After her death Ruth was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.
Had a bit part in the 1946 Marx Brothers film A Night in Casablanca.
Co-starred with Milton Berle in the 1949 film Always Leave Them Laughing.
Ruth Roman appeared in only three films during the 1960's preferring to concentrate on TV work and raising her son.
Was among many contract players released by Universal studio in 1957. The same thing had happened or would happen at nearly every studio in Hollywood.
Left Warner Brothers studio after the birth of her son in 1952. Later signed on with Universal studio.
Once had an Appaloosa racehorse named after her.
According to Hollywood lore, Roman was once a knife thrower at a carnival in Revere Beach, MA during her teens.
Played villainous roles on episodes of The Untouchables, Tarzan, and Mission: Impossible among other TV guest shots although she frequently played sympathetic parts in her movie appearances.
Began acting at age 9 in community theatre.
Won the Sarah Siddons Award for outstanding stage work in Chicago theatre in 1959.
Son Richard Hall was born in 1952.
Co-starred in the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Strangers on a Train, with Farley Granger and Robert Walker.
Co-starred with Kirk Douglas in the 1949 boxing film Champion.
First major film role was as the title character in the serial Jungle Queen.
Real name was Norma Roman.
Roman was a graduate of the Bishop Lee Dramatic School in Boston.
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is located at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard.
Ruth Roman was married three times. She was married to Mortimer Hall from 1950-55, to Budd Moss from 1956-64, and to Bill Wilson from 1974 until her death in 1999. She had one son with Hall named Richard.
Ruth Roman and her four year old son, Dickie, were real life survivors of the crash of the cruise ship Andrea Doria in 1956. The ship collided with a Swedish liner off the coast of Nantucket. Roman and her young son became separated during the rescue and she spent several anxious hours on shore awaiting his arrival in a different rescue boat.
Dated Ronald Reagan for a time in the late 1940's.