Chatterton, Ruth

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Chatterton, Ruth Gender: F
born on 24 December 1893 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w00
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 03°30' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 29°35 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 10°37'

Ruth Chatterton


American actress, a writer and a pilot. She took her first stage job as a dare at 14 in a New York chorus line. Her Broadway debut, four years later, was in a turkey that ran for 21 days. By age 21, she was a star in a Henry Miller production. Her series of plays included success in "Daddy Long Legs," Come Out of the Kitchen" and "The Constant Wife." Her films, from 1928, included "The Royal Divorce," "Madam X" and "Sarah and Son," 1930, the last two of which won her nominations for an Oscar. Her last film was "Dodsworth," 1936.

She was a dulcet-voiced movie queen plus a tough-minded feminist and pilot of her own plane. In 1950 she became noted as a serious novelist when her first book, "Homeward Borne" became a best-seller. She wrote three more novels, the last in 1958.

Chatterton made three marriages, to actors Ralph Forbes, George Brent and Barry Thomson. She was widowed from the third in 1960.

Chatterton died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1961 at her home in Redding, CT.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1908 (Debut as child star, age 14)
  • Work : Gain social status 1930 (Nominations for two Oscar's)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1950 ("Homeward Borne")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1958 (Last book published)
  • Death of Mate 1960 (Last husband died)
  • Death by Disease 1961 (Stroke, age 67-68)

Source Notes

Kraum quotes her mom about 1930, AFA 3/l962


  • Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Voice dulcet)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Chorus dancer at 14)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ private
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Homeward Borne)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women