#94 Ruth Gordon

10 01 2011

Ruth Gordon in Rosemary's Baby

Author and actress of stage and screen Ruth Gordon Jones was born in 1896 in Quincy Massachusetts, and was an extra in silent films in New Jersey in her youth.  We’re looking at her here because of her performance in Rosemary’s Baby in 1968.  She was 71, and had been acting for more than half a century, and told the Academy, “I can’t tell you how encouraging a thing like this is…And thank all of you who voted for me, and to everyone who didn’t: please, excuse me”.  Among her credits of note to this series; Blythe Spirit, What Ever Happened To Aunt Alice?, Harold and Maude (just had to mention it), Look What Happened to Rosemary’s Baby, and Don’t Go To Sleep. She died in 1985.

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