
(1928) opposite Emil Jannings. She was subsequently nominated for "Best Actress" Oscars for her
work in Madame X (1929) and Sarah and Son (1930), but is perhaps best remembered as Walter
Huston's spoiled, selfish wife in Dodsworth (1936), after the making of which she left Hollywood.
She went on to appear in two British productions, then retired from the screen. She continued a
successful and variety-filled career on the stage, once directing a play but more usually starring in
Broadway productions. She authored a Broadway play, Monsieur Brotonneau (1930), as well as
several novels in the '50s. Chatterton was also a licensed pilot who flew her own plane
cross-country. She was married three times, each time to an actor: Ralph Forbes (1924-32), George
Brent (1932-34), and Barry Thomson (1942-his death in 1960).

Biography from AllMovie.com
Hamlet (TV Movie) (1953) ... Queen Gertrude
Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (1952)
- The Paper Moon (1952)
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (1952)
- Alison's House (1952) ... Alison Stanhope
Celanese Theatre (TV Series) (1951)
- Old Acquaintance (1951) ... Kit Marlowe
The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series) (1950)
- Dodsworth (1950) ... Fran Dodsworth

The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (1948)
- Suspect (1948)

A Royal Divorce (1938) ... Josephine de Beauharnais
The Rat (1937) ... Zelia de Chaumont
Dodsworth (1936) ... Fran Dodsworth
Girls' Dormitory (1936) ... Professor Anna Mathe
Lady of Secrets (1936) ... Celia Whittaker
Journal of a Crime (1934) ... Francoise Moliet
Female (1933) ... Alison Drake
Lilly Turner (1933) ... Lilly 'Queenie' Turner Dixon
Frisco Jenny (1932) ... Jenny
The Crash (1932) ... Linda Gault
The Rich Are Always with Us (1932) ... Caroline Grannard
Tomorrow and Tomorrow (1932) ... Eve Redman
Once a Lady (1931) ... Anna Keremazoff
The Magnificent Lie (1931) ... Poll
Unfaithful (1931) ... Lady Fay Kilkerry
The Right to Love (1930) ... Brooks Evans / Naomi Kellogg
Anybody's Woman (1930) ... Pansy Gray
The Lady of Scandal (1930) ... Elsie
Paramount on Parade (1930) ... Floozie (The Montmartre Girl)
Sarah and Son (1930) ... Sarah Storm

The Laughing Lady (1929) ... Marjorie Lee
Charming Sinners (1929) ... Kathryn Miles
Madame X (1929) ... Jacqueline
The Dummy (1929) ... Agnes Meredith
The Doctor's Secret (1929) ... Lillian Garson
Sins of the Fathers (1928) ... Greta Blanke