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Rutanya Alda
Born Rutanya Skrastiņa
October 13, 1942 (1942-10-13) (age 67)
Riga, Latvia
Other name(s) Ratanya Alda
Ruth Alda
Occupation Actress
Years active 1968–present
Spouse(s) Richard Bright (1977-2006; his death)
Not to be confused with the Alda acting family, consisting of son Alan and father Robert.

Rutanya Alda (born October 13, 1942) is an American actress.

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Life

Rutanya Alda was born as Rutanya Skrastiņa in Riga, Latvia, the daughter of Vera (née Ozoliņš), a businesswoman, and Jānis Skrastiņš, a poet.[1] She was married to actor Richard Bright from 1977 until his death in 2006; they had one child.

Career

Alda may be best known for her roles in The Deer Hunter as Steven's wife, Angela, as well as for Mommie Dearest and Amityville II: The Possession - being nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award two years in succession (1981 and 1982) for the latter roles. She also appeared on numerous TV programs, such as Cold Case, Crime Scene Investigation and as a featured character on the Ron Perlman / Linda Hamilton TV series, Beauty and the Beast.

Filmography

TV series appearances

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