Ruth Gordon (Movie Actress) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Ruth Gordon

Ruth Gordon Jones 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, Where’s Poppa?, Harold and Maude, Every Which Way but Loose and Any Which Way You Can. 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.

Born: Ruth Gordon Jones, October 30, 1896, Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: August 28, 1985, Edgartown, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation: Actress, writer
Years active: 1915–1981 (retired)
Spouse(s): Gregory Kelly, (married 1921–1927, his death), Garson Kanin, (married 1942–1985, her death)
Children: Jones Harris (born 1929)
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About Ruth Gordon

Longtime actress who co-starred with Bud Cort in Harold and Maude and portrayed Minnie Castevet in Rosemary’s Baby. In 1941, she played Mary Todd Lincoln in Abe Lincoln in Illinois.

Before Fame

She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.


Her role in Rosemary’s Baby earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Also a writer, she earned three Academy Award nominations for her screenplays.

Family Life

Her parents are Annie Tapley and Clinton Jones.


She starred in the Clint Eastwood-directed film Every Which Way But Loose.

Information related to Ruth Gordon

  • Writers from Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe (film) winners
  • Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winners
  • Actresses from Massachusetts
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts alumni
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract players
  • American women dramatists and playwrights

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Latest information about Ruth Gordon updated on August 27, 2020.

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