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Also Known As: Died: August 28, 1985
Born: October 30, 1896 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Wollaston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Trouble With Spies, The (1987) as Mrs Arkwright
Delta Pi (1985) as Mugs
Maxie (1985) as Mrs Lavin
A successful, married woman becomes possessed with the spirit of a "Roaring 20s" flapper, much to her husband's delight.
Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1985) as Sheriff
Jimmy The Kid (1983) as Bernice Kelp
Jimmy is the spoiled, bratty son of rich parents. When a couple of inept criminals kidnap him, they get more than they can handle, and Jimmy learns some valauable lessons that give him a new perspective on childhood.
Don't Go To Sleep (1982) as Grandma Bernice
The daughter of a troubled family who was killed in an automobile accident returns from the grave to take each member back with her one by one. Dennis Weaver and Valerie Harper, as the parents, previously played a married couple in "The Day the Loving Stopped".
My Bodyguard (1980) as Gramma
A nerdy high-school kid, the constant object of harassment by the school bully, hires a fellow classmate, a hulking loner, to be his bodyguard and eventually the two become friends.
Any Which Way You Can (1980) as Ma
Philo Beddoe lives with his crazy mother and his orangutan Clyde while trying to return to making a living as a bare-knuckle fighter. Philo is offered a contest with Jack Wilson who is the East Coast champion, and is sponsored by the Mafia. After Philo inadvertently saves Jack''s life, the match is in question, so the mob kidnaps Philo''s girlfriend to force him to go on with the fight, and Philo and Jack join forces against them.
Boardwalk (1979) as Becky Rosen
David and Becky Rosen have lived in their neighborhood in Coney Island most of their married life. But the area has deteriorated and now a new gang leader named Strut is set on making it his turf. Strut begins demanding protection money from the local merchants, and using violence to enforce coopera
Perfect Gentlemen (1978) as Mama Cavagnaro
Lauren Bacall made her TV-movie debut in this amusing caper film about three women with totally different backgrounds but sharing a common bond in that each needs a large sum of money and each has a husband in prison, and with the help of a safecracking old lady they pull off a million dollar heist.
Every Which Way but Loose (1978) as Ma
A trucker and fist-fighter roams the valley with his pet orangutan.
Prince of Central Park, The (1977) as Mrs Miller
A lonely widow who frequents Central Park becomes emotionally involved with two orphaned youngsters who have built an oasis for themselves there after fleeing from a foster home. A young Brooke Shields made her TV acting debut in a small role.
Big Bus, The (1976) as Old Lady
The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is going Non-stop from New York to Denver and is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the Oil lobby. When the driver is injured a washed up, down on his luck, but used to be great type, who as it happens, used to be engaged to the inventor's daughter is brought in to drive the giant bus which includes a one lane swimming pool and a one lane bowling alley.
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976) as Minnie Castavet
This sequel to Roman Polanski''s 1968 chiller traces the growth to adulthood of the half-human/half-demon child whose life is a macabre battleground between human and satanic forces. Ruth Gordon recreates her original film role, and Patty Duke Astin and George Maharis take over where Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes left off. Originally this one was to have been titled simply "Rosemary''s Baby II" -- which is what it is called in syndication.
Great Houdinis, The (1976) as Cecilia Weiss
A biographical dramatization of the life and times of the world-renowned illusionist and escape artist whose glittering career masked a deep obsession with the occult, culminated by a vow that he would one day speak from the beyond, a promise he made to his wife on his deathbed in 1926. Ruth Gordon
Isn't It Shocking? (1973) as Marge Savage
An inexperienced small-town sheriff is confronted with the mysterious deaths of the local senior citizens, an ingenious killer, and some very odd goings-on.
Harold and Maude (1971) as Maude
A suicidal young man gets a new lease on life when he falls for an 80-year-old woman.
Where's Poppa? (1970) as Mrs. Hocheiser
New York lawyer deals with an unhinged mother, a peculiar love life and other big city troubles.
What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969) as Mrs. Alice Dimmock
A woman signs on as housekeeper in the home where her friend disappeared.
Rosemary's Baby (1968) as Minnie Castevet
A young woman fears the baby she''''s carrying is the son of Satan.
Lord Love a Duck (1966) as Stella Barnard
A high-school misfit devotes his life to turning a bubbly blonde into a social success.
Inside Daisy Clover (1965) as The Dealer
A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life.
Beautiful But Broke (1944) as Bass player
An agent''''s secretary puts together an all-female big band to cope with wartime male shortages.
Edge of Darkness (1943) as Ann Stensgard
Resistance fighters battle the Nazis in occupied Norway.
Action in the North Atlantic (1943) as Sarah Jarvis
A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II.
Two-Faced Woman (1941) as Miss Ellis
A woman pretends to be her own twin sister to win back her straying husband.
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) as Mary Todd Lincoln
An exploration into the domestic and political life of this past president.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) as Mrs. Ehrlich
True story of the German scientist who devoted his life to curing syphilis.

Writer (feature film)

Hardhat and Legs (1980) as Screenwriter
Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon's first collaborative effort in 28 years -- and their first work for television -- resulted in this romantic comedy about a construction worker in New York with two passions, girl-watching and gambling, and the sex education teacher he has been ogling for days.
The Actress (1953) as Screenwriter
True story of Ruth Gordon''''s early struggles on the road to stage stardom.
The Marrying Kind (1952) as Writer
A judge forces a divorcing couple to think back on the problems that drove them apart.
Pat and Mike (1952) as Writer
Romance blooms between a female athlete and her manager.
Adam's Rib (1949) as Screenwriter
Husband-and-wife lawyers argue opposite sides in a sensational women''s rights case.
A Double Life (1948) as Writer
An actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character''''s jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.

Cast (special)

Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table, The (1987)
A documentary focusing on a group of about a dozen of America's wittiest writers and performers of the 1920s and their renowned daily luncheons at the Hotel Algonquin in New York. What began as a practical joke aimed at one of the group's members became a legendary gathering that has come to symboli
Secret World of the Very Young (1984)
A lighthearted look for parents at the wonderous and often baffling world of the pre-schooler.
That Was the Year That Was (1976)
A satirical review of 1976 -- an election year, an Olympics year, a leap year, and of course, the year of the much ballyhooed bicentennial celebration.

Writer (special)

Gene Autry: The Singing Cowboy (1993) as Writer
Documentary on the life of singing cowboy-actor-businessman Gene Autry.

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