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Ruth Gordon (I) (1896–1985)


When Ruth Gordon convinced her father, a sea captain, to let her pursue acting she came to New York and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She acted in a few silents made at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1915. She made her Broadway debut in "Peter Pan" as Nibs the same year. The next 20 years she spent on stage, even appearing at the Old ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby Minnie Castevet
(1968)
Harold and Maude
(1971)
Inside Daisy Clover
Inside Daisy Clover The Dealer - Mrs. Clover
(1965)

Filmography

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 1987 The Trouble with Spies
Mrs. Arkwright
 1985 Maxie
Mrs. Lavin
 1984 Delta Pi
Mugsy
 1984 The Secret World of the Very Young (TV Movie)
Mary
 1984 Voyage of the Rock Aliens
Sheriff
 1983-1984 Newhart (TV Series)
Blanche Devane
 1982 Don't Go to Sleep (TV Movie)
Bernice
 1982 Jimmy the Kid
Bernice
 1980 My Bodyguard
Gramma
 1980 Hardhat and Legs (TV Movie)
Grandmother (uncredited)
 1979 That's Life (rumored)
 1979 Scavenger Hunt
Arvilla Droll
 1979 Boardwalk
Becky Rosen
 1979 Taxi (TV Series)
Dee Wilcox
 1978 Perfect Gentlemen (TV Movie)
Mrs. Cavagnaro
 1977 Columbo (TV Series)
Abigail Mitchell
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mrs. Warner
 1977 The Prince of Central Park (TV Movie)
Mrs. Miller
 1976 Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (TV Movie)
Minnie Castevet
 1976 The Great Houdini (TV Movie)
Cecilia Weiss
 1976 The Big Bus
Old Lady
 1976 Emergency! (TV Series)
Lenore
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Emily Dobson
 1975 Rhoda (TV Series)
Carlton's Mother
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
Miss Eudora Temple
 1973 Isn't It Shocking? (TV Movie)
Marge Savage
 1971 Harold and Maude
Maude
 1970 Where's Poppa?
Mrs. Hocheiser
 1969 What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?
Mrs. Dimmock
 1968 Rosemary's Baby
Minnie Castevet
 1966 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie)
Madame Arcati
 1966 Lord Love a Duck
Mrs. Barnard
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover
The Dealer - Mrs. Clover
 1965 The Loved One (scenes deleted)
 1950 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series)
Paula Wharton
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
Mrs. Sarah Jarvis
 1943 Edge of Darkness
Anna Stensgard
 1941 Two-Faced Woman
Miss Ellis
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Mrs. Ehrlich
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Mary Todd Lincoln
 1915 Camille
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1915 Madame Butterfly
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1915 The Whirl of Life
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (13 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (27 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Saturday's Children. Comedy. Written by Maxwell Anderson. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Booth Theatre (moved to The Forrest Theatre from 9 Apr 1928- close): 26 Jan 1927- Apr 1928 (closng date unknown/328 performances). Cast: Richard Barbee (as "Willie Sands"), Humphrey Bogart (as "Rims O'Neil"), Beulah Bondi (as "Mrs. Gorlik")... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on winning the Oscar at age 72, after more than fifty years in show business.] I can't tell you how encouraging a thing like this is. The first film that I was ever in was in 1915, and here we are, and it's 1969. Actually, I don't know why it took me so long, though I don't think, you know, that I'm backward. Anyway, thank you Bill, thank you Bob, thank you Roman and thank you Mia, and thank all... See more »

Trivia:

Is the only actress to have won both the Best Supporting Actress Oscar (for Rosemary's Baby (1968)) and the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy (for Taxi (1978)). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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