The day after the 2005 Academy Award ceremony former castmate Kelly Ripa expressed her outrage on her national television show Live with Regis and Kelly that Warrick had not been included in the annual memorial tribute to actors who had died in the previous year on the telecast. When Ruth Warrick auditioned for the part Ruth Warrick read with Welles. After her death her family put much of her estate in an auction.
(She made her film debut as Kane's first wife. ) Over the years Ruth Warrick collected several books about Orson Welles and Citizen Kane in which Ruth Warrick would write "Property of Ruth Warrick Mrs.