Ruth Nelson on her deathbed in 'Wilson'
Ruth Nelson (1905 - 1992)
Mrs. John Cromwell
Stepmother of James Cromwell
Wilson (1944) [First Lady Ellen Wilson]: Dies (off-screen) of kidney disease. (The actual cause of death isn't mentioned in the film, but the facts are a matter of historic record.) She is shown lying on her deathbed, and her subsequent death is indicated by a shot of a black wreath on the White House doors.
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