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Rose, Ruth, 1896-1978



  • Existence: 1896 - 1978


Ruth Rose (1896-1978) was an American screenwriter.

Ruth Rose was a writer who worked on several films in the 1930s and the 1940s, most famously the original 1933 classic King Kong. She was born to a playwright and acted onstage from a young age. In 1926, she met her husband, Ernest B. Schoedsack, on an expedition in which she worked as historian and he was cinematographer. They were married and she proceeded to join Schoedsack and his partner, Merian C. Cooper, working on Chang, King Kong, Son of Kong, and other films.

Ruth Rose. Wikipedia. Accessed 14 April 2017. (b. January 16, 1896, d. June 8, 1978, screenwriter, stage actress, married Ernest B. Schoedsack, partnered with Merian C. Cooper on various films.)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Stephan Pickering papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2114
Scope and Contents

2 boxes of scripts, photographs, and correspondence.

Dates: approximately 1933-1945

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