Barbara Ruick
Barbara Ruick
Barbara Ruick was an American actress and singer.
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  • 1974
    Age 43
    Barbara Ruick Williams died March 3, 1974, of a cerebral hemorrhage in Reno, Nevada while on location with her last film, Robert Altman's California Split, which is dedicated to her.
    More Details Hide Details She had a cameo role as a barmaid. Ruick was found dead in her hotel room at the age of 43. She was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
  • 1956
    Age 25
    She was the wife of film composer John Williams from 1956 until her death.
    More Details Hide Details Following her marriage to Williams, Ruick appeared in few motion pictures. They had three children together: Jennifer (born 1956), Mark (born 1958), and Joseph (born 1960).
  • 1953
    Age 22
    Ruick married actor Robert Horton Jr., in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 22, 1953. The couple divorced just prior to their second wedding anniversary in 1955.
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  • 1948
    Age 17
    In seeking acting parts she was forced to travel to New York City where her relation to her mother was not as well known. She landed a job on Hollywood Screen Test, a talent show which aired on ABC Television from 1948-1953.
    More Details Hide Details Ruick appeared on the Kraft Television Theater, soap operas, and The College Bowl (1950), which was hosted by Chico Marx. She also performed for fifteen weeks on the Jerry Colonna Show. In 1955 she was a regular on The Johnny Carson Show. Ruick did episodes of The Millionaire (1957), Public Defender (1954), Brothers Brannigan (1960), The 20th Century Fox Hour (1956), and Climax Mystery Theater (1955). Ruick played bit parts in her first four films, one of them being The Band Wagon (1953), and then graduated to supporting roles. Her best remembered roles are Carrie Pipperidge in the film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel (1956), where she delivers a touching rendition of "When I Marry Mr. Snow", and as Esmerelda, one of the wicked stepsisters, in the 1965 TV version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.
  • 1930
    Born on December 23, 1930.
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