Ruth Dunning (1911–1983)


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Ruth Dunning was born on May 17, 1911 in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales. She was an actress, known for The Grove Family (1954), Young and Willing (1954) and It's a Great Day! (1955). She was married to Jack Allen. She died on February 27, 1983 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 71) in London, England, UK
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Known For

The Grove Family Gladys Grove
(1954-1957)
Young and Willing Prison Matron
(1954)
It's a Great Day! Gladys Grove
(1955)
The Avengers Mrs. Dove
(1963)

Filmography

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 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Fay
- Jude (1980) ... Fay
 1978 The Law Centre (TV Series)
Nell Jordan
- Friday the Thirteenth (1978) ... Nell Jordan
 1977 The Black Panther
Lesley's Mother
 1977 The Upchat Line (TV Series)
Magistrate
- The One That Got Away (1977) ... Magistrate
 1977 Children of the Stones (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Crabtree
- Full Circle (1977) ... Mrs. Crabtree
- Squaring the Circle (1977) ... Mrs. Crabtree
- Charmed Circle (1977) ... Mrs. Crabtree
- Narrowing Circle (1977) ... Mrs. Crabtree
- Serpent in the Circle (1977) ... Mrs. Crabtree
 1974-1975 An Unofficial Rose (TV Mini-Series)
Mildred Finch
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Mildred Finch
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Mildred Finch
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Mildred Finch
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... Mildred Finch
 1974 Seven Faces of Woman (TV Series)
Queenie
- A Wish for Wally's Mother (1974) ... Queenie
 1974 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
Henrietta Eglinton
- The Escape (1974) ... Henrietta Eglinton
 1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Prudence McGill
- The Dinner Party (1973) ... Prudence McGill
 1973 A Little Princess (TV Series)
Miss Minchin
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... Miss Minchin
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Miss Minchin
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Miss Minchin
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Miss Minchin
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Miss Minchin
 1973 The House in Nightmare Park
Agnes Henderson
 1972 The Sextet (TV Series)
Maud Ramsdale / Elizabeth Block / Trudy / ...
- Blur and Blank via Cleckheaton (1972) ... Maud Ramsdale
- Disappearing Trick (1972) ... Elizabeth Block
- Stanley's Style (1972) ... Trudy
- Stoker Leishman's Diaries (1972) ... Mrs. Bentall
- Follow the Yellow Brick Road (1972) ... Old lady
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Hedder
- Mr. Pargiter (1971) ... Miss Hedder
 1970 Hoffman
Mrs. Mitchell
 1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Aunt Meg
- Rest in Peace, Uncle Fred (1970) ... Aunt Meg
 1970 Take Three Girls (TV Series)
Doris Bostock
- Sweet Basil (1970) ... Doris Bostock
 1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Rosalind
 1959-1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Molly / Dora / Ethel Batty / ...
- The Good Son (1969) ... Molly
- The Girl in the Picture (1964) ... Dora
- Dead Letter (1962) ... Ethel Batty
- I'll Have You to Remember (1960) ... Millicent James
- Where I Live (1960) ... Jessy Turner
 1965 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
- The Three Lives of Thomasina: Part 1 (1965) ... (uncredited)
 1965 Undermind (TV Series)
Dr. Whitaker
- Waves of Sound (1965) ... Dr. Whitaker
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Mrs. Stratton
- Without Benefit of Clergy (1964) ... Mrs. Stratton
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
The Grand Duchess
- All the Conspirators #2: The Just (1964) ... The Grand Duchess
 1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mrs. Hepworth
- A Stroll Along the Sands (1964) ... Mrs. Hepworth
 1963 The Three Lives of Thomasina
Mother Stirling
 1963 The Avengers (TV Series)
Mrs. Dove
- November Five (1963) ... Mrs. Dove
 1959-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Madame Romanoff / Mrs. Cutforth / Mary Prestage / ...
- The Facing Chair (1963) ... Madame Romanoff
- The Casualties (1962) ... Mrs. Cutforth
- All on a Summer's Day (1961) ... Mary Prestage
- The Skin of Our Teeth (1959) ... Mrs. Antrobus
 1963 24-Hour Call (TV Series)
Mrs. Nelson
- The Night Walker (1963) ... Mrs. Nelson
 1961-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Mrs. Otis / Madame Radomka
- The Canterville Ghost (1962) ... Mrs. Otis
- A Reason for Staying (1961) ... Madame Radomka
 1962 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Jo
- The Little Gold Mine (1962) ... Jo
 1961 Dangerous Afternoon
Miss Letty Frost
 1961 A Book with Chapters in It (TV Movie)
Aunt Jane
 1961 I'll Have You to Remember (TV Movie)
Millicent James
 1961 The Watching Cat (TV Movie)
Ruth Ellis
 1960 Theatre 70 (TV Series)
- The Man (1960)
 1960 And Women Shall Weep
Mrs. Lumsden
 1960 Inside Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Johnson
- Return to Base (1960) ... Mrs. Johnson
 1960 Urge to Kill
Auntie B
 1959 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Auntie B
- Urge to Kill (1959) ... Auntie B
 1958 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Dunnett
- The Gent from Siberia (1958) ... Mrs. Dunnett
 1958 Fair Game (TV Series)
Mrs. Shaw
- The Carleon Country Club (1958) ... Mrs. Shaw
 1954-1957 The Grove Family (TV Series)
Gladys Grove
- Under Way (1957) ... Gladys Grove
- Many Happy Returns (1957) ... Gladys Grove
- The Missing Masterpiece (1957) ... Gladys Grove
- Close to the Wind (1957) ... Gladys Grove
- A Complete Rest (1957) ... Gladys Grove
 1955 It's a Great Day!
Gladys Grove
 1955 Man of the Moment
Gladys Grove (uncredited)
 1954 Young and Willing
Prison Matron
 1953 Dear Octopus (TV Movie)
Edna Randolph
 1953 The Flower on the Thorn Tree (TV Movie)
Joanna
 1953 Disobedient
Leonie
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Dot Wilding
- Square Pegs (1951) ... Dot Wilding
 1951 The Shining Hour (TV Movie)
Hannah Linden
 1949 Deep Waters (TV Movie)
Ruth Baxter
 1948 London Wall (TV Movie)
Miss Janus
 1947 The Woman in the Hall
Shirley Dennison
 1938 Save a Little Sunshine
Miss Dickson
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Other Works:

She acted in Bill Naughton's play, "Spring and Port Wine," at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Alfred Marks, John Alderton, and Melvyn Hayes in the cast. See more »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Trivia:

Welsh stage, film and television character actress.

Star Sign:

Taurus

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