She can wrap a white shawl around herself and be the most crinkly, loving specimen of respected old motherhood any playwright could wish for.”. Ruth decorated a number of fluffy film comedies as a befuddled, warble-voiced elderly in such fun as The Parent Trap (1961), The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968), Angel in My Pocket (1969) and Mame (1974). :333, On television, McDevitt portrayed Bessie Thatcher in the DuMont drama A Woman to Remember (1949). | McDevitt guest starred in such series as Suspense, Cosmopolitan Theatre, Decoy, The United States Steel Hour, Westinghouse Studio One, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Andy Griffith Show, The Debbie Reynolds Show, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Mayberry R.F.D., I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Love, American Style, That Girl, Nanny and the Professor, Room 222, Mannix, Here's Lucy, Gunsmoke, Marcus Welby, M.D., Phyllis, Little House on the Prairie, The Streets of San Francisco, Naked City, and All in the Family (on which she had a recurring role during 1974 and 1975). Sie studierte Schauspiel am American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The daughter of John Barnabas Shoecraft and Elizabeth Imber Shoecraft, McDevitt was born in Coldwater, Michigan, but she grew up in Ohio. After several failed attempts to hit her mark, Lucille Ball went over to Ruth and kicked her foot hard in an attempt to move her into place. Ruth Thane McDevitt (nÃ©e Shoecraft; September 13, 1895 â May 27, 1976) was an American stage, film, radio and television actress. She drew attention as the mother of Wally Cox in the Mister Peepers (1952) series and later milked laughs as a gun totin', sharpshootin' granny in the comedy Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1966) starring Ann Sheridan. Her husband died in 1934 and, at age 40+, Ruth decided to dabble again with community theater productions which reignited her passion. She was perfect for the LOL roles with her sweet demeanor, silver-white hair and warbly little voice. April 2020 um 07:31 Uhr bearbeitet. Ruth McDevitt was born Ruth Thane Shoecraft in Coldwater, Michigan on September 13, 1895. The series ended after only one season due to the 1967 death of Ms. Sheridan of cancer.  After attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she married Patrick McDevitt on December 10, 1928, and decided to devote her time to her marriage. McDevitt also had a regular role as Emily Cowles on Kolchak: the Night Stalker, starring Darren McGavin.:572. She made her debut on Broadway in 1940, and succeeded her friend Josephine Hull in Arsenic and Old Lace, Harvey, and The Solid Gold Cadillac. The daughter of John Barnabas Shoecraft and Elizabeth Imber Shoecraft, McDevitt was born in Coldwater, Michigan, but she grew up in Ohio. When was. Peepers” of the early 1950's.  After attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she married Patrick McDevitt on December 10, 1928, and decided to devote her time to her marriage. AKA Ruth Thane Shoecraft. Births Deaths and Ages . Official Sites. 1965, âª Great Race Movie Premier Interviews. Ruth McDevitt, Actress, Dead; Noted for Daffy Comedy Roles. Share onTwitter Share onFacebook Which celebrites shareYour Birthday. She appeared in nearly every branch of the entertainment media starting on stage and then radio, graduating to the movies and then TV. Ruth decorated a number of fluffy film comedies as a befuddled, warble-voiced elderly in such fun as The Parent Trap (1961), The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968), Angel in My Pocket (1969) and Mame (1974). Ruth died of natural causes in 1976. :837 She was a regular on The Everly Brothers Show and the NBC soap Bright Promise from September 1969 to June 1970. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. McDevitt, Sr. Graveside services were held … Her last television appearance came last season, when she was Cloris Leachman's piano teacher in an episode of “Phyllis.”, See the article in its original context from. The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. | Of her performance as Emma Littlewood, a grandmother, Brooks Atkinson wrote in The New York Times: “Miss McDevitt is a round little party with the biggest, most innocent eyes. Her film debut was in The Guy Who Came Back (1951), followed by memorable roles in The Parent Trap (as camp counselor Miss Inch), :1189 She played Mom Peepers in the 1950s sitcom Mister Peepers:702-703 and Grandma Hanks on CBS's Pistols 'n' Petticoats. She also appeared in a Streets of san francisco episode " Winterkill " from season 2 on December 13, 1973, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ruth_McDevitt&oldid=986147066, Burials at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Short description is different from Wikidata, Internet Off-Broadway Database person ID not in Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Patrick McDevitt (m. 1928–1934; his death), The Queen Ticheba / Mrs Parsons / Aunt Millicent, This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 02:22. Ruth McDevitt died on May 27, 1976, in Hollywood, California, USA of natural causes. :1189 She played Mom Peepers in the 1950s sitcom Mister Peepers:702-703 and Grandma Hanks on CBS's Pistols 'n' Petticoats. Publicity Listings That's it. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Art with designs of becoming an actress but married a Florida widower soon after and put full focus on being a wife. Ruth McDevitt wurde als Ruth Thane Shoecraft geboren. During blocking rehearsals for an episode of "Here's Lucy", Ruth had trouble standing on the mark where the director wanted her to stand. September 1895 in Coldwater, Michigan; † 27. 1965. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. She was married to Patrick John McDevitt, a contractor, in 1926, and was widowed 10 years later. Ruth died of natural causes in 1976. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Ruth McDevitt, who turned actress in her 40's and in later years made something of career of playing often delightfully daft old women, died Thursday night in her Hollywood home. Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am 6. TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. Ruth McDevitt. Ruth died of natural causes in 1976. Ruth McDevitt, who turned actress in her 40's and in later years made something of career of playing often delightfully daft old women, died Thursday night in … McDevitt died, aged 80, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California and is interred in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. McDevitt died, aged 80, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California and is interred in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. Ruth McDevitt Name Ruth McDevitt Roles Ticheba Miss Parsons Millicent Birthdate September 13, 1895 Birthplace Coldwater, Michigan, United States Death Date May 27, 1976 (age 80) Death Place Hollywood, California, United States View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro, celebrities that passed away and that will be dearly missed and in our hearts forever. After her husband's death in 1934, she returned to acting.