Ruth Roman

Ruth Roman

Reference number:

9011
£95.00

Description:

A good original two page 1949 handwritten letter in ink by Ruth Roman.

Certification:

The letter importantly mentions her films Barricade (1949) / Beyond the Forest (1949) about which she says "I wasn't too happy with my part in it" and a future unknown titled film (Three Secrets) with Patricia Neal & Eleanor Parker. One of a wonderful collection of over 50 celebrity letters all obtained during the late 1940s to early 1950s by a Mr Douglas Squires. He was involved in editing a School / University Film & Theatre Entertainment magazine during this period and wrote to celebrities looking for a contribution of autographs and signed photographs for the magazine. Many of the letters are gracious and detailed replies with many references to helping his project and mentions of their careers at that point in time. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

13x18cm Sized Letter

Condition:

Good. View Images.

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About Ruth Roman

Ruth Roman

RUTH ROMAN d1999. American actress best known for playing Anne Morton in the 1951 Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Strangers on a Train". Other notable roles include ; Champion (1949) / Three Secrets (1950) / Colt 45 (1950) and The Far Country (1955). In July 1956, she was just finishing a trip to Europe with her son Richard, who was three years old at the time. At the port of Cannes, they boarded the Italian passenger liner SS Andrea Doria as First Class passengers for their return trip home to the United States. On the night of July 25th the Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish passenger liner MS Stockholm. She was in the Belvedere Lounge when the collision happened and immediately took off her high heels and scrambled back to her cabin barefoot to retrieve her sleeping son. Several hours later she and the other passengers were evacuated from the sinking liner. Richard was lowered first into a waiting lifeboat and before she could follow the lifeboat departed. Ruth stepped into the next boat and was eventually rescued along with 750 other survivors by the French passenger liner SS Ile de France. Her son was rescued by the Stockholm and was leter reunited with his mother in New York. In 1960 she was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Married four times she died of natural causes in California aged 76 on September 9th 1999.

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