Ruth Cracknell

Ruth Cracknell

76 (passed away May. 13th, 2002)
Jul. 6th, 1925
Born in
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Ruth Cracknell's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Mother and Son (AU) TV Show
Mother and Son (AU)
Boney (AU) TV Show
Boney (AU)
The Dismissal (AU) (1983) TV Show
The Dismissal (AU) (1983)
Ben Hall (AU) TV Show
Ben Hall (AU)
Seven Little Australians (AU) TV Show
Seven Little Australians (AU)
The Long Arm (AU) TV Show
The Long Arm (AU)
Dynasty (AU) TV Show
Dynasty (AU)
Frontier (AU) TV Show
Frontier (AU)
I've Married A Bachelor (AU) TV Show
I've Married A Bachelor (AU)
Mrs. Finnegan (AU) TV Show
Mrs. Finnegan (AU)
Nice 'n Juicy (AU) TV Show
Nice 'n Juicy (AU)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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  • In 1998 Ruth was named by the National Trust as one of the 100 Australia's Living National Treasures.
  • Educated at North Sydney Girls High School.
  • Three adult children, Anna, Jane and Jonathon.
  • Has honorary doctorates from the University of Sydney and Queensland University of Technology.
  • Published her autobiography, A Biased Memoir, in 1997.
  • Published a second autobiographical book, entitled "Journey From Venice", beginning with the funeral of her husband, and detailing their last holiday together.
  • Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1980
  • Her career began in radio in Sydney in 1945 and in 1948 she joined the John Alden Company and played in King Lear, Measure For Measure and The Tempest.

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