Ruth Gordon

Ruth Gordon

  • Born on
    • October 30th, 1896
  • Died on
    • August 28th, 1985
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.


Acting (20 Credits)

1985Maxie as Mrs. Lavin
1984Voyage of the Rock Aliens as The Sheriff
1982Don't Go to Sleep as Bernice
1980Any Which Way You Can as Senovia 'Ma' Boggs
1980My Bodyguard as Gramma
1979Scavenger Hunt as Arvilla Droll
1978Every Which Way but Loose as Ma Boggs
1976Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby as Minnie Castevet
1976The Big Bus as Old Lady
1971Harold and Maude as Dame Marjorie "Maude" Chardin
1970Where's Poppa? as Mrs. Hocheiser
1969What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? as Mrs Dimmock
1968Rosemary's Baby as Minnie Castevet
1966Lord Love a Duck as Stella Bernard
1965Inside Daisy Clover as The Dealer - Mrs. Clover
1943Action in the North Atlantic as Mrs. Sarah Jarvis
1943Edge of Darkness as Anna Stensgard
1941Two-Faced Woman as Ruth Ellis
1940Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet as Mrs. Ehrlich
1940Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Mary Todd Lincoln


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