Ruth Hussey Cause of Death – April 21 – Ruth Hussey, an entertainer selected for an Academy Award for her part as James Stewart’s leg-pulling sweetheart in “The Philadelphia Story,” kicked the bucket on Tuesday in Newbury Park, Calif., west of Los Angeles. She was 93.
The reason was the difficulties of an appendectomy, said her child John Longnecker.
From the last part of the 1930’s until 1960 Ms. Hussey made many movies and showed up with driving men like Spencer Tracy, Melvyn Douglas and Robert Taylor.
She additionally was a phase entertainer, showing up on Broadway in 1945 in the hit “Condition of the Union” and in 1949 in the satire “Farewell, My Fancy.”
Conceived Oct. 30, 1911, in Providence, R.I., Ms. Hussey moved on from Pembroke Women’s College at Brown University and the show school of the University of Michigan.