Ruth Roman was an American actress of film, stage, and television. After playing stage roles in the East Coast, Roman relocated to Hollywood to pursue a career in films. She appeared in several uncredited bit parts before she was cast as the leading lady in the Western Harmony Trail and as the title role in the serial film Jungle Queen, her first credited film performances. Roman’s first starring role was as Belle Starr’s Daughter. She achieved her first notable success with a role in The Window and a year later was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress for her performance in Champion. In the early 1950s, she was under contract to Warner Bros., where she starred in a variety of films, including the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Strangers on a Train. In the mid-1950s, after leaving Warner Bros., Roman continued to star in films and also began playing guest roles for television series. She also worked abroad and made films in England, Italy, and Spain.
|Born:||Norma Roman, December 22, 1922, Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Died:||September 9, 1999, Laguna Beach, California, U.S.|
|Children:||Richard Roman Hall (b. 1952)|
|Family:||Dorothy Schiff (mother-in-law)|
|Awards:||1959 Sarah Siddons Award|
|IMDb:||Ruth Roman’s IMDb|
About Ruth Roman
She became known for her role in the hit
She enrolled in a prestigious acting school in Boston to prepare for the pursuit of her acting career.
She had a very recognizable role in the 1949 film Champion, starring Kirk Douglas as Ruth Roman.
She was married to her third husband, William Ross Wilson, until her death in 1999.
She appeared in the 1951 classic Alfred Hitchcock film Strangers on a Train.
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