Ruth Carol Hussey was born on 30 October 1911, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She was educated at the Pembroke College in Brown University and at the University of Michigan School of Drama. She then worked as a model for the Powers Agency and did some stage acting, in New York. In 1937, Ruth Hussey made her film debut in Big City and was Anette in Madame X. In 1938, Ruth Hussey appeared as Jane in Man-Proof, Margaret Lee in Judge Hardy's Children, Nadine Piermont Kent in Hold That Kiss, Joan Thayer in Rich Man, Poor Girl, Peggy Norton in Time Out for Murder, Kate McKim in Spring Madness and Duchesse de Polignac in Marie Antoinette opposite Norma Shearer (1902-1983) as Queen Marie Antoinette, Tyrone Power as Count Hans Axel de Fersen, John Barrymore as King Louis XV, Robert Morley as King Louis XVI, Anita Louise (1915-1970) as Princesse de Lamballe, Gladys George (1904-1954) as Madame du Barry, Joseph Schildkraut as Duke of Orleans and Marilyn Knowlden as Princesse Marie Thérèse Charlotte, Madame Royale. In 1939, as Eve in Honolulu, Mary Turner in Within the Law, Sybil Ames in Maisie, Miss Watts in The Women, Helen Ingram in Blackmail, Lily Cole in Fast and Furious and Dorothy Waters in Another Thin Man. In 1940, Elizabeth Browne in Northwest Passage, Charlotte in Susan and God, Lorna Gary in Flight Command and Elizabeth Imbrie in The Philadelphia Story. Ruth Hussey was nominated an Academy Award for The Philadelphia Story. In 1941, she played Martha Gray in Free and Easy,Susan Drake in Our Wife, Norma Haven in Married Bachelor and Cordelia Motford Pulham in H.M. Pulham, Esq. Ruth Hussey married Charles Robert Longenecker on 9 August 1942. The couple had three children. In 1942, she starred as Daisy Denton in Pierre of the Plains and Eliza McCardle Johnson in Tennessee Johnson. In 1943, as Barbara Thomas in Tender Comrade. In 1944, Pamela Fitzgerald in The Uninvited and Ellen Foster in Marine Raiders. In 1945, Hedy Fredericks in Bedside Manner. In 1948, Eve Meredith Curtis in I, Jane Doe. In 1949, Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby. In 1950, Meg Norton in Louisa and Lorna Marvis in Mr. Music. In 1951, Ann Jackson in That's My Boy. In 1952, Christine Powell in Woman of the North Country and Jennie Sousa in Stars and Stripes Forever. In 1953, Nora Connors in The Lady Wants Mink. In 1960, Mary Gilbert in The Facts of Life. Her husband, Charles Robert Longenecker died on 10 December 2002. Ruth Hussey died on 19 April 2005, in Newbury Park, California, USA.
Marie Sophie Friederike of Hesse-Kassel was born on 28 October 1767, in Hanau. She was the daughter of Princess Louise of Denmark and Norway (30 January 1750 - 12 January 1831) and Charles, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel. Her maternal grandparents were Louise of Great Britain, Queen Consort of Denmark and Norway (7 December 1724 - 19 December 1751) and Frederick V, King of Denmark and Norway (31 March 1723 - 13 January 1766). Her paternal grandparents were Princess Mary of Great Britain and Frederick II of Hesse-Kassel. Marie Sophie's parents were married on 30 August 1766, at Christiansborg Slot, in Copenhagen. Her siblings were: Prince Wilhelm of Hesse-Kassel (15 January 1769 - 14 July 1772), Prince Frederik of Hesse-Kassel (24 May 1771 - 24 February 1845), Princess Juliane of Hesse-Kassel (19 January 1773 - 11 March 1860), Prince Christian of Hesse-Kassel (14 August 1776 - 14 November 1814) and Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (28 September 1789 - 13 March 1867). Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel married Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark (28 January 1768 - 3 December 1839) on 31 July 1790, in Gottorp. He was the son of Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Queen Consort of Denmark and Norway (11 July 1751 - 10 May 1775) and Christian VII, King of Denmark and Norway (29 January 1749 - 13 March 1808). The couple had eight children.
The Children of Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel and Frederick VI:
Prince Christian of Denmark (22 September 1791 - 23 September 1791)
Princess Marie Louise of Denmark (19 November 1792 - 12 October 1793)
Princess Caroline of Denmark (28 October 1793 - 30 March 1881) Married Frederick Ferdinand of Denmark.
Princess Louise of Denmark (21 August 1795 - 7 December 1795)
Prince Christian of Denmark (1 September 1797 - 5 September 1797)
Princess Juliana Louise of Denmark (12 February 1802 - 23 February 1802)
Princess Frederikke Marie of Denmark (3 June 1805 - 14 July 1805)
Princess Wilhelmine of Denmark (18 January 1808 - 30 May 1891) Married 1st: Prince Frederick of Denmark in 1828. Married 2nd: Karl, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg in 1838.
Her father-in-law, Christian VII died on 13 March 1808, in Rendsburg. He was interred in Roskilde Cathedral. He was succeeded by her husband, as Frederick VI. Frederick VI died on 3 December 1839, at Amalienborg Palace, in Copenhagen. He was succeeded by his cousin, as Christian VIII. Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel died aged 84, on 22 March 1852, at Frederiksberg Palace. She was interred in Roskilde Cathedral.
Margaret, Landgravine of Hesse (22 April 1868 - 22 January 1940)
His uncle, Friedrich Wilhelm IV died on 2 January 1861. He was succeeded by his father, as Wilhelm I. Wilhelm I was proclaimed German Emperor on 18 January 1871, in the Hall of Mirrors, at the Château de Versailles, in Versailles, France. Wilhelm I died on 9 March 1888, in Berlin. He was interred in the Mausoleum of Charlottenburg Palace, in Berlin. He was succeeded by his son, as Friedrich III. Friedrich III died on 15 June 1888. He was interred in the Royal Mausoleum of the Friedenskirche, in Potsdam. He was succeeded by his son, as Wilhelm II. His mother, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar died on 7 January 1890, in Berlin. She was buried in the Mausoleum of Charlottenburg. Victoria died on 5 August 1901, in Friedrichshof, Germany. She was interred on 13 August 1901, in Friedenskirche, Potsdam.
The Children of Marie of Prussia and Maximilian II:
Ludwig II, King of Bavaria (25 August 1846 - 13 June 1886)
Otto Wilhelm Luitpold Adalbert Waldemar (27 April 1848 - 11 October 1916)
Ludwig I abdicated on 20 March 1848, in favour of his son, as Maximilian II. Maximilian II died on 10 March 1864, in Munich. He was interred at the Theatinerkirche, in Munich. He was succeeded by his son, as Ludwig II. Ludwig II and Dr. von Gudden were found dead at 11:30 p.m. on 13 June 1886, in the water near Lake Starnberg. He was interred at the St. Michael's Church, in Munich. Marie of Prussia died aged 63, on 17 May 1889, at Hohenschwangau Castle, in Bavaria. She was interred at the Theatinerkirche.
"I love all beautiful things in life, treasure the time I spend with the ones I adore; to travel, to explore, to ease my passion for history and knowledge. I am the one with a big bag, a camera and a notebook - searching for traces from ancient eras. I believe we must learn the past, to understand our time. Centuries changes - not human nature." Ann de Laurén