Ruth Chatterton

Born Dec 24, 1892

Ruth Chatterton was an American actress, novelist, and early aviatrix.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ruth Chatterton.


1892 Birth Chatterton was born in New York City, on Christmas Eve 1892, to Walter Smith and Lillian Reed Chatterton. … Read More


1914 21 Years Old Chatterton started off as a chorus girl in a stage play and by the age of eighteen had become a star of the American stage. Her greatest success onstage came in 1914 when she starred in the play Daddy Long Legs, adapted from the novel by Jean Webster.


1924 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1924, she married British actor Ralph Forbes, who starred opposite her that same year in The Magnolia Lady, a musical versional of the A.E. Thomas and Alice Duer Miller hit Come Out of the Kitchen.
1928 35 Years Old Chatterton moved to Hollywood with Forbes in 1928, and with the help of Emil Jannings, was cast in her first film role in Sins of the Fathers. … Read More


1936 43 Years Old …  She served as sponsor of the Sportsman Pilot Mixed Air Derby and the annual Ruth Chatterton Air Derby during the 1930s; she also opened the National Air Races in Los Angeles in 1936. … Read More
1942 49 Years Old Chatterton's third and last husband was Barry Thomson, to whom she was married from 1942 to his death in 1960. … Read More


1961 69 Years Old Chatterton died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 68 in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1961. … Read More
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