Ruth Ford (Performer) | Playbill

Ruth Ford


Ms. Ford became acquainted with many artists early on through her brother, the noted bohemian writer Charles Henri Ford (“The Young and Evil”), who traveled in rarified creative circles, was the editor of the Surrealist magazine View (1940-1947) and was romantically linked to Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew. "As a brother and sister team, they were quite spectacular," said Allen Frame, a family friend. In the 1930s, Ms. Ford did some modeling work for photographers such as Carl Van Vechten, Man Ray and Cecil Beaton. She appeared on the covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Mademoiselle. Novelist Faulkner she had already known from her days attending the University of Mississippi; she dated both his brother and his nephew. She later wrote a film adaptation on his “Sanctuary,” which was directed in 1961 by Tony Richardson.

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  • Born: Jul 07, 1915 in Brookhaven, Mississippi
  • Death: Aug 11, 2009 in New York, New York

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