Ruth Gordon

Screenwriter / Playwright / Stage Actress / Film Actress / Television Actress / Writer / Actress | * 10/30/1896 († 88, 08/28/1985) | Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
Ruth Gordon Jones (October 30, 1896 – August 28, 1985) was an American film, stage, and television actress, as well as a 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 receiving three Academy Award nominations for her writing. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Ruth Gordon

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Crystal Award 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress 3x Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play

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Movies with Ruth Gordon as Actress(31)

as Mrs. Arkwright1987 The Trouble with Spies
as Herself - Participant1987 The Ten-Year Lunch
as Mrs. Lavin1985 Maxie
as The Sheriff1984 Voyage of the Rock Aliens
as Mugsy1984 Delta Pi
as Bernice1982 Don't Go to Sleep
as Bernice1982 Jimmy the Kid
as Gramma Peache1980 My Bodyguard
as Senovia 'Ma' Boggs1980 Any Which Way You Can
as Becky Rosen1979 Boardwalk
as Arvilla Droll1979 Scavenger Hunt
as Ms. Cavagarno1978 Perfect Gentlemen
as Mrs. Miller1977 The Prince of Central Park
as Abigail Mitchell1977 Columbo: Try and Catch Me
as Cecilia Weiss1976 The Great Houdinis
as Old Lady1976 The Big Bus
as Marge Savage1973 Isn't It Shocking?
as Dame Marjorie "Maude" Chardin1971 Harold and Maude
as Mrs. Hocheiser1970 Where’s Poppa?
as Minnie Castevet1968 Rosemary's Baby
as Stella Bernard1966 Lord Love a Duck
as The Dealer - Mrs. Clover1966 Inside Daisy Clover
as Madame Arcati1966 Blithe Spirit
as Anna Stensgard1943 Edge of Darkness
as Mrs. Sarah Jarvis1943 Action in the North Atlantic
as Ruth Ellis1941 Two-Faced Woman
as Mrs. Ehrlich1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
as Mary Todd Lincoln1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois

TV Shows/Series with Ruth Gordon as Actress(12)

as Blanche Devane1982 Newhart
1978 Taxi
as Mrs. Warner1977 The Love Boat
1974 Rhoda
1973 Kojak
as Lenore1972 Emergency!
as Abigail Mitchell1971 Columbo
as Herself - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show

Movies with Ruth Gordon as Crew(7)

Writing/Screenplay1980 Hardhat & Legs
Writing/Writer1953 The Actress
Writing/Writer1952 The Marrying Kind
Writing/Screenplay1952 Pat and Mike
Writing/Screenplay1949 Adam's Rib
Writing/Writer1947 A Double Life
Writing/Theatre Play1945 Over 21

Full Name: Ruth Gordon
Born: Friday, 10/30 1896 (October) in Quincy
Died: Wednesday, 08/28 1985 (August) in Edgartown (aged: 88)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Educated at: American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Spouses (current/former): Garson Kanin
Other names for Ruth Gordon (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Ruth Gordon Jones"
Ruth Gordon frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
Leslie Nielsen (8x, Actor)
Arte Johnson (7x, Actor)
Dabney Coleman (6x, Actor)
Martin Short (6x, Actor)
Robert Culp (6x, Actor)
William Windom (6x, Actor)
George Cukor (6x, Crew)
Nasim Pedrad (6x, Actress)
Nancy Walker (6x, Actress)
Garson Kanin (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3754, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/15/2020