Citizen Kane actress Ruth Warrick has died in New York. She was 89.

After her debut in the 1941 classic - in which legendary film-maker Orson WELLES handpicked her to play his wife - Warrick starred in a series of Hollywood films, including a role in the same year's CORSICAN BROTHERS.

But she was best-known for her part as PHOEBE TYLER WALLINGFORD in the long-running American soap All My Children, which first aired in 1970.

Warrick is survived by three children, a grandson and six great-grandchildren.

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