Day 21 of Noirvember: Trivia Tidbits

Not Norma.

Ruth Roman’s parents owned a carnival sideshow in Boston. Roman’s given name was Norma, but she was renamed Ruth after a fortune teller predicted that her original moniker would bring bad luck.

Years later, Roman and her son, Richard, were passengers aboard the Andrea Doria when the ocean liner collided with another ship. She and Richard were eventually rescued from the sinking ship, along with 750 other passengers.

Good thing her name wasn’t Norma.

See her in Champion (1949), The Window (1949), Beyond the Forest (1949), and Strangers on a Train (1951).

And join me tomorrow for Day 22 of Noirvember!

~ by shadowsandsatin on November 21, 2016.

3 Responses to “Day 21 of Noirvember: Trivia Tidbits”

  1. Because she was Jewish, Ruth Roman was never “christened” Norma or anything else.

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