Ruth White was born on April 24, 1914 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA as Ruth Patricia White. She was an actress, known forￂﾠDu silence et des ombres...ￂﾠ(1962),Macadam cowboyￂﾠ(1969) andￂﾠPendez-les haut et courtￂﾠ(1968). She died on December 3, 1969 in Perth Amboy.
Her death, from cancer, was sudden and unexpected.
She spent the final decade of her life as one of New York's most highly praised character actresses. She had sacrificed her career to care for an ailing parent, and when she returned to acting, she was in her mid-30s, overweight and without much promise of reviving her career. However, she scored great successes in the off-Broadway plays ofￂﾠSamuel Beckettￂﾠ(most notably "Happy Days"), appeared inￂﾠEdward Albee's "Malcolm" (1966) and "Box" (1968), and earned a Tony nomination for her role inￂﾠHarold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" (1968). She earned an Emmy nomination for her role in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "Little Moon of Alban".