Ruth Gordon

Ruth Gordon
1896 - 1985

Ruth Gordon  American Actress


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Ruth Gordon was previously married to Garson Kanin (1942 - 1985) and Gregory Kelly (1918 - 1927).

Ruth Gordon was in relationships with Jed Harris (1928 - 1940) and Clifford Odets.


American Actress Ruth Gordon was born Ruth Gordon Jones on 30th October, 1896 in Quincy, Massachusetts USA and passed away on 28th Aug 1985 Edgartown, Massachusetts aged 88. She is most remembered for Harold & Maude. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Ruth Gordon is a member of the following lists: Emmy Award winners, American film actors and American television actors.


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Dating2 12 years 6 years -
Married2 44 years, 8 months 27 years, 7 months 10 years, 6 months
Total4 44 years, 8 months 16 years, 9 months 10 years, 6 months


First Name Ruth
Last Name Gordon
Maiden Name Jones
Full Name at Birth Ruth Gordon Jones
Alternative Name Ruth Gordon Jones, Ruth Gordon
Age 88 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th October, 1896
Birthplace Quincy, Massachusetts USA
Died 28th August, 1985
Place of Death Edgartown, Massachusetts
Cause of Death Stroke
Height 5' 1" (155 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress, Writer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Harold & Maude
Year(s) Active 1915–1985, 1915–1981 (retired)
Official Websites,
Father Clinton Jones
Mother Annie Ziegler Jones
Friend Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy

Ruth Gordon Jones (October 30, 1896 – August 28, 1985) was an American actress, screenwriter, and playwright. She began her career performing on Broadway at age 19. Known for her nasal voice and distinctive personality, Gordon gained international recognition and critical acclaim for film roles that continued into her 70s and 80s. 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).

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Ruth Gordon88 ScorpioActress
Garson Kanin86 SagittariusWriter
Jed Harris79 PiscesDirector
Gregory Kelly36 PiscesActor
Clifford Odets57 CancerPlaywright


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
JonesMale192992 years oldJed Harris


The Trouble with Spies1987Mrs. ArkwrightMovie
Maxie1985Mrs. LavinMovie
Delta Pi1984MugsyMovie
Voyage of the Rock Aliens1984SheriffMovie
The Secret World of the Very Young1984MaryTV Movie
Jimmy the Kid1982BerniceMovie
Don't Go to Sleep1982BerniceTV Movie
Newhart1982Blanche DevaneTV Show
Any Which Way You Can1980MaMovie
My Bodyguard1980GrammaMovie
Hardhat and Legs1980Grandmother (uncredited)TV Movie
Boardwalk1979Becky RosenMovie
Scavenger Hunt1979Arvilla DrollMovie
That's Life1979Movie
Every Which Way But Loose1978MaMovie
Taxi1978Dee WilcoxTV Show
Perfect Gentlemen1978Mrs. CavagnaroTV Movie
The Prince of Central Park1977Mrs. MillerTV Movie
The Love Boat1977Mrs. WarnerTV Show
The Big Bus1976Old LadyMovie
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby1976Minnie CastevetTV Movie
The Great Houdini1976Cecilia WeissTV Movie
Good Morning America1975TV Show
Medical Story1975Emily DobsonTV Show
Rhoda1974Carlton's MotherTV Show
Isn't It Shocking?1973Marge SavageTV Movie
Kojak1973Miss Eudora TempleTV Show
Emergency!1972LenoreTV Show
Harold and Maude1971MaudeMovie
Columbo1971Abigail MitchellTV Show
Going Ape1970Mrs. HocheiserMovie
What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?1969Mrs. DimmockMovie
Rosemary's Baby1968Minnie CastevetMovie
Lord Love a Duck1966Mrs. BarnardMovie
Blithe Spirit1966Madame ArcatiTV Movie
Inside Daisy Clover1965The Dealer - Mrs. CloverMovie
The Prudential Family Playhouse1950Paula WhartonTV Show
Action in the North Atlantic1943Mrs. Sarah JarvisMovie
Edge of Darkness1943Anna StensgardMovie
Two-Faced Woman1941Miss EllisMovie
Abe Lincoln in Illinois1940Mary Todd LincolnMovie
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet1940Mrs. EhrlichMovie
Madame Butterfly1915Minor Role (uncredited)Movie
The Whirl of Life1915Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)Movie
Camille1915Party Guest (uncredited)Movie
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