Career examplesRuth performed on television – I believe I saw her in 'Beauty and the Beast' - and on radio but she loved repertory. She acted for several seasons with the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. The programme notes for their 1969 production of "The Ghost Train" in which she played Miss Bourne include an outline of Ruth's career. With the Group Theatre she first played in Southwold in the 1930s as Lady Isabel in 'East Lynne'. Programme notes at Southwold state:
She has played in most good repertories and most London theatres – most recently the Comedy and the Royal Court and Manchester Library Theatreand her hobbies are given as “archaeology and ancient and comparative religion”.
When Ruth wasn't touring she divided her time between her Ealing flat and the Danby family home which was largely run by Stella. In 1974 this home moved from Yorkshire to Norfolk when Ian retired and two years later Stella died.