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Ruth Gordon

Ruth Gordon
pictured in 1919
Personal information
Birth nameRuth Gordon Jones
Birth dateOctober 30, 1896
Place of birthQuincy, Massachusetts
United States
Date of deathAugust 28, 1985(age 88)
Death placeEdgartown, Massachusetts
United States
Years active1915 1985
SpouseGregory Kelly (1921-1927)
Garson Kanin (1942-1985)

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Ruth Gordon Jones (October 30, 1896 - August 28, 1985), better known as Ruth Gordon, was an American actress and writer. She was perhaps best known for her film roles such as Minnie Castevet, Rosemary's overly solicitous neighbor in Rosemary's Baby, as the eccentric Maude in Harold and Maude and as the mother of Orville Boggs in the Clint Eastwood film Every Which Way but Loose. In addition to her acting career, Gordon wrote numerous well-known plays, film scripts and books. Gordon won an Academy Award, an Emmy and two Golden Globe awards for her acting, as well as three Academy Award nominations for her writing.

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