Ruth Drew (1915 - 1985)

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Ruth Drew
1915 - 1985
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May 22, 1915
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October 1985
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Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico 87108
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Ruth Drew was born on May 22, 1915. She died in October 1985 at 70 years of age. We know that Ruth Drew had been residing in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico 87108.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ruth Drew passed away in October 1985 at age 70. She was born on May 22, 1915. We have no information about Ruth's family or relationships. We know that Ruth Drew had been residing in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico 87108.

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In 1915, in the year that Ruth Drew was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1922, at the age of only 7 years old, Ruth was alive when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1939, when she was 24 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1947, by the time she was 32 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1985, in the year of Ruth Drew's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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