Although known to some today primarily as Clint Eastwood's mom in
several action comedies co-starring an orangutan, Gordon had a long
and varied career, including a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1968
for "Rosemary's Baby." Her appearance in the cult comedy
"Harold and Maude" relaunched her career for a new generation.

Great moments with Ruth Gordon in HAROLD AND MAUDE.

Ruth Gordon (1896 - 1985)

She wrote plays with her husband and collaborated on screenplays for Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy whose screen relationship was modeled on their own marriage. She returned to acting in films during the 1960s and she became a movie star thanks to Rosemary's Baby (1968).

My Bodyguard (1980) .... Gramma Peache

Any Which Way You Can (1980) .... Ma Boggs

Every Which Way But Loose (1978) .... Ma Boggs

Where's Poppa? (1970) .... Mrs. Hocheiser

She won an Emmy for her role on Taxi in 1979.

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