Wesley Ruggles

Film Director
Born Jun 11, 1889

Wesley Ruggles was an American film director.

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1889 Birth Born on June 11, 1889.


1915 26 Years Old He was born in Los Angeles, a younger brother of actor Charles Ruggles. He began his career in 1915 as an actor, appearing in a dozen or so silent films, on occasion with Charles Chaplin.
1917 28 Years Old In 1917, he turned his attention to directing, making more than 50 mostly forgettable films - including a silent film version of Edith Wharton's novel The Age of Innocence (1924) - before he won acclaim with Cimarron in 1931. … Read More


1946 57 Years Old His career was on the downslide when he teamed with the Rank Organisation in 1946 to produce and direct London Town with Sid Field and Petula Clark, based on a story he wrote. … Read More


1972 83 Years Old Ruggles died in 1972 in Santa Monica and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. … Read More
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