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Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 25, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA Profession: actor

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Although most television viewers knew Marion Ross from "Happy Days" (ABC, 1974-1985), the actress had already logged some twenty years on screen before landing the role of "Mrs. C" on the popular sitcom. Prior to the series, she was frequently seen as professional types - nurses, teachers, secretaries and the like - in countless television shows and feature films. After "Happy Days" ran its course in the 1984, she returned to regular guest appearances on TV, many of which alternately paid tribute to or spoofed her status as Beloved Television Mom, as well as stints on Broadway. A frequent Emmy nominee, she took home two Q Awards for her turn as a post-WWII Jewish mom in the short-lived "Brooklyn Bridge" (CBS, 1991-93), marking Ross as one of the more talented, but underappreciated actresses working in Hollywood.

Although most television viewers knew Marion Ross from "Happy Days" (ABC, 1974-1985), the actress had already logged some twenty years on screen before landing the role of "Mrs. C" on the popular sitcom. Prior to the series, she was frequently seen as professional types - nurses, teachers, secretaries and the like - in countless television shows and feature films. After "Happy Days" ran its course in the 1984, she returned to regular guest appearances on TV, many of which alternately paid tribute to or spoofed her status as Beloved Television Mom, as well as stints on Broadway. A frequent Emmy nominee, she took home two Q Awards for her turn as a post-WWII Jewish mom in the short-lived "Brooklyn Bridge" (CBS, 1991-93), marking Ross as one of the more talented, but underappreciated actresses working in Hollywood.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Superhero Movie (2008)
2.
 Smiley Face (2007)
3.
 Music Within (2007)
4.
6.
 Ladies and the Champ (2001) Margaret Smith
7.
 Last Best Sunday, The (1999) Mrs Larksmont
8.
 Lake, The (1998) Maggie
9.
 About Sarah (1998) Rose
10.
 Evening Star, The (1996) Rosie Dunlop
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Milestones close milestones

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Made Broadway debut in "Edwin Booth"
1953:
Was series regular on "Life With Father"
1953:
Made feature film debut in "Forever Female"
1954:
Co-starred in "The Glenn Miller Story"
1961:
Played the daughter on "The Gertrude Berg Show"
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Was a school nurse on "Mr. Novak"
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Appeared as Marion Cunningham in "Happy Days"
1977:
Directed by Ron Howard in "Grand Theft, Auto"
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Played Emily Stubing on "The Love Boat"
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Portrayed the grandmother in "Brooklyn Bridge"
1996:
Co-starred in "The Evening Star"
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Education

San Diego State College: San Diego , California -

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husband:
Freeman Meskimen. Divorced c. 1970.
companion:
Paul Michael. Actor.

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son:
Jim Meskimen. Actor.
daughter:
Ellen Plummer. Screenwriter, actor.

Contributions

DebraW ( 2008-02-07 )

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Marion Ross was also seen on TV as the formidable Grandmother "Trixie" Gilmore (Edward Herrmann's mother) on "The Gilmore Girls".

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