Ruth Clifford

Ruth Clifford

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1900-02-17
Deathday: 1998-11-30 (98 years old)

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Ruth Clifford (February 17, 1900 – November 30, 1998) was an American actress of leading roles in silent films, whose career lasted from silent days into the television era. Clifford got work as an extra and began her career at 15 at Universal, in fairly substantial roles. She received her first film credit for her work in Behind the Lines (1916).


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 director 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 and Daisy Duck.


Clifford's obituary in the Los Angeles Times noted that she "became a prime source for historians of the silent screen era".

Filmography

All 118

Movies 118

Self 4

Voice 1

Self
I Used to Be in Pictures

I Used to Be in Pictures (2000)

Movie
Minnie Mouse (Mickey's Delayed Date) (voice)
Mickey's Family Album

Mickey's Family Album (1998)

Movie
Self
The Silent Feminists: America's First Women Directors

The Silent Feminists: America's First Women Directors (1993)

Movie
Minnie Mouse
Lifestyles of the Rich and Animated

Lifestyles of the Rich and Animated (1991)

Movie
Minnie Mouse
A Disney Christmas Gift

A Disney Christmas Gift (1982)

Movie
Maid (uncredited)
Funny Girl

Funny Girl (1968)

Movie
1
Officer's Wife (uncredited)
Sergeant Rutledge

Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Movie
4
Nurse (uncredited)
The Last Hurrah

The Last Hurrah (1958)

Movie
Vanessa Cole
Designing Woman

Designing Woman (1957)

Movie
Deranged Woman at Fort (uncredited)
The Searchers

The Searchers (1956)

Movie
5.03
Mrs. Jenkins
The Cobweb

The Cobweb (1955)

Movie
Minnie Mouse
Pluto's Christmas Tree

Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952)

Movie
Mickey's Nephews
Pluto's Party

Pluto's Party (1952)

Movie
Mother (uncredited)
The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man (1952)

Movie
6
Sheldrake's Secretary (uncredited)
Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Movie
5.25
Fleuretty Phyffe
Wagon Master

Wagon Master (1950)

Movie
Minnie Mouse
Pluto and the Gopher

Pluto and the Gopher (1950)

Movie
Mrs. Anderson (uncredited)
Key to the City

Key to the City (1950)

Movie
Nurse Eliott (uncredited)
Whirlpool

Whirlpool (1950)

Movie
Dinah the Dachshund
Pluto's Heart Throb

Pluto's Heart Throb (1950)

Movie
Miss Berry (uncredited)
Free For All

Free For All (1949)

Movie
Neighbor
Father Was a Fullback

Father Was a Fullback (1949)

Movie
Nurse (uncredited)
You're My Everything

You're My Everything (1949)

Movie
Mrs. Stone
Not Wanted

Not Wanted (1949)

Movie
Minnie Mouse
Pluto's Sweater

Pluto's Sweater (1949)

Movie
Woman in Bar (uncredited)
3 Godfathers

3 Godfathers (1948)

Movie
3.5
Nurse
Cry of the City

Cry of the City (1948)

Movie
Secretary
The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish (1948)

Movie
Daisy Duck
Donald's Dream Voice

Donald's Dream Voice (1948)

Movie
Minnie Mouse
Mickey's Delayed Date

Mickey's Delayed Date (1947)

Movie
Resort Guest (uncredited)
Mother Wore Tights

Mother Wore Tights (1947)

Movie
Minnie Mouse
Figaro and Frankie

Figaro and Frankie (1947)

Movie
Daisy Duck
Sleepy Time Donald

Sleepy Time Donald (1947)

Movie
Opera House Patron (uncredited)
My Darling Clementine

My Darling Clementine (1946)

Movie
6.5
Minnie Mouse
Bath Day

Bath Day (1946)

Movie
6
Dinah the Dachshund
In Dutch

In Dutch (1946)

Movie
Mrs. Margaret Cross
Shock

Shock (1946)

Movie
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Leave Her to Heaven

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Movie
Mrs. Gillespie - Tenant
The Spider

The Spider (1945)

Movie
Daisy Duck
Cured Duck

Cured Duck (1945)

Movie
Dinah the Dachshund
Canine Casanova

Canine Casanova (1945)

Movie
Sister Mercy Mary (uncredited)
The Keys of the Kingdom

The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

Movie
Minnie Mouse
First Aiders

First Aiders (1944)

Movie
Hairdresser (uncredited)
The Lodger

The Lodger (1944)

Movie
Saloon Patron
Coney Island

Coney Island (1943)

Movie
Guest at Inn (uncredited)
Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn (1942)

Movie
7.33
Dinah the Dachshund
The Sleepwalker

The Sleepwalker (1942)

Movie
Graduation Spectator (uncredited)
Ten Gentlemen from West Point

Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942)

Movie
Ruth (uncredited)
It Happened in Flatbush

It Happened in Flatbush (1942)

Movie
Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
Blue, White, and Perfect

Blue, White, and Perfect (1942)

Movie
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Road to Happiness

Road to Happiness (1941)

Movie
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ball of Fire

Ball of Fire (1941)

Movie
6.83
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
Cadet Girl

Cadet Girl (1941)

Movie
Woman In Convertible
Mr. Celebrity

Mr. Celebrity (1941)

