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Ruth Thane Shoecraft Mcdevitt, American actress. Member A.F.T.R.A.


Mcdevitt, Ruth Thane Shoecraft was born on September 13, 1895 in Coldwater, Michigan, United States. Daughter of John B. and Elizabeth C. (Imber) Shoecraft.


Student Wooster U., 1912-1913, Bowling Green Normal College, 1913-1914, American Academy Dramatic Arts, New York City, 1916-1917.


. Made Broadway debut in Young Couple, 1940. Appeared in Goodbye in the Night, 1940, Arsenic and Old Lace, 1941, Meet a Body, 1944, I’ll Be Waiting, 1945, Harvey, 1944, Darling, Darling, Darling, 1947. On tour in Arsenic and Old Lace, summer 1947, Sleepy Hollow, New York City, 1948.

Summer tour Harvey, 1949, The Silver Whistle, 1950, Picnic, New York City, 1953, The Solid Gold Cadillac, 1953 (also tour 1955), Dairy of a Scoundrel, Phoenix, New York City, 1956, Clerambard, 1957, The Best Man, 1960 (also tour 1961-1962), Save Me a Place at Forest Lawn, New York City, 1963. Appeared in motion pictures The Guy Who Came Back, 1951, The Parent Trap, 1961, Boys Night Out, 1962, Love is a Ball, 1962, The Birds, 1962, The Out of Towners, 1963. Television appearances include Mister Peeper series, NBC, 1953-1954, Route 66, Doctor Kildare, The Nurses, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Ed Sullivan Show.


Member A.F.T.R.A.; Clubs: St. Petersburg (Florida) Woman’s (life, past president).


Married Patrick John McDevitt, December 10, 1926 (deceased.

John B. Shoecraft

Elizabeth C. (Imber) Shoecraft

Patrick John McDevitt