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      Ruth Roman

      Ruth Roman

      Highest Rated: 100% The Far Country (1955)

      Lowest Rated: 40% Day of the Animals (1977)

      Birthday: Dec 22, 1922

      Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

      Although her career never scaled the heights suggested by her early promise, Ruth Roman had a long and fruitful career as a film and TV actress. She was a student at Boston's renowned Bishop Lee Dramatic School and pursued acting from a young age. Her first major break was in the 13-episode adventure serial "Jungle Girl" in 1945. Besides a supporting role in the 1949 boxing-themed film "Champion," for the rest of the 1940s she was limited to a series of small film parts. In 1951, she landed a co-starring role in Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classic "Strangers on a Train." In many ways this was a career peak for Roman whose subsequent roles never quite equaled the stature and significance of the part of Anne Morton. In the latter half of the 1950s, she made the transition to TV and continued working steadily in the medium until her last role--a recurring part on the Angela Lansbury mystery "Murder She Wrote"in 1989. Other recurring TV roles included a stint on the mid-'60s Deep South drama "The Long, Hot Summer" and a turn as Sylvia Lean in the popular nighttime soap "Knots Landing." She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her television work.

      Highest rated movies

      The Far Country
      The Window
      Strangers on a Train
      The Baby
      Bitter Victory
      Desert Desperados
      Good Sam
      Day of the Animals

      Photos

      WINDOW, THE, Arthur Kennedy, Ruth Roman, Bobby Driscoll, Paul Stewart, 1949 CHAMPION, from left: Ruth Roman, Kirk Douglas, 1949 BLOWING WILD, Ruth Roman, Gary Cooper, 1953 INVITATION, Ruth Roman, Dorothy McGuire, 1952 THREE SECRETS, Ruth Roman, Patricia Neal, Eleanor Parker, 1950 DALLAS, from left: Steve Cochran, Gary Cooper, Ruth Roman, 1950 HARMONY TRAIL (aka WHITE STALLION), Max Terhune, Ruth Roman, Ken Maynard, 1944 ALWAYS LEAVE THEM LAUGHING, Milton Berle, Ruth Roman, 1949 HARMONY TRAIL, from left: Ruth Roman, Eddie Dean, 1944 THREE SECRETS, Ruth Roman, Patricia Neal, 1950 STARLIFT, Doris Day, Ruth Roman, Janice Rule, Richard Webb, Hayden Rorke, 1951 THREE SECRETS, Eleanor Parker, Ruth Roman, 1950 YOUNG MAN WITH IDEAS, Ruth Roman, Glenn Ford, 1952 THE WINDOW, Ruth Roman, Bobby Driscoll, 1949 BARRICADE, from left, Dane Clark, Ruth Roman, 1950 YOUNG MAN WITH IDEAS, Ruth Roman, Glenn Ford, 1952 ALWAYS LEAVE THEM LAUGHING, Milton Berle, Ruth Roman, 1949 DOWN THREE DARK STREETS, Ruth Roman, 1954 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE, Ruth Roman (rear), Mercedes McCambridge, 1951 TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY, 2nd from left: Steve Cochran, Ruth Roman, 1951

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Echoes Michael's Mother (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Something Is Out There Mrs. Shirley Goodwyn (Character) - 1977
      40% 30% Day of the Animals Mrs. Shirley Goodwyn (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 62% Impulse Julia Marstow (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Punch and Jody Lil Charny (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Sentence Elizabeth (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 51% Go Ask Alice Psychiatrist (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 39% The Killing Kind Rhea Benson (Character) - 1973
      93% 52% The Baby Mrs. Wadsworth (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident in San Francisco Sophia Cianelli (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Man Who Cried Wolf Lois (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 38% Love Has Many Faces Margot Eliot (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Look in Any Window Jackie Fowler (Character) - 1961
      71% 47% Desert Desperados The Woman (Character) - 1959
      74% 67% Bitter Victory Jane Brand (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 48% Five Steps to Danger Ann Nicholson (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 43% The Bottom of the Bottle Nora Martin (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebel in Town Nora Willoughby (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 15% Great Day in the Morning Boston Grant (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 20% Joe MacBeth Lily MacBeth (Character) - 1956
      100% 75% The Far Country Ronda Castle (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shanghai Story Rita King (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 47% Down Three Dark Streets Kate Martell (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tanganyika Peggy Marion (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 29% Blowing Wild Sal Donnelly (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 7% Mara Maru Stella Callahan (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 57% Invitation Maud Redwick (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 11% Young Man With Ideas Julie Webster (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 62% Lightning Strikes Twice Shelley Carnes (Character) - 1951
      98% 92% Strangers on a Train Anne Morton (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 25% Starlift Self - 1951
      No Score Yet 68% Tomorrow Is Another Day Catherine 'Cay' Higgins (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barricade Judith Burns (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 55% Dallas Tonia Robles (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 34% Colt .45 Beth Donovan (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 71% Three Secrets Ann Lawrence (Character) - 1949
      100% 76% The Window Mrs. Jean Kellerson (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Always Leave Them Laughing Fay Washburn (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Belle Starr's Daughter Cimarron Rose (Character) - 1948
      60% 63% Good Sam Ruth 'Ruthie' (Character) - 1948

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Loretta Spiegel (Guest Star) 1987 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sacketts Rosie (Character) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Adele Arnold (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Nora Parrow (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Irene Morris (Character) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Maggie Blaisedell (Guest Star) 1969 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Marjorie Worth (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Victoria Parrish (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Madiline Riker (Guest Star) 1967
      10% No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
      92% 86% The Outer Limits Prof. Diana Brice (Character) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956