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.


1953 37 Years Old Warrick became a cast member on the soap opera The Guiding Light, playing Janet Johnson, R. N. from 1953 to 1954.


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 1959-1960, she was the understudy for Una Merkel and future All My Children co-star Eileen Herlie in the Broadway production of Take Me Along.
1961 45 Years Old During the 1961-62 television season, she starred in the 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 - 1968 2 More Events
1969 53 Years Old ABC approved her new show, All My Children, in 1969, which was based on a treatment that Procter & Gamble had rejected a few years earlier.
1970 54 Years Old When All My Children debuted on January 5, 1970, Warrick was among the contracted cast, playing Phoebe Tyler (the character's full name via her marriages would eventually be Phoebe English Tyler Wallingford Matthews Wallingford). … Read More
1973 57 Years Old She was on Broadway with Debbie Reynolds in the 1973 stage play Irene. … Read More


1980 64 Years Old 1 More Event
She published her autobiography, The Confessions of Phoebe Tyler (co-written by Don Preston) in 1980, the same year she won a Soapy Award (a prelude to the Soap Opera Digest Awards). … Read More
2000 84 Years Old In July 2000, she refused to accept a lifetime achievement award from the South Carolina Arts Commission because she was offended by legislators' decision to move the Confederate flag from the state Capitol dome to another spot on the grounds in response to a boycott of the state by flag opponents. … Read More
2002 86 Years Old Warrick's name popped up in television infotainment shows and supermarket racks in 2002 in connection with the highly publicized courtship and marriage of Liza Minnelli and David Gest. … Read More
The day after the 2005 Academy Award ceremony, former castmate Kelly Ripa expressed her outrage on her national television show Live with Regis and Kelly that Warrick had not been included in the annual memorial tribute to actors who had died in the previous year on the telecast.
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