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Actor Ruth McDevitt

Ruth McDevitt

  • Birth name:

    Ruth Thane Shoecraft

  • Date of Birth:

    27 May 1895 Coldwater, Michigan, USA

Biography:

Delightfully daffy and an apple dumpling of a darling, wizened character actress Ruth McDevitt was born Ruth Shoecraft in Michigan but raised in Ohio where her father served as a county sheriff. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Art with designs of becoming an actress but married a Florida widower soon after and put full focus on being a wife. Her husband died in 1934 and, at age 40+, Ruth decided to dabble again with community theater productions which reignited her passion. She became a via... more

Filmography

Aсtor (14)

Movie

Year

Movie Mame Mame

as Cousin Fan

1974
Movie The Girl Most Likely to... The Girl Most Likely to...

as Housemother

1973
Movie Change of Habit Change of Habit

as Lily

1969
Movie The Shakiest Gun in the West The Shakiest Gun in the West

as Olive

1968
Movie The Birds The Birds

as Mrs. MacGruder, pet store clerk

1963
Movie Boys' Night Out Boys' Night Out

as Beulah Partridge

1962
Movie The Parent Trap The Parent Trap

as Miss Inch

1961
Movie The Long, Long Trailer The Long, Long Trailer

as Mrs. Vagabond (uncredited)

1953
Movie Ellery Queen Ellery Queen

as Zelda Van Dyke

1975
Movie Emergency! Emergency!

as Mrs. Quincy (as Ruth Mc Devitt)

1975
Movie Kolchak: The Night Stalker Kolchak: The Night Stalker

as Emily Cowles

1975
Movie Gunsmoke Gunsmoke

as Gramma Boggs

1974
Movie Little House on the Prairie Little House on the Prairie

as Maddie Elder

1974
Movie All in the Family All in the Family

as Josephine 'Jo' Nelson

1974
Movie Bewitched Bewitched

as Millicent

1970
Movie Marcus Welby, M.D. Marcus Welby, M.D.

as Mrs. Emily Pryor

1970
Movie Ironside Ironside

as Landlady

1970
Movie Mayberry R.F.D. Mayberry R.F.D.

as Selma Plunkett

1969
Movie I Dream of Jeannie I Dream of Jeannie

as Mrs. Horlick

1969
Movie The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show

as Mrs. Pendleton

1968