Ruth Chatterton Biography
Birthday: December 24, 1892 (Capricorn)
Born In: New York City, New York, United States
Ruth Chatterton was an American stage, film and television actress, who was one of the initial superstars of the “talkies.” Venturing into the show business as a teenager, she enjoyed considerable success as a stage actress with her beauty, grace and skilful acting. The advent of the talkies saw her career escalate to new heights and she became one of the most successful female stars of the 1930s. The daughter of an architect, she developed an early interest in acting and began her acting career almost by chance while still in her teens. Having made her first stage appearance while still in school, she dropped out to pursue acting full time. Beginning as a chorus girl, she soon moved on to more substantial roles and made her Broadway debut in ‘The Great Name.’ Within years she became one of the leading ladies on stage and was attracted by the growing motion picture industry. Once she made her silver screen debut, there was no looking back. Unlike several other actresses of her generation, she effortlessly made the transition from silent films to talkies and soon established herself as one of the topmost female stars of her era. A bold and adventurous woman, she was also a keen aviator and was one of the few woman aviators at the time.