Litchfield, Ruby Beatrice, (Dame, DBE, OBE) (-2001)

Also known as
Litchfield, R.
Litchfield, R. (-2001)
Litchfield, Ruby, (Dame) (-2001)
Litchfield, Ruby Beatrice, (Dame, DBE, OBE) (1912-2001)
Litchfield, Ruby Beatrice (-2001)
Skinner, Ruby Beatrice (1912-2001)
Field of activity
Community Worker; Actor; Director; Producer
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an58768720
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-742064

Biographies

Ruby Litchfield is an Australian Actor, Director, Producer, who is mentioned in 30 events in the AusStage database

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Ruby Litchfield was appointed as a Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 13 June 1981 for service to the performing arts and the community. She had earlier been appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil), on 1 January 1959, for social welfare.

Ruby Beatrice Litchfield (née Skinner) was born in Subiaco, Western Australia on 5 September 1912. She died on 14 August 2001. She grew up in Adelaide, attended North Adelaide Primary School and Presbyterian Girls' College. Litchfield's work and interests spanned theatre, tennis, and service to many community and charity organisations. She directed 35 plays for the Adelaide Repertory Theatre up until 1983, and acted in several plays. She was South Australian hard-court tennis champion three years in a row (1932-1935), and President of the Sportswomen's Association from 1969-1974. Litchfield was the first woman appointed to the Board of the Adelaide Festival Trust (1971). She was also a board member of the Adelaide Festival of Arts and chair of the Youth Performing Arts Council.

Her involvement in the community and charity sectors included services for the Queen Victoria Maternity Hospital, the Kidney Foundation, the Red Cross Society (South Australia), the Crippled Children's Association, the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Research Foundation and the Regency Park Centre for Young Disabled.

For her community work, Litchfield was appointed OBE (1959). She was later awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal (1977). Litchfield was further honoured in 1981, being appointed DBE, this time for service to the performing arts and the community.

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AusStage

  1. Ruby Litchfield's network
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  2. Ruby Litchfield's map
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  3. The Love of Four Colonels
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1961-08-15]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  4. The Miracle Worker
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1965-08-14]
    A performance staged at the Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  5. The Miracle Worker
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1965-08-14]
    A performance staged at the Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  6. The Affair
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1966-08-06]
    A performance staged at the Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  7. The Affair
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1966-08-06]
    A performance staged at the Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  8. Full House
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1950-09-06]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  9. The Rope Dancers
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1962-08-14]
    A performance staged at the Australia Hall, Adelaide, SA
  10. Ring Round the Moon
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1958-04-12]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  11. Conduct Unbecoming
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1983-05-28]
    A performance staged at the Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  12. Music at Night
    Litchfield, Ruby (Actor)
    [1954-06-29]
    A performance staged at the Unley Town Hall, Unley, SA
  13. Full House
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1950-09-06]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  14. The Heiress
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1955-03-01]
    A performance staged at the Unley Town Hall, Unley, SA
  15. Duet for Two Hands
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1952-11-11]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  16. Shipwreck
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1951-05-08]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  17. Festival Time
    Litchfield, Ruby (Actor)
    [1944-11-11]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  18. To Have and to Hold
    Litchfield, Ruby (Actor)
    [1945-04-14]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  19. Ross
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1967-09-30]
    A performance staged at the Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  20. Ross
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1967-09-30]
    A performance staged at the Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  21. The Haxtons
    Litchfield, Ruby (Actor)
    [1943-08-28]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  22. The Life and Death of King John
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1952-05-13]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  23. Saloon Bar
    Litchfield, Ruby (Actor)
    [1944-03-11]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  24. Hedda Gabler
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1964-09-26]
    A performance staged at the Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  25. Hedda Gabler
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1964-09-26]
    A performance staged at the Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  26. Hedda Gabler
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1964-09-26]
    A performance staged at the Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  27. The Happy Time
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1954-03-01]
    A performance staged at the Unley Town Hall, Unley, SA
  28. Don't Listen Ladies!
    Litchfield, Ruby (Actor)
    [1953-02-24]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  29. Ring Round the Moon
    Litchfield, Ruby (Producer)
    [1953-08-11]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  30. Romanoff and Juliet
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1963-06-17]
    A performance staged at the Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  31. You Never Can Tell
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1945-09-04]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  32. Sons of the Morning
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1946-04-06]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  33. Dear Brutus
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1947-09-08]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  34. On Borrowed Time
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1948-04-28]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  35. Men in Shadow
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1949-07-12]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  36. Claudia
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1950-06-27]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  37. Inherit the Wind
    Litchfield, Ruby (Director)
    [1960-08-16]
    A performance staged at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Australian Women's Register

  1. Litchfield, Ruby Beatrice
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Dame Ruby : a person for the people
    Lloyd, Tim
    [2001]
    Series: IspartOf Advertiser
  3. A champion of the arts
    Archdall, Susan
    [2001]
    Series: IspartOf Advertiser
  4. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  5. S.A.'s greats: the men and women of the North Terrace plaques
    Healey, John
    [Adelaide]
    Published: Historical Society of South Australia
  6. The World Who's Who of Women
    [Cambridge]
    Published: Melrose Press
  7. Who's Who of Australian Women
    Lofthouse, Andrea
    [North Ryde (NSW)]
    Published: Methuen Australia

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