Movie
Paula
Along the Rio Grande

Along the Rio Grande (1941)

Movie
Extra
Lillian Russell

Lillian Russell (1940)

Movie
Nurse
Free, Blonde and 21

Free, Blonde and 21 (1940)

Movie
Mrs. Finney
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk

The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940)

Movie
Bit Role
Swanee River

Swanee River (1939)

Movie
Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Drums Along the Mohawk

Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Movie
4
Seamstress
Wife, Husband and Friend

Wife, Husband and Friend (1939)

Movie
Nurse
Charlie Chan in Honolulu

Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938)

Movie
3.63
Mrs. Hensley
Safety in Numbers

Safety in Numbers (1938)

Movie
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Four Men and a Prayer

Four Men and a Prayer (1938)

Movie
Nurse (uncredited)
Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard (1936)

Movie
Nurse
To Mary - with Love

To Mary - with Love (1936)

Movie
Singer
The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger (1936)

Movie
Mrs. Right - First Class Passenger
Paddy O'Day

Paddy O'Day (1936)

Movie
Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
She Married Her Boss

She Married Her Boss (1935)

Movie
Nurse (uncredited)
Stolen Harmony

Stolen Harmony (1935)

Movie
Actress
Making the Rounds

Making the Rounds (1934)

Movie
Kate
Woman Unafraid

Woman Unafraid (1934)

Movie
Friend of Miss Fane
Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen

Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen (1934)

Movie
Eleanor (Uncredited)
Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday (1933)

Movie
Speakeasy Floozie
The Constant Woman

The Constant Woman (1933)

Movie
Adolph's Wife
The Hitchhiker

The Hitchhiker (1933)

Movie
Hotel Guest with Dog (uncredited)
Face in the Sky

Face in the Sky (1933)

Movie
Bird Whistles
The Cat's Out

The Cat's Out (1931)

Movie
Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number (uncredited)
Show of Shows

Show of Shows (1929)

Movie
Doris Forbes
The Eternal Woman

The Eternal Woman (1929)

Movie
Jane Norris
The Devil's Apple Tree

The Devil's Apple Tree (1929)

Movie
Adrean Wainwright
The Thrill Seekers

The Thrill Seekers (1927)

Movie
Mary Kelsey
Don Mike

Don Mike (1927)

Movie
Joan Ayre
Brooding Eyes

Brooding Eyes (1926)

Movie
Ballerina (uncredited)
The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Movie
4.8
Gloria Gordon
As Man Desires

As Man Desires (1925)

Movie
Ruth Travers
The Tornado

The Tornado (1925)

Movie
Hilary Collier
Butterfly

Butterfly (1924)

Movie
Self
The City of Stars: A Reporters Visit to the Universal Studios

The City of Stars: A Reporters Visit to the Universal Studios (1924)

Movie
Ann Rutledge
The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln

The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924)

Movie
Anne Gray
The Whispered Name

The Whispered Name (1924)

Movie
Gay Lypiatt
Ponjola

Ponjola (1923)

Movie
Miriam Welton
April Showers

April Showers (1923)

Movie
Dorothy Owen
Hell's Hole

Hell's Hole (1923)

Movie
Gloria Sanderson
The Dangerous Age

The Dangerous Age (1923)

Movie
Marion Trevor
The Face on the Barroom Floor

The Face on the Barroom Floor (1923)

Movie
Self
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 12

Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 12 (1922)

Movie
Dawn
My Dad

My Dad (1922)

Movie
Rosario
Tropical Love

Tropical Love (1921)

Movie
Mystery
The Invisible Ray

The Invisible Ray (1920)

Movie
The Girl
The Millionaire Pirate

The Millionaire Pirate (1919)

Movie
Ruth Elliott
The Game's Up

The Game's Up (1919)

Movie
Ann Reid
The Cabaret Girl

The Cabaret Girl (1918)

Movie
Dale Aldis
The Lure of Luxury

The Lure of Luxury (1918)

Movie
Lucille Linforth
Fires of Youth

Fires of Youth (1918)

Movie
Gertrude Temple
Midnight Madness

Midnight Madness (1918)

Movie
Rhoda Tuttle
The Red, Red Heart

The Red, Red Heart (1918)

Movie
Mary Jane Appleton
Hungry Eyes

Hungry Eyes (1918)

Movie
Hilda Stuyvesant
Hands Down

Hands Down (1918)

Movie
Heloise Crocker
The Door Between

The Door Between (1917)

Movie
Marie Louise
The Savage

The Savage (1917)

Movie
Stella Vorhis
The Desire of the Moth

The Desire of the Moth (1917)

Movie
Clara Hawthorne
The Mysterious Mr. Tiller

The Mysterious Mr. Tiller (1917)

Movie
Catherine Thurston
Mother o' Mine

Mother o' Mine (1917)

Movie
Nannie
A Kentucky Cinderella

A Kentucky Cinderella (1917)

Movie
Mignon
Eternal Love

Eternal Love (1917)

Movie
Polly Vance
Polly Put the Kettle On

Polly Put the Kettle On (1917)

Movie
Camilla
Behind the Lines

Behind the Lines (1916)

Movie

Ratings

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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1900-02-17

Deathday
1998-11-30 (98 years old)

Place of birth
Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Ruth Clifford Cornelius, Ruth Cornelius


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