Ruth Clifford

Ruth Clifford
American actress, originally of leading roles, whose career lasted from silent days into the television era. A native of Rhode Island, she attended St. Mary's Seminary in Narragansett, Rhode Island, then, following her mother's death in 1911, came to Los Angeles as a teenager to live with her actress aunt. She got work as an extra and began her career at 15 at Universal, in fairly substantial roles. By her mid-twenties, she was playing leads and second leads, including the role of Abraham Lincoln's lost love, Ann Rutledge, in The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924). But sound pictures found her roles diminishing, and throughout the next three decades she played smaller and smaller parts. She was a favorite of John Ford(they played bridge together), who used her in eight films, but rarely in substantial roles. She was also, for a time, the voice of Walt Disney's "Minnie Mouse." She lived long enough to find herself in demand for documentary interviews on the subject of early Hollywood. Married for a time to Beverly Hills real-estate developer James Cornelius, she survived that marriage by more than sixty years. She died in 1998, two and one-half months before her 99th birthday. Date of Birth 17 February 1900, Pawtucket, Rhode Island Date of Death 30 November 1998, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California  (natural causes)
Name Ruth Clifford
Also Known As
Birthday 1900-02-17
Deathday 1998-11-30
Gender Male
IMDB Ruth Clifford profile on IMDB
Place of Birth
As: Nurse (uncredited)
1948-09-29
Cry of the City...
As: Mother (uncredited)
1952-08-21
The Quiet Man...
As: Woman (uncredited) (
1942-08-04
Holiday Inn...
As: Fleuretty Phyffe
1950-04-19
Wagon Master...
As: Minnie Mouse
1952-11-21
Pluto's Christmas Tr...
As: Minnie Mouse
1947-10-03
Mickey's Delayed Dat...
As: Minnie Mouse
1944-09-22
First Aiders...
As: Daisy Duck
1948-05-21
Donald's Dream Voice...
As: Mrs. Jenkins
1955-06-07
The Cobweb...
As: Resort Guest (uncred
1947-08-20
Mother Wore Tights...
As: Minnie Mouse (voice)
1946-10-11
Bath Day...
As: Mrs. Anderson (uncre
1950-02-02
Key to the City...
As: Secretary (uncredite
1948-09-15
The Luck of the Iris...
As: Speakeasy Floozie
1933-03-12
The Constant Woman...
As: Unknown
1934-03-27
Woman Unafraid...
As: Dawn
1922-07-23
My Dad...
As: Nurse
1936-08-01
To Mary - with Love...
As: Telephone Operator (
1945-12-19
Leave Her to Heaven...
As: Neighbor
1949-09-30
Father Was a Fullbac...
As: Mrs. Elizabeth Stone
1949-06-24
Not Wanted...
As: Nurse
1935-04-20
Stolen Harmony...
As: Mrs. Right - First C
1935-10-29
Paddy O'Day...
As: Hotel Guest with Dog
1933-01-15
Face in the Sky...
As: Friend of Miss Fane
1934-01-12
Miss Fane's Baby Is ...
As: Seamstress
1939-03-03
Wife, Husband and Fr...
As: Bit Role
1939-12-29
Swanee River...
As: Minnie Mouse
1949-04-29
Pluto's Sweater...
As: Mrs. Finney
1940-01-23
The Man Who Wouldn't...
As: Undetermined Support
1935-09-19
She Married Her Boss...
As: Herself
1993-06-30
The Silent Feminists...
As: Opera House Patron (
1946-12-03
My Darling Clementin...
As: Miss Berry (uncredit
1949-11-01
Free For All...
As: Nurse
1936-08-20
Hollywood Boulevard...
As: Ruth - Mrs. McAvoy's
1942-05-28
It Happened in Flatb...
As: Ship's Passenger (un
1942-01-06
Blue, White, and Per...
As: Paula
1941-02-07
Along the Rio Grande...
As: Sheldrake's Secretar
1950-08-10
Sunset Boulevard...
As: Extra
1940-05-24
Lillian Russell...
As: Nurse
1940-03-28
Free, Blonde and 21...
As: Ship Passenger
1941-12-19
Road to Happiness...
As: Woman in Bar (uncred
1948-12-01
3 Godfathers...
As: Hairdresser (uncredi
1944-01-19
The Lodger...
As: Graduation Spectator
1942-06-26
Ten Gentlemen From W...
As: Gloria Sanderson
1923-02-04
The Dangerous Age...
As: Deranged Woman at Fo
1956-03-13
The Searchers...
As: Joan Ayre
1926-03-15
Brooding Eyes...