Ruth Warrick

Born Jun 29, 1916

Ruth Elizabeth Warrick, DM, was an American singer, actress and political activist, best known for her role as Phoebe Tyler on All My Children, which she played regularly from 1970 until her death in 2005. She celebrated her 80th birthday by attending a special screening of Citizen Kane to a packed, standing-room-only audience, to which she spoke afterward. (She made her film debut as Kane's first wife.… Read More

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1916 Birth Born on June 29, 1916.


1938 22 Years Old Welles pulled her photograph from the hundreds he had been sent by agents; he recognized her from a radio show they had worked on together in 1938. … Read More
1942 26 Years Old Warrick was expecting her first child during the filming of Kane, which prevented her being cast in The Magnificent Ambersons; but she worked on a 1942 episode ("My Little Boy") of Welles's radio series, and Welles hired her again for Journey into Fear (1943). … Read More


1956 40 Years Old Phillips was impressed by Warrick's performance and hired her for her new soap opera, As the World Turns when the show debuted in 1956. … Read More
1959 43 Years Old From 1959-60, she understudied for Una Merkel and (future All My Children co-star) Eileen Herlie in the Broadway musical, Take Me Along.
1961 45 Years Old During the 1961-62 television season, she starred in Father of the Bride television series.
1965 49 Years Old Then, in 1965, she joined the cast of the primetime serial, Peyton Place, playing Hannah Cord. … Read More


1967 51 Years Old Warrick received an Emmy Award nomination for her work on this show in 1967, the same year she left the show. … Read More
1968 52 Years Old She had created her own show, One Life to Live, in 1968.
1969 53 Years Old ABC approved her new show, All My Children, in 1969.
1970 54 Years Old When All My Children debuted on January 5, 1970, Warrick was among the contracted cast, playing Pine Valley's imperious matriarch Phoebe Tyler (the character's full name via her marriages would eventually be Phoebe English Tyler Wallingford Matthews Wallingford). … Read More


1985 69 Years Old In 1985, she played Hannah Cord in the television film Peyton Place: The Next Generation.
1995 79 Years Old Due to health problems, actor Louis Edmonds, who portrayed Warrick's All My Children husband, left the show in 1995. … Read More
2001 85 Years Old Warrick broke her hip while on vacation in Greece in 2001 and thenceforth used a wheelchair.
2002 86 Years Old She had a brief re-emergance in 2002 when Phoebe made a return appearance at a hospital board meeting and later attended a society function with niece Brooke.
…  She received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was on hand to receive her Daytime Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2004. … Read More
Ruth was seen rarely on screen until All My Childrens 35th anniversary show on January 5, 2005.
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