Ruth Gordon

Actor, Film actor

1896 – 1985

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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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Born
Oct 30, 1896
Quincy
Also known as
  • Ruth Gordon Jones
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Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Died
Aug 28, 1985
Edgartown

Submitted
on July 23, 2013