Thelma Ritter -1902-1969 - 45 years old when she made her first film.1st was an uncredited part in Miracle on 34th Street. 2nd role, A Letter to Three Wives, also brief, uncredited. 3rd, as Birdie in "All About Eve, and got a much deserved Academy Award nomination. Thelma had five other supporting actress nominations in her career. She never won the award but she was highly respected in Hollywood. Thank goodness Hitchcock recognized her talent - can't imagine Rear Window without her!
Thelma Ritter, Born: February 14, 1902 New York City, New York, U.S. Died: February 5, 1969 (aged 66) New York City, New York, U.S. Resting place: Cremated Occupation: Actress Years active: 1947–68 Spouse(s)Joseph Moran (April 21, 1927 – February 5, 1969; her death); 2 children
Actress Thelma Ritter was born today 2-14 in 1902. Some of her credits include Miracle on 34th Street, All About Eve, Rear Window, Daddy Long Legs, Pillow Talk, The Misfits, Move Over Darling and How the West Was Won. She passed in 1969.