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Katharine Juliet Ross was born January 29, 1940, in Hollywood, CA, to Katherine (née Washburn) and Dudley Tying Ross. Her father, who also worked as a reporter for the Associated Press, was a commander in the US Navy when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto, and finally to Walnut Creek, outside of ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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The Graduate Elaine Robinson
(1967)
The Stepford Wives Joanna Eberhart
(1975)
Donnie Darko Dr. Lilian Thurman
(2001)

Filmography

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 2019 Attachments
Eileen
 2017/I The Hero
Valarie Hayden
 2016 American Dad! (TV Series)
Angela / Sickly Lady
- Portrait of Francine's Genitals (2016) ... Angela (voice)
- Kiss Kiss Cam Cam (2016) ... Sickly Lady (voice)
 2016 Family Guy (TV Series)
Mayor West's Mother
- The Heartbreak Dog (2016) ... Mayor West's Mother (voice)
 2015 Slip, Tumble & Slide
Charlene Stevens
 2013 Wini + George (Short)
Wini
 2006 Eye of the Dolphin
Lucy
 2004 Capital City (TV Movie)
 2002 Don't Let Go
Charlene Stevens
 2001 Donnie Darko
Dr. Lilian Thurman
 1997 Home Before Dark
Rose
 1991 Conagher (TV Movie)
Evie Teale
 1991 A Climate for Killing
Grace Hines
 1988 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Maggie's Mother
- Tattle: When to Tell on a Friend (1988) ... Maggie's Mother
 1985-1987 The Colbys (TV Series)
Francesca Colby
- Crossroads (1987) ... Francesca Colby
- The Dead End (1987) ... Francesca Colby
- Betrayals (1987) ... Francesca Colby
- Devil's Advocate (1987) ... Francesca Colby
- Return Engagement (1987) ... Francesca Colby
 1986 Houston: The Legend of Texas (TV Movie)
Susannah Dickinson (uncredited)
 1986 Red Headed Stranger
Laurie
 1983 Secrets of a Mother and Daughter (TV Movie)
Ava Pryce
 1983 Travis McGee (TV Movie)
Gretel Howard
 1982 Wait Until Dark (TV Movie)
Suzy Hendrix
 1982 The Shadow Riders (TV Movie)
Kate Connery / Sister Katherine
 1982 Wrong Is Right
Sally Blake
 1982 Marian Rose White (TV Movie)
Nurse Bonnie MacNeil
 1981 Murder in Texas (TV Movie)
Ann Kurth Hill
 1980 Rodeo Girl (TV Movie)
Sammy Garrett
 1980 The Final Countdown
Laurel Scott
 1979 Murder by Natural Causes (TV Movie)
Allison Sinclair
 1978 The Legacy
Margaret Walsh
 1978 The Swarm
Capt. Helena Anderson
 1978 The Betsy
Sally / Brian Hardeman's wife
 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Mira Hauser
 1976 Wanted: The Sundance Woman (TV Movie)
Etta Place / Mrs. Sundance / Annie Martin / ...
 1976 Origins of the Mafia (TV Mini Series)
Rosa Mastrangelo
- Omertà (1976) ... Rosa Mastrangelo
 1975 The Stepford Wives
Joanna Eberhart
 1974 Chance and Violence
Docteur Constance Weber
 1972 They Only Kill Their Masters
Kate Bingham
 1972 Get to Know Your Rabbit
Terrific-Looking Girl
 1970 Fools
Anais Appleton
 1968 Hellfighters
Tish Buckman
 1967 The Graduate
Elaine Robinson
 1967 Games
Jennifer Montgomery
 1967 The Longest Hundred Miles
Laura Huntington
 1966 The Road West (TV Series)
Rachel Adams
- To Light a Candle (1966) ... Rachel Adams
 1966 Preview Tonight (TV Series)
Asenath
- Great Bible Adventures: Seven Rich Years and Seven Lean (1966) ... Asenath (as Katherine Ross)
 1966 Mister Buddwing
Janet
 1966 The Singing Nun
Nicole Arlien
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Sheila Parnell
- The Night of the Double-Edged Knife (1965) ... Sheila Parnell
 1965 The Loner (TV Series)
Sue Sullivan
- Widow on the Evening Stage (1965) ... Sue Sullivan (as Katherine Ross)
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Maria
- Winner Lose All (1965) ... Maria
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Laura Beaumont
- The Cold, Cold War of Paul Bryan (1965) ... Laura Beaumont
 1965 Shenandoah
Ann
 1964-1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Liz Beaumont / Susan
- The Lady (1965) ... Liz Beaumont
- Crooked Mile (1964) ... Susan
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Gloria
- Terror Island (1965) ... Gloria
 1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Bonnie Brooke
- The Bonnie Brooke Story (1965) ... Bonnie Brooke
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Mrs. Bellway
- Faculty Follies: Part 2 (1965) ... Mrs. Bellway (as Katherine Ross)
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Jenny Hendricks
- Dark Challenge (1964) ... Jenny Hendricks
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Marie Costeau
- The Evidence of Things Not Seen (1964) ... Marie Costeau
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Ann Howard
- Plague (1964) ... Ann Howard
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Marietta Valera
- Signals of an Ancient Flame (1964) ... Marietta Valera
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Carol Brandt
- The Dividing Wall (1963) ... Carol Brandt
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Elizabeth Sharp
- Fall from a White Horse (1963) ... Elizabeth Sharp
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Janet Bollington
- Are There Any More Out There Like You? (1963) ... Janet Bollington
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Teresa Parrelli
- A Split Week in San Quentin (1962) ... Teresa Parrelli
 1957 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "The Trial of Lizzie Borden")
- Lizzie Borden (1957) ... (segment "The Trial of Lizzie Borden") (as Katherine Ross)
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Other Works:

Stage play: "Kimberly Akimbo" by David Lindsay-Abaire; played Kimberly, at Malibu Stage Company, Malibu, California. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 6 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Katherine Ross

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

Sam Elliott  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Elliot, Cleo Rose

Parents:

Ross (Hall), Katharine W. | Ross, Dudley T.
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Personal Quote:

[in 1974, about a film she shot in France, Chance and Violence (1974)] What the hell, I got a trip to the French Riviera out of it. It was shot in Nice. I have no idea how good it is. I spoke English and [Yves Montand] spoke French and the whole thing was dubbed. See more »

Trivia:

Born to journalist Dudley Tying Ross (1906-1991), originally from upstate New York, and his wife Katherine (1909-1993). There is some confusion regarding her mother's background; the Social Security Death Index says she was born in Oklahoma, while the 1940 Federal Census says Indiana. Her mother's maiden name is also reported variously as either Hall, Mullen or Washburn. One of these might be a ... See more »

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Aquarius

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