Mary Ruthledge
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Guiding Light
The Right to Happiness
Portrayed by: Mercedes McCambridge (1937-1939)
Sarajane Wells (1939-1941 & 1943-1944)
Vivian Fridell (1942)
Duration: 1937-1939, 1940-1944 (GL)
1939-1940 (TRTH)
First appearance: January 25, 1937 (GL)
October 16, 1939 (TRTH)
Last appearance: April 6, 1944 (GL)
January 19, 1940 (TRTH)
Cause/reason: Left town with Ned Holden
Created by: Irna Phillips
Gender: Female
Cause of death: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Residence: Five Points, Illinois
Parents: John Ruthledge
(father, deceased)
Unknown woman
(mother, deceased)
Siblings: Ned Holden
(paternal adopted half-brother, deceased)
Marital status: Single
Past marriage(s): Ned Holden
(dissolved; 1941-19??)
Children: Steven Ruthledge
(son, with Ned)
Unnamed child
(daughter, with Ned)
Romances: Ned Holden
(lovers, deceased)

Mary Ruthledge (formerly Holden) was a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap opera Guiding Light.

Actress History:Edit

  • Mercedes McCambridge (GL: 01/1937-10/1939)
  • Sarajane Wells (TRTH: 10/1939-01/1940 & GL: 01/1940-12/1941)
  • Vivian Fridell (GL: 03/1942-12/1942)

Character History:Edit

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