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Ruth Gordon

Ruth Gordon
  • Career: Actress
  • Top celebrities: 4185
  • BirthDate: 1896, 30 of October , Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
  • Spouse: Garson Kanin (4 December 1942 - 28 August 1985) (her death), Gregory Kelly (23 December 1918 - 9 July 1927) (his death)
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Facts of life

    When Gordon persuaded her father, the sea captain to allow her to pursue the acting she came in New York and studied at American Academy of the Dramatic Arts. Moreover she also acted in some silents made at the Fort Lee in New Jersey, in the year 1915. Gordon made the Broadway debut in the "Peter Pan" as the Nibs during the similar year. The following 20 years when she spent on the stage, also appearing at Old Vic at London in effective run of "The Country Wife" in the year 1936. Approximately 25 years subsequent to her film debut when she returned to the movies temporarily. Her highly memorable role at the time of the period in early 1940s was in Spirit of the People in the year 1940. She then left the Hollywood and then returned to the theater. During last period of career she became the movie star as she has done memorable role in movies Rosemary's Baby in year 1968 as well as Harold and Maude in the year 1971.

  • Awards: Won Oscar - 1969 for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role for:Rosemary's Baby (1968)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1966 for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role for:Inside Daisy Clover (1965)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1953 for "Best Writing, Story and Screenplay for:Pat and Mike (1952). Shared with: Garson Kanin"
    Nominated Oscar - 1951 for "Best Writing, Story and Screenplay for:Adam's Rib (1949). Shared with: Garson Kanin"
    Nominated Oscar - 1948 for "Best Writing, Original Screenplay for:A Double Life (1947). Shared with: Garson Kanin"
    Nominated Saturn Award - 1986 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Maxie (1985)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1985 for "Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming - Performing for:The Secret World of the Very Young (1984) (TV). (CBS)."
    Won Emmy - 1979 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for:"Taxi" (1978). (ABC). For episode "Sugar Mama"."
    Nominated Emmy - 1977 for "Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Special for:The Great Houdini (1976) (TV). (ABC)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1976 for "Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Comedy or Drama Series for:"Rhoda" (1974). (CBS). For the episode "Kiss Your Epaulets Goodbye"."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1972 for "Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy for:Harold and Maude (1971)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1969 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Rosemary's Baby (1968)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1966 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Inside Daisy Clover (1965)."
    Won KCFCC Award - 1969 for "Best Supporting Actress for:Rosemary's Baby (1968)."
    3rd place Golden Laurel - 1968 for "Female Supporting Performance for:Rosemary's Baby (1968)."
    Won Crystal Award - 1983 for ""
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1954 for "Best Written American Comedy for:The Actress (1953)."
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1953 for "Best Written American Comedy for:The Marrying Kind (1952). Shared with: Garson Kanin"
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1951 for "Best Written American Comedy for:Adam's Rib (1949). Shared with: Garson Kanin"
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1950 for "Best Written American Comedy for:Adam's Rib (1949). Shared with: Garson Kanin"
  • Position in top best awards winner: 779
  • Films with Ruth Gordon: The Trouble with Spies - 1987
    Maxie - 1985
    Delta Pi - 1985
    Newhart - 1983-1984
    Voyage of the Rock Aliens - 1984
    Don't Go to Sleep - 1982
    Jimmy the Kid - 1982
    Any Which Way You Can - 1980
    My Bodyguard - 1980
    Hardhat and Legs - 1980
    Scavenger Hunt - 1979
    Boardwalk - 1979
    Taxi - 1979
    Every Which Way But Loose - 1978
    Perfect Gentlemen - 1978
    Columbo - 1977
    The Love Boat - 1977
    The Prince of Central Park - 1977
    Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby - 1976
    The Great Houdini - 1976
    The Big Bus - 1976
    Emergency! - 1976
    Medical Story - 1975
    Rhoda - 1975
    Kojak - 1975
    Isn't It Shocking? - 1973
    Harold and Maude - 1971
    Going Ape - 1970
    What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? - 1969
    Rosemary's Baby - 1968
    Blithe Spirit - 1966
    Lord Love a Duck - 1966
    Inside Daisy Clover - 1965
    The Prudential Family Playhouse - 1950
    Action in the North Atlantic - 1943
    Edge of Darkness - 1943
    Two-Faced Woman - 1941
    Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet - 1940
    Abe Lincoln in Illinois - 1940
    Camille - 1915/I
    Madame Butterfly - 1915
    The Whirl of Life - 1915
    Adam's Rib - 1973
    Rosie! - 1967
    The DuPont Show of the Month - 1960
    The Alcoa Hour - 1957
    The Actress - 1953
    Pat and Mike - 1952
    The Marrying Kind - 1952
    Adam's Rib - 1949
    The Ford Theatre Hour - 1948
    A Double Life - 1947
    Over 21 - 1945
    That's Entertainment, Part II - 1976
    American Masters - 1987
    The Secret World of the Very Young - 1984
    Late Night with David Letterman - 1982
    The John Davidson Show - 1982
    Night of 100 Stars - 1982
    The Merv Griffin Show - 1980
    Film '72 - 1980
    Looks Familiar - 1980
    Good Morning America - 1978-1979
    The Mike Douglas Show - 1974-1977
    Saturday Night Live - 1977
    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - 1970-1977
    That Was the Year That Was - 1976 - 1976
    Donahue - 1975
    Flip - 1971
    The David Frost Show - 1969-1971
    The Dick Cavett Show - 1969-1970
    The Joey Bishop Show - 1969
    The 41st Annual Academy Awards - 1969
    Mia and Roman - 1968
    The 38th Annual Academy Awards - 1966
    The Ed Sullivan Show - 1956
    Information Please: Series 2, No. 2 - 1940
    Information Please: Series 1, No. 8 - 1940
    A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss - 2010
    The 80th Annual Academy Awards - 2008
    Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters - 2006
    Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust - 2004
    Sex at 24 Frames Per Second - 2003
    The Kid Stays in the Picture - 2002
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Also born in October 1891-1902