Name Rutanya Alda
|Years active 1968–present|
Children Jeremy Bright
|Full Name Rutanya Skrastina|
Born October 13, 1942 (age 73) (1942-10-13) Riga, Latvia
Spouse Richard Bright (m. 1977–2006)
Parents Janis Skrastins, Vera Ozolins
Movies Mommie Dearest, Amityville II: The Possession, The Deer Hunter, Late Phases, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Similar People Richard Bright, Oliver Macready, James Olson, Jack Magner, Chuck Aspegren
Other names Ruth Alda, Ruth Avots
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Rutanya Alda (born October 13, 1942) is a Latvian-American actress.
- Mommie dearest star dishes faye dunaway carol ann rutanya alda bares all at sf s castro theatre
- Marc huestis presents rutanya alda s mommie dearest diary
- Selected TV series appearances
Marc huestis presents rutanya alda s mommie dearest diary
Rutanya Alda was born as Rutanya Alda Skrastiņa in Riga, Latvia, the daughter of Vera (née Ozoliņš), a businesswoman, and Jānis Skrastiņš, a poet. She was married to actor Richard Bright from 1977 until his death in 2006; they had one son, Jeremy.
With a career spanning nearly 50 years in show business and over a hundred roles, Alda might be best known for her performances in The Deer Hunter as Steven's wife, Angela, as well as for the cult classic Mommie Dearest, as loyal Crawford housekeeper Carol Ann, and Amityville II: The Possession, having been nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award two years in succession (1982 and 1983) for the latter roles. She has also won a Clio and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Additionally, Alda has appeared in numerous television programs, such as Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and as a featured character in the Ron Perlman/Linda Hamilton TV series Beauty and the Beast, as well as commercials and stage work.