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Ruth Gordon

Ruth Gordon Jones (October 30, 1896 – August 28, 1985) was an American actress, screenwriter and playwright. Gordon began her career performing on Broadway at age nineteen. Known for her nasal voice and distinctive personality, she gained international recognition and critical acclaim for film roles that continued into her seventies and eighties. Her later work included performances in Rosemary's Baby (1968), Where's Poppa? (1970), Harold and Maude (1971), Every Which Way but Loose (1978) and Any Which Way You Can (1980). In addition to her acting career, Gordon wrote numerous plays, film scripts, and books, most notably co-writing the screenplay for the 1949 film Adam's Rib. Gordon won an Oscar, an Emmy, and two Golden Globe Awards for her acting, as well as received three Academy Award nominations for her writing. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ruth Gordon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 30, 1896 In Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Abe Lincoln in Illinois 1940-02-22
Latest Project:
Movie The Trouble with Spies 1987-12-04
Known For
Poster of The Trouble with Spies
Poster of Any Which Way You Can
Poster of Every Which Way But Loose
Poster of Harold and Maude
Movie The Trouble with Spies Mrs. Arkwright 1987-12-04
Movie The Ten-Year Lunch Herself - Participant 1987-09-28
Movie Maxie Mrs. Lavin 1985-09-27
Movie Voyage of the Rock Aliens The Sheriff 1984-03-09
Movie Delta Pi Mugsy 1984-04-01
Series Newhart Blanche Devane 1982-10-02
Movie Jimmy the Kid Bernice 1982-11-12
Movie Don't Go to Sleep Bernice 1982-12-10
Movie My Bodyguard Gramma Peache 1980-07-11
Movie Any Which Way You Can Senovia 'Ma' Boggs 1980-12-17
Movie Boardwalk Becky Rosen 1979-11-14
Movie Scavenger Hunt Arvilla Droll 1979-12-21
Series Taxi Dee Wilcox 1978-09-12
Movie Perfect Gentlemen Ms. Cavagarno 1978-03-14
Movie Every Which Way But Loose Ma Boggs 1978-12-16
Movie The Prince of Central Park Mrs. Miller 1977-06-17
Series The Love Boat Mrs. Warner 1977-09-24
Movie The Big Bus Old Lady 1976-06-23
Movie Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby Minnie Castevet 1976-10-29
Movie The Great Houdinis Cecilia Weiss 1976-10-08
Series Medical Story Unknown 1975-09-04
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Rhoda Unknown 1974-09-09
Movie Isn't It Shocking? Marge Savage 1973-10-02
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series Emergency! Lenore 1972-01-22
Series Columbo Abigail Mitchell 1971-09-15
Movie Harold and Maude Dame Marjorie "Maude" Chardin 1971-12-20
Movie Where’s Poppa? Mrs. Hocheiser 1970-11-10
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Movie What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? Mrs Dimmock 1969-08-20
Series The Dick Cavett Show Herself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie Rosemary's Baby Minnie Castevet 1968-06-12
Movie Blithe Spirit Madame Arcati 1966-12-07
Movie Lord Love a Duck Stella Bernard 1966-02-21
Movie Inside Daisy Clover The Dealer - Mrs. Clover 1965-12-22
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Edge of Darkness Anna Stensgard 1943-04-09
Movie Action in the North Atlantic Mrs. Sarah Jarvis 1943-06-12
Movie Two-Faced Woman Ruth Ellis 1941-12-31
Movie Abe Lincoln in Illinois Mary Todd Lincoln 1940-02-22
Movie Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Mrs. Ehrlich 1940-02-23