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RUTH ROMAN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Ruth Roman was born on December 22nd, 1922 in Lynn, Massachusetts with the birth name Norma Roman.  From a very young age she wanted to pursue a career as an actress and chose to study at Bishop Lee Dramatic School in Boston.  When she graduated, she relocated to Los Angeles, California and found work on a number of films taking on small roles.
 
She got her big break when she was cast in the series, "Jungle Queen" (1945) in the title role.  A couple other decent roles began to follow such as in the film, "Champion" (1949), "Three Secrets" (1950) and her most memorable role, "Strangers on a Train" (1951).  
 
In 1956 she traveled with her son at that time, only three years old on a ship from Italy to the United States when disaster struck.  The ship crashed into a Swedish passenger liner and she returned to her cabin to retrieve him and during the evacuation they got separated.  Luckily, when she arrived in the United States her son was on the next evacuation boat and they were re-united.
 
Along with film work, Roman also worked on television and as a stage actress and won the Sarah Siddons Award for her performance in the Chicago Theatre.  Some of her television roles were on such series as, "Bonanza" (1959), "Burke's Law" (1963), "Gunsmoke" (1969-1971), "Fantasy Island" (1980),  "Knots Landing" (1986), "Murder, She Wrote" (1986), "The Bing Crosby Show" and "Eleventh Hour" .
 
Although Ruth never quite reached the level of stardom she hoped for, she managed to have a decent career in the industry for many years.  She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to television.    

Roman was married three times throughout her lifetime, first to Mortimer W. Hall from 1950 through 1956, and they had one son, Richard "Dickie" Hall.  Her second marriage was to Budd Burton Moss in 1956 and that too ended in 1960.  Her third time to marry was to William Ross Wilson in 1976 and they remained together until she passed away at the age of seventy six on September 9th, 1999 in her sleep in Laguna Beach, California.

 
Filmography

1987-1989  Murder, She Wrote 
1986-1987  Knots Landing 
1983  Echoes 
1980  Willow B: Women in Prison 
1980  Fantasy Island
1979  The Sacketts 
1977  Day of the Animals
1977  Police Woman 
1976  Harry O 
1974  Punch and Jody 
1974  A Knife for the Ladies 
1974  Cannon 
1974  Impulse 
1974  Kung Fu 
1973  Hec Ramsey 
1973  Faraday and Company
1973  Cops 
1973  The Baby 
1973  Go Ask Alice 
1973  The Killing Kind 
1972  Mod Squad
1972  The Sixth Sense
1971  Ironside
1969-1971  Gunsmoke
1971  Incident in San Francisco
1971  The Virginian
1971  Mannix
1970  The Old Man Who Cried Wolf 
1969  Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969  The Outcasts 
1968  Mission: Impossible 
1968  The Name of the Game 
1968  Premiere 
1967  I Spy 
1967  Tarzan 
1967  The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
1967  The F.B.I.
1965-1966  The Long, Hot Summer
1965  The Bing Crosby Show 
1965  Love Has Many Faces 
1963-1964  Dr. Kildare 
1964  The Outer Limits 
1963  Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1963  Breaking Point 
1963  The Eleventh Hour
1963  Burke's Law
1963  The Greatest Show on Earth
1963  Route 66 
1963  Sam Benedict
1963  The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962  The Defenders
1962  Milagro a los cobardes 
1962  Bus Stop 
1961  The Untouchables
1961  Look in Any Window 
1960  Naked City 
1955-1960  G.E. True Theater 
1959  The Philadelphia Story 
1959  Bonanza
1959  Desert Desperados
1958  Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 
1957  Bitter Victory 
1957  Five Steps to Danger 
1956  Rebel in Town 
1955-1956  The Ford Television Theatre
1956  Great Day in the Morning 
1956  Celebrity Playhouse 
1956  Climax!
1956  The Bottom of the Bottle
1955  Joe MacBeth
1955  Producers' Showcase
1955  The Red Skelton Hour
1955  Man on a Bus
1954  Lux Video Theatre
1954  Down Three Dark Streets
1954  The Far Country
1954  The Shanghai Story
1954  Tanganyika
1953  Blowing Wild
1952  Young Man with Ideas
1952  Mara Maru
1952  Invitation
1951  Tomorrow Is Another Day
1951  Strangers on a Train
1951  Lightning Strikes Twice
1950  Dallas 
1950  Three Secrets 
1950  Colt .45 
1950  Barricade 
1949  Always Leave Them Laughing
1949  Beyond the Forest
1949  The Window
1949  Champion 
1948  Belle Starr's Daughter 
1948  Good Sam 
1948  The Big Clock 
1947  The Web
1946  A Night in Casablanca 
1946  Without Reservations 
1946  Gilda 
1945  Incendiary Blonde 
1945  You Came Along 
1945  The Affairs of Susan 
1945  See My Lawyer 
1945  Jungle Queen 
1945  She Gets Her Man 
1944  Harmony Trail 
1944  Storm Over Lisbon 
1944  Song of Nevada
1944  Since You Went Away
1944  Ladies Courageous
1943  Stage Door Canteen 





Matinee Classics - Champion starring Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, Arthur Kennedy, Ruth Roman and John Daheim
Matinee Classics - Strangers on a Train starring Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll, Patricia Hitchcock, Laura Elliott, Marion Lorne, Jonathan Hale, Norma Varden, John Brown and Robert Gist
Matinee Classics - The Far Country starring James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Corinne Calvet, Ruth Roman, John McIntyre, Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, Steve Brodie, Connie Gilchrist, Robert J. Wilke, Chubby Johnson, Royal Dano, Jack Elam, Kathleen Freeman and Connie Van
Matinee Classics - The Far Country starring James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Corinne Calvet, Ruth Roman, John McIntyre, Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, Steve Brodie, Connie Gilchrist, Robert J. Wilke, Chubby Johnson, Royal Dano, Jack Elam, Kathleen Freeman and Connie Van
Matinee Classics - The Far Country starring James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Corinne Calvet, Ruth Roman, John McIntyre, Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, Steve Brodie, Connie Gilchrist, Robert J. Wilke, Chubby Johnson, Royal Dano, Jack Elam, Kathleen Freeman and Connie Van


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