Ruth Brown (I) (1928–2006)

Soundtrack | Actress
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KNOWN FOR 
Hairspray (1988) | Seven Pounds (2008) | The Hurricane (1999)
NICKNAMEs  
Miss Rhythm, The Queen of R&B, The Girl with the Tear in Her Voice
BORN 
Jan 12, 1928 (died Nov 17, 2006)

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Past Film & Video (15 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Hidden FiguresHidden Figures Performer ("Have A Good Time")  Less 2016 $25MM $169MM / $235MM
  • Primary photo for SeekSeek Performer ("If I Can't Sell It I'll Keep Sittin' On It")  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Caroline and JackieCaroline and Jackie Performer ("Hurry On Down")  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Soul KitchenSoul Kitchen Performer ("I DON'T KNOW")  Less 2009 €4MM $274K / —
  • Primary photo for Seven PoundsSeven Pounds Performer ("I Don't Know")  Less 2008 $55MM $70MM / $168MM
  • Primary photo for Nights in RodantheNights in Rodanthe Performer ("Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean)")  Less 2008 $30MM $42MM / $84MM
  • Primary photo for My Blueberry NightsMy Blueberry Nights Performer ("Looking Back")  Less 2007 $10MM $867K / —
  • Primary photo for RayRay Producers Wish To Thank  Less 2004 $40MM $75MM / $125MM
  • Primary photo for The HurricaneThe Hurricane Performer ("I Don't Know")  Less 1999 $50MM $51MM / $74MM
  • Primary photo for True IdentityTrue Identity Martha, Performer ("If I Can't Sell It, I'll Just Keep Sittin' On It")  Less 1991 $15MM $4.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for Heart of MidnightHeart of Midnight Performer (" (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean")  Less 1988 $113K / —
  • Primary photo for HairsprayHairspray Motormouth Maybelle  Less 1988 $2MM $6.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for QuicksilverQuicksilver Performer ("Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean)")  Less 1986 $7.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for Under the RainbowUnder the Rainbow Cleaning Woman  Less 1981 $20MM $19MM / —
  • Primary photo for Rhythm and Blues RevueRhythm and Blues Revue Herself, Performer ("It's Raining Teardrops From My Eyes")  Less 1955
Past Television (14 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series) Performer ("As Long As I'm Moving") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • Kimmy Goes to College! (May 19, 2017) Performer ("As Long As I'm Moving") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for VinylVinyl (TV Series) Performer ("Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Pilot (Feb 14, 2016) Performer ("Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean")  Less
  • Primary photo for GothamGotham (TV Series) Performer ("Oh What A Dream") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • The Mask (Nov 10, 2014) Performer ("Oh What A Dream") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Cold CaseCold Case (TV Series) Performer ("I'll Wait For You") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
    • Pin Up Girl (Nov 23, 2008) Performer ("I'll Wait For You")  Less
  • Primary photo for Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildHappily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) Ant / Tortoise (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Actress (1 episode, 1993), Herself (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("The Man Than Got Away") (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1993–1997 2
  • Primary photo for Rebel HighwayRebel Highway (TV Series) Ella Baldwin (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Shake, Rattle and Rock!Shake, Rattle and Rock! (TV Movie) Ella  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for American PlayhouseAmerican Playhouse (TV Series) Mrs. Sherman (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for The 43rd Annual Tony AwardsThe 43rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Winner & Performer, Performer ("Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do")  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Checking InChecking In (TV Series) Betty (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for The JeffersonsThe Jeffersons (TV Series) Betty (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Hello, LarryHello, Larry (TV Series) Leona Wilson (8 episodes, 1979)  Less 1979 8
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  • Primary photo for Show Time at the ApolloShow Time at the Apollo (TV Series) Herself - Singer (5 episodes), Performer ("Raining Teardrops from My Eyes") (1 episode), Performer ("Oh What a Dream") (1 episode), Performer ("Have a Good Time") (1 episode), Performer ("Goodbye") (1 episode), Performer ("Hey Momma, He Treats You Daughter Mean") (1 episode)  Less 1955–  5
    • Basin Street Revue Herself - Singer, Performer ("Hey Momma, He Treats You Daughter Mean")  Less
    • Jazz Time Herself - Singer, Performer ("Goodbye")  Less
    • Rhythm in Harlem Herself - Singer, Performer ("Oh What a Dream")  Less
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Self (24 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (7 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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