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From Ruby Stevens to Barbara Stanwyck | Biography Series Part 1
Barbara Stanwyck Biography | Part 1 Barbara Stanwyck came from the “mean streets”, she was born Ruby Stevens in Brooklyn a hot summer day in July of 1907. One can easily see Stanwyck sliding into the stilettos of one the complicated and hard-broiled heroines Scorsese cooked up in the ‘70s. She would easily embody many a 'tough mudder' of the silver screen during her own time, of course. But the pathos of her performances, the devastating allure of Barbara Stanwyck, was built on the foundations of her former self: little hard luck Ruby Stevens. Who was Ruby Stevens? Ruby Stevens: