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Ruth Taylor (January 13, 1905 – April 12, 1984) was an American actress in silent films and early talkies. Her son is the writer/comic/actor Buck Henry. Wikipedia

Age: 79 (age at death)
Born: 13th January, 1905, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Died: 12th April, 1984, Palm Springs, California
Height: 5' 2" (157 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Lorelei in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, WAMPAS Baby Star of 1928

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Not to be confused with another silent screen actress Ruth Taylor, who played opposite baseball legend Babe Ruth in Ruth`s biopic Headin` Home (1920).


Was the original blue-eyed, gold-digging Lorelei Lee, playing the leading role in the silent movie version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928). During the search for Lorelei Lee, fans sent 14,000 letters to Paramount Pictures. Each suggested a choice of an actress for the role. In return, every fan was mailed a photo of Ruth when she was selected for the part. It was the largest shipment of pictures of one person ever shipped from Hollywood. Ruth also was the choice of its author Anita Loos.


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