Ruth Kobart

Ruth Kobart


Ruth Kobart, the respected character actress who was Tony Award-nominated for playing the blowsy wife, Domina, in Broadway's original A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, died Dec. 14, 2002, at her home in San Francisco after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Ms. Kobart was 78 and had a long association with American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco since first performing there in its inaugural season, in 1967. Her memorable credits nationally included Miss Jones in Broadway's How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (and in the film) and introducing regional audiences to the nasty-funny nature of Miss Hannigan in the splashy first national tour of Annie in the late 1970s. A memorial celebrating the life of Ruth Kobart will be held on Sunday, March 9, 2003, at 7 PM, at the Geary Theater, 215 Geary Street, San Francisco. It will be open to the public.

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  • Born: Apr 24, 1924 in Des Moines, IA, USA
  • Death: Dec 14, 2002 in San Francisco, CA, USA


Tony Award
1963 Best Featured Actress in a Musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Nominee