Camila Ashland

Camila Ashland
Born(1911-03-24)March 24, 1911
DiedSeptember 12, 2008(2008-09-12) (aged 97)
OccupationActress, singer
Spouse(s)James Vincent Russo

Camila Ashland (March 24, 1911 – September 12, 2008)[1] was an American actress, best known for her role as Minnie Du Val in Dark Shadows. Ashland was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Black Comedy/White Lies in 1967.


Ashland also starred on the soap opera General Hospital as Alice Grant from 1976–77, and in the 1983 NBC miniseries V and its 1984 sequel, V: The Final Battle, in which she played Ruby Engels. She made guest appearances on The Golden Girls, Cheers, St. Elsewhere, Hardcastle and McCormick, and Taxi.

Her film credits include Any Which Way You Can and 10. She appeared in 11 Broadway productions, including Darling of the Day (1968), Dear World, Follies (1971), and a 1973 Broadway revival of The Women.

Personal life

A victim of the Hollywood blacklist,[2] Ashland was married to James Vincent Russo, a Broadway director, with whom she adopted a son, Walter Russo (1956-2010).[3]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index: Camile Ashland Russo". FamilySearch. Archived from the original on January 9, 2017. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Blacklist". Retrieved February 15, 2018. Another actress, Camilla (sic) Ashland, who appeared on the television show Danger, physically resembled Madeline Lee; though she had no political past, her network too became the target of protest phone calls. Madeline Pierce, a 20-year veteran of radio, who again had no political past, was also ultimately blacklisted.
  3. ^ "Walter Russo obituary". The Desert Sun. October 31, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2018.

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