She was an actress, who is recognized for her starring as Kirk Douglas in the 1949 film Champion. One of her most appreciated roles was in the Alfred Hitchcock 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train. Her father was a barker in a carnival where as her mother was a dancer. As she had interest of being an actress from her early childhood, so she enrolled at Lee Dramatic School in Boston to pursue her career in acting.
Her personal life was full of ups and downs. Throughout her life, she was married thrice. Her first marriage lasted almost 5 years and the couple had raised a son from their marriage. She married her second husband in 1956 which was annulled in 1960. She was married to her third husband in 1976 until her death, they never filed for divorce. She died in her sleep due to natural cause, at the age of 76. She had no any child from her affairs or marriages except with her first husband.
Early Life and Education
Ruth Roman was born on December 22, 1922, in Lynn, Massachusetts, the U.S. to Lithuanian-Jewish parents, Mary Pauline (née Gold) and Abraham Roman. Her father was a barker in a carnival and mother was a dancer. She is American and belongs to the White-American ethnicity.
Roman was raised along with her two sisters, Anna Roman and Eva Roman. She lost her father when she was 8 and after her father died her mother sold the carnival.
Roman attended the William Blackstone School and Girl's High School in Boston. She joined the prestigious Bishop Lee Dramatic School in Boston and enhanced her skills in the New England Repertory Company and the Elizabeth Peabody Players.
Ruth Roman moved to New York City to find success on Broadway but she worked as a cigarette girl, a hat check girl and a model to make a living and save money.
Ruth Roman Affairs
First Affair with William Walsh
He is the very first boyfriend of Ruth. The two were in relationship for some months.
Second Affair with Steve Cochran
He is the second boyfriend of Ruth, who was a film, television and stage actor. He died on June 15, 1965.
Third Affair with Ronald Reagan
He was a politician and actor, who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Fourth Affair with John Agar
His actual name is John George Agar, Jr. who was an actor. He died on April 7, 2002 in Burbank, California.
Fifth Affair with Brad Dexter
He was one of Ruth's boyfriend, who was an actor. He died on December 11, 2002 in Rancho Mirage, California.