WorldCat Identities

White, Ruth 1914-1969

Works: 47 works in 187 publications in 3 languages and 10,867 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Legal films  Buddy films  Western films  Fiction  Melodrama  Religious films  War films  Science fiction television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruth White
To Kill a Mockingbird by Robert Mulligan( Visual )

51 editions published between 1962 and 2018 in English and held by 4,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. How will the trial turn out - and will it change any of the racial tension in the town?
Midnight cowboy by John Schlesinger( Visual )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight star in John Schlesinger's Oscar-winning drama based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy. Texan dishwasher Joe Buck (Voight) dreams of making it big in New York. Convinced that he can make his fortune providing sexual favours for wealthy women, he makes the move to the Big Apple. Unfortunately, the first woman he beds down with, Cass (Sylvia Miles), doesn't have any money to speak of, and borrows some of his. At this point, sleazy street-hustler Enrico 'Ratso' Rizzo (Hoffman) enters the frame, offering to become Joe's 'manager'. The only engagement he can arrange is with a gay Christian (John McGiver), but Joe and Ratso soon become close friends, fantasizsng to each other about the millions they are going to make. The film won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, while both Hoffman and Voight were nominated for Best Actor
Charly by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2019 in English and French and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mentally disabled man becomes a genius after experimental brain surgery, developing a romance with his former special-education teacher before lapsing back
Hang 'em high by Ted Post( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jed Cooper is mistaken for a criminal and is unjustly hung by the ruthless Captain Wilson and his nine-man gang, who leave him for dead. Cooper escapes the lynching and sets out on a deadly rampage of revenge against his persecutors
The nun's story by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

6 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audrey Hepburn portrays a nun whose life journey takes her from the staff of a mental asylum to a surgical nurse in the Belgian Congo. She returns to Belgium as WWII breaks out and is torn between the needs of the Resistance and the church's neutrality
The Reivers by Mark Rydell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on William Faulkner's warm, humorous, poignant story about a the advent of the automobile, a horse race and a boy's loss of innocence during an great adventure in the early 1900's South. Starring Steve McQueen, Will Geer, Oscar nominee (for this film) Rupert Cross, Sharon Farrell and Mitch Vogel. Directed by Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond, The Rose) and featuring Oscar nominated music by John Williams
Lullaby( Visual )

6 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 38-year-old truck driver and a weary cigarette girl from a nightclub elope and discover that they know very little about each other. The mama's boy's domineering mother gives them no peace or privacy on their honeymoon and soon the marriage turns into the eternal triangle--with his mother as the "other woman."
The twilight zone by Rod Serling( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth season of this classic groundbreaking series saw the beginning of one-hour episodes. This allowed for more elaborate and detailed stories which plunged viewers even further into the twilight zone
Up the down staircase by Bel Kaufman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher with a can-do attitude at New York's inner city Calvin Coolidge High. Crowded classes, broken windows, lack of chalk and books are only a few of the problems she will have to face
Midnight cowboy( Visual )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the British New Wave's most versatile directors, John Schlesinger came to New York in the late 1960s to make Midnight Cowboy, a picaresque story of friendship that captured a city in crisis and sparked a new era of Hollywood movies. Jon Voight delivers a career-making performance as Joe Buck, a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy city women; he finds a companion in Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida, played by Dustin Hoffman in a radical departure from his breakthrough in The Graduate. A critical and commercial success despite controversy over what the MPAA termed its 'homosexual frame of reference,' Midnight Cowboy became the first X-rated film to receive the best picture Oscar, and decades on, its influence still reverberates through cinema"--Container
Let me hear you whisper by Paul Zindel( Visual )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a research laboratory, this is the poignant story of a friendless, simple scrubwoman, Ruth White, who pits all her energies to save the life of one of the experimental animals in the lab, a dolphin who stubbornly refuses to talk to anyone but her
The good, the bad and the ugly ; Hang 'em high( Visual )

3 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good, the bad, and the ugly: A spaghetti western tale of greed, revenge and epic warfare. Three ruthless outlaws avidly search for a treasure chest containing $200,000
The Clint Eastwood collection : Fistful of dollars. For a few dollars more. The good, the bad and the ugly. Hang 'em high( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a few dollars more is the sequal to 'A fistful of dollars, ' in which two bounty hunters join forces to capture an outlaw gang leader
The Clint Eastwood collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a few dollars: Two bounty hunters join forces to capture an outlaw gang leader
The pursuit of happiness by Amber Films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man of privilege becomes dischanted with the "system" after pleading to manslaughter in the death of a woman he accidentally ran over. With only a week left in his prison sentence, prison violence motivates him to escape
The Sidney Poitier collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edge of the city: If you need a job Charlie Malik can find a spot for you in the dockside railyards. All he needs in return is that you show up on time, work hard, and kick back part of your pay. Two New York City longshoremen, Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter, and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader, join forces against a corrupt New York waterfront union official. The two share a bond that cuts across society's black/white divide. A patch of blue: Selena D'Arcy is accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother, Rose-Ann, at the age of five. For the next 13 years she is confined in the tiny Los Angeles apartment that they share with her grandfather. One afternoon at the local park, Selena meets Gordon Ralfe, an office worker whose kind treatment of her results in her falling in love with him, unaware that he is black. They continue to meet in the park every afternoon and he teaches her how to get along in the city. But when Rose-Ann learns of their relationship, she forbids Selena from having anything more to do with him. Selena continues to meet Gordon despite Rose-Ann's fury. Something of value: In the British East Africa country of Kenya, former childhood playmates Peter McKenzie and Kimani have maintained their deep friendship, even though they have a difference in race, class and tradition. Then the bloody Mau Mau spread violence and terror in an effort to sweep the British from the land, the uprising destroys their magnificent homeland. The men discover that even the strongest bond may be stronger than the beat of the drums or the crack of rifles and the cry for freedom. A warm December: Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter have arrived in London for a month long visit. They are there for dirt-bike racing competition and unexpectedly, the widowed Dr. Younger begins a new romance. His new love interest is the beautiful and playful Catherine who seems to enjoy eluding Dr. Younger as much as she enjoys eluding the mysterious men who are following her. Their romance develops gradually and Dr. Younger begins to understand what is going on with this charming woman and the complications she brings with her
Studio One anthology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pinnacle of the golden age of television, Studio One presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on CBS. Includes original commercials
To kill a mockingbird( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl growing up in a small southern town must face bigotry and hatred when her lawyer father defends an African-American man accused of raping a white woman
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Usual suspects: Police investigating an exploded boat on a San Pedro pier discover 27 bodies and $91 million worth of drug money. The only survivors are a severely burned Hungarian terrorist and Roger Kint, a crippled con-man. Reluctantly, Kint is pressured into explaining what happened on the boat. His story begins six weeks earlier with five criminals being dragged in by New York police desperate for suspects in a truck highjacking, and ends with the possible identification of a criminal mastermind
Asphalt-Cowboy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Texas "cowboy" takes a bus to New York in search of lonely, rich women who will pay for his sexual services, but spends a hard winter helping a con man
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The nun's story
The nun's storyThe ReiversThe pursuit of happinessThe Sidney Poitier collection
Alternative Names
Ruth White actrice américaine

Ruth White Amerikaans actrice (1914-1969)

Ruth White amerikansk skådespelare

Ruth White amerikansk skodespelar

Ruth White amerikansk skuespiller

Ruth White attrice statunitense

Ruth White US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

White, Ruth Patricia.

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English (151)

German (5)

French (1)