Ruth Ellis Essay

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The Ruth Ellis Case Ruth Ellis was born in the welsh seaside town of Ryhl, the 3rd of 6 children. During her childhood her family moved to basingstroke. Ruth attended fairfields seniour girls school in basingstoke, leaving at the age of 14 to work as a waitress. Shortly afterwards, in 1941 at the height of the blitz, the Nielsons moved to london. In 1944, 17 year old Ruth became pregnant by a married canadian soldier named clare and gave birth to a son, who she named clare andrea neilson known as andy. The father sent money for about a year, then stopped. The child eventually went to live with Ruths mother. Ruth became a nightclub hostess through nude modelling work, which paid signifficantly more than the various factory and clerical jobs she had since leaving school. Morris Conley, the manager of the court club in Duke street, where she worked,blackmailed his hostess employees into sleeping with him. Early in 1950 she became pregnant by one of her regular customers, having taken up prostetution. She had this pregnancy terminated illegally in the 3rd month and returned to work as soon as she could. On 8th November 1950, she married 41 year old George Ellis, a devorced dentist with 2 sons, at the register office in Tonbridge Kent. He had beeen a consumer at the court club. He was a violent alchaholic, jealous and possesive, and the marridge deterioated rappidly because he was cobvinced she was having an affair. Ruth left him several times but always returned. In 1951, while 4 months pregnant, Ruth appeared, uncredited, as a beauty queen in the rank film lady godiva rides again. She subsequently gave birth to a daughter Georgina, but George refused to acknowledge parenity and they seperated shortly afterwards. Ruth and her daughter moved in with her parents and she went back to hostessing to make ends meet. In 1953, Ruth became the manager of a

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