Camila Ashland

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Camila Ashland
Born (1911-03-24)March 24, 1911
New York City, U.S.
Died September 12, 2008(2008-09-12) (aged 97)
Palm Desert, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Spouse(s) James Vincent Russo
Children Walter Russo

Camila Ashland (March 24, 1911 – September 12, 2008)[1] was an American actress, best known for her role as Minnie Du Val in the cult series 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[edit]

She was married to James Vincent Russo, a Broadway director, with whom she adopted a son, Walter Russo (1956-2010), who died of esophageal cancer.[2]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ ["United States Social Security Death Index", database, FamilySearch ( May 20, 2014), Camile Ashland Russo, 12 Sep 2008; SS Death Index] accessed November 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Walter Russo obituary,; October 31, 2016.

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