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Ruth Gordon

Ruth Gordon

Ruth Gordon was an American actress and screenwriter who was perhaps best known for her role as the oversolicitous neighbor in Roman Polanski's adaptation of Ira Levin's novel Rosemary's Baby, for which she won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Gordon also starred as Maude in Hal Ashby's indie comedy Harold and Maude and as Mary Todd Lincoln in Abe Lincoln in Illinois. She had a minor role as Clint Eastwood's mother in his films Every Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You Can. In addition, Gordon wrote the screenplay for the Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy film Adam's Rib.

Harold and Maude and Adam's Rib have both been selected for preservation in the United States Library of Congress' National Film Registry.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Ruth Gordon Facts

Birth NameRuth Gordon Jones
OccupationActress
BirthdayOctober 30, 1896
SignScorpio
BirthplaceWollaston, Massachusetts, USA
Date of deathAugust 28, 1985 (age 88)
Awards1969 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for Rosemary's Baby)
1969 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Rosemary's Baby)
1966 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Inside Daisy Clover)

Selected Filmography

Not available.