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Hussey in 1945

This is the complete filmography of actress Ruth Hussey (October 30, 1911 – April 19, 2005)[1]. Originally a native of Providence, Rhode Island, Hussey began her career in summer stock and modeling before entering films in the late 1930s through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. In a career that lasted over 40 years, and totaled 69 credits all together, she made a name for herself as a notable character actress earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress along the way for her portrayal of the cynical magazine photographer Elizabeth Imbrie in The Philadelphia Story[1].

Film and television appearancesEdit

Date Title Role Notes
1937 Big City Mayor's Secretary Uncredited
Madame X Annette
1938 Man-Proof Jane (scenes deleted)
Judge Hardy's Children Margaret 'Maggie' Lee
Hold That Kiss Nadine Piermont
Marie Antoinette Duchess de Polignac Uncredited
Rich Man, Poor Girl Joan Thayer
Time Out for Murder Peggy Norton
Spring Madness Kate McKim
1939 Honolulu Eve
Within the Law Mary Turner
Maisie Sybil Ames
The Women Miss Watts
Blackmail Helen Ingram
Fast and Furious Lily Cole
Another Thin Man Dorothy Waters
1940 Northwest Passage Elizabeth Browne
Susan and God Charlotte
The Philadelphia Story Elizabeth Imbrie
Flight Command Lorna Gary
1941 Free and Easy Martha Gray
Our Wife Professor Susan Drake
Married Bachelor Norma Haven
H.M. Pulham, Esq. Kay Motford
1942 Pierre of the Plains Daisy Denton
Tennessee Johnson Eliza McCardle Johnson
1943 Tender Comrade Barbara Thomas
1944 The Uninvited Pamela Fitzgerald
Marine Raiders Lt. Ellen Foster
1945 Bedside Manner Dr. Hedy Fredericks, MD
1948 I, Jane Doe Eve Meredith Curtis
1949 The Great Gatsby Jordan Baker
1950 Louisa Meg Norton
The Nash Airflyte Theater Episode: "Borrowed Memory"
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse Isabel Amberson Episode:"The Magnificent Ambersons"
Mr. Music Lorna Marvis
1951 That's My Boy Ann Jackson
Celanese Theatre Cora Simon Episode: "Counsellor-at-Law"
1951-1952 Family Theater The Virgin Mary / Mary Episodes: "Hill Number One: A Story of Faith and Inspiration" (1951)
"That I May See" (1951)
"The World's Greatest Mother" (1952)
1952 Woman of the North Country Christine Powell, later Christine Ramlo
Stars and Stripes Forever Jennie Sousa
1953 The Ford Television Theatre Allison Scott Episode: "This Is My Heart"
The Lady Wants Mink Nora Connors
Footlights Theater Allison Scott Episode: "This Is My Heart"
The Revlon Mirror Theater Episode: "Flight from Home"
1953-1954 General Electric Theater Emma Episode: "Winners Never Lose" (1953)
"To Lift a Feather" (1954)
1954 Studio One in Hollywood Nancy Edison Episode: "The Boy Who Changed the World"
The Elgin Hour Fran Tillman Episode: "Warm Clay"
1955 Producers' Showcase Mary Haines Episode: "The Women"
Shower of Stars Agnes Carroll Episode: "Time Out for Ginger"
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre Nancy Episode: "Woman at Sea"
1956 Playwrights '56 Mrs. Anderson Episode: "Flight"
1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre Various roles Episode: "One Hundred Years Young" (1955)
"The Unguided Missile" (1956)
1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Paula Hudson Episode: "Mink"
1956-1957 Studio 57 Nancy / Maxine Smith Episodes: "The Magic Glass" (1956)
"Woman at Sea" (1957)
1950-1957 Lux Video Theatre Various roles 6 episodes
1955-1957 Climax! Alice Moore / Martha / Katherine Benson 3 episodes
1956-1958 The Red Skelton Hour Ruby / Department Store Owner Episodes: "San Fernando Goes Straight (1956)
"San Fernando's Filibuster" (1958)
1960 The Facts of Life Mary Gilbert
1955-1960 The Christophers Episodes: "Washington as a Young Man" (1955)
"Parents Lead the Way" (1960)
1960 Joyful Hour Mary TV movie
1961 Insight Episode: The Agitator
1963 Vacation Playhouse Nurse Edie Ramsey Episode: "Come a-Runnin'"
1965 Valentine's Day Mrs. Freeman Episodes: "I'll Cry at My Wedding"
1970 The Resurrection of Broncho Billy Voice Over Short
1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. Laura Benson Episode: "The Best Is Yet to Be"
1972 The Jimmy Stewart Show Lydia Harper Episode: "Aunts in My Plans"
1973 The New Perry Mason Corinne Warner Episode: "The Case of the Horoscope Homicide"
My Darling Daughters' Anniversary Maggie Cartwright TV movie, (final film role)

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