Actor, Film actor
1896 – 1985
Who was Ruth Gordon?
Ruth Gordon Jones, better known as Ruth Gordon, was an American actress and writer. She is perhaps best known for film roles she had while already in her 70s and 80s: Minnie Castevet, Rosemary's overly solicitous neighbor in Rosemary's Baby, the eccentric Maude in Harold and Maude, and Ma Boggs, the mother of Orville Boggs, in the Clint Eastwood film Every Which Way but Loose. 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 Academy Award, an Emmy and two Golden Globe awards for her acting, as well as receiving three Academy Award nominations for her writing.
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- Oct 30, 1896
- Also known as
- Ruth Gordon Jones
- United States of America
- American Academy of Dramatic Arts
- Aug 28, 1985
on July 23, 2013
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