Katharine Ross

Katharine Ross

Highest Rated: 100% Shenandoah (1965)

Lowest Rated: 10% The Swarm (1978)

Birthday: Jan 29, 1940

Birthplace: Hollywood, California, USA

Katharine Ross first attracted attention as Anne Bancroft's daughter in Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" (1967). Ross added impressive credits to her resume as the female lead in George Roy Hill's blockbuster "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969). As Etta Place, the woman in love with Redford's Sundance Kid, she skillfully negotiated the film's seriocomic tone. She and Redford worked together in "Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here" (also 1969), Abraham Polonsky's period drama about an American Indian (Robert Blake) who kidnaps his white lover (Ross) and is reluctantly pursued by the local sheriff (Redford). While her character was perhaps the least defined in the piece, Ross delivered a fine performance. avoiding cliche. She also gave strong performances in the modern whodunit "They Only Kill Their Masters" (1972) and the scary "The Stepford Wives" (1975). Perhaps her most notable performance may have been her award-winning supporting turn as the hooker daughter of Jewish refugees in "Voyage of the Damned" (1976). She was paired with future husband Sam Elliott in "The Legacy" (1979). More recently, Ross was cast as the overly proper, somewhat fragile aunt of a young girl whose mother has attempted suicide in "Home Before Dark" (1997). After reprising one of her best feature roles in the TV movie "Wanted: The Sundance Woman" (ABC, 1976), Ross accepted the regular role of the much married socialite Francesca Scott Colby Hamilton on the ABC primetime soap opera "The Colbys" (1985-87). She has frequently worked on the small screen opposite her husband, notably as the second wife of a Houston plastic surgeon (Elliott) who may have been involved in the death of his first wife in "Murder in Texas" (NBC, 1981). The pair have also starred together in the likable Western "Louis L'Amour's 'The Shadow Riders'" (CBS, 1982) and the biopic "Houston: The Legend of Texas" (CBS, 1986). They also co-wrote and co-starred in the 1991 TNT movie "Conagher," based on another Louis L'Amour novel.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attachments Eileen (Character) - 2019
78% 59% The Hero Valarie Hayden (Character) $4.1M 2017
29% 58% Eye of the Dolphin Lucy (Character) $71.9K 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Capital City Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Let Go Charlene Stevens (Character) - 2002
86% 80% Donnie Darko Dr. Lilian Thurman (Character) $205.8K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Before Dark Rose (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Climate for Killing Grace Hines (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 76% Conagher Evie Teale (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red-Headed Stranger Laurie (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reel Horror Miss Macy (archive footage) (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Travis McGee: The Empty Copper Sea Gretel Howard (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Ava Pryce (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 71% The Shadow Riders Kate Connery/Sister Katherine (Character) - 1982
30% 40% Wrong Is Right Sally Blake (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marian Rose White Nurse Bonnie MacNeil (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Texas Ann Kurth Hill (Character) - 1981
47% 61% The Final Countdown Laurel Scott (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rodeo Girl Sammy Garrett (Character) - 1980
60% 23% The Legacy Margaret Walsh (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 100% Murder by Natural Causes Allison Sinclair (Character) - 1979
20% 23% The Betsy Sally Hardeman (Character) - 1978
10% 19% The Swarm Helena (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wanted: The Sundance Woman Etta Place (Character) - 1976
83% 53% Voyage of the Damned Mira Hauser (Character) - 1976
67% 65% The Stepford Wives Joanna Eberhart (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Chance Docteur Constance Weber (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 29% They Only Kill Their Masters Kate (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fools Anais Appleton (Character) - 1970
90% 92% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Etta Place (Character) - 1969
73% 48% Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here Lola (Character) - 1969
14% 75% Hellfighters Tish Buckman (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Longest Hundred Miles Laura Huntington (Character) - 1967
87% 90% The Graduate Elaine Robinson (Character) $285.8K 1967
57% 47% Games Jennifer Montgomery (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 57% The Singing Nun Nicole Arlien (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 52% Mister Buddwing Janet (Character) - 1966
100% 79% Shenandoah Mrs. Ann Anderson (Character) - 1965

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Mayor West's Mother (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Sickly Lady (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbys Francesca Colby (Character) 1985-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Susan (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Marie Costeau (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1963

QUOTES FROM Katharine Ross CHARACTERS

Joanna Eberhart says: Why do they call you Dis?

Dale Coba says: Because I used to work at Disneyland.

Joanna Eberhart says: I don't believe it.

Dale Coba says: Why not?

Joanna Eberhart says: You don' t look like the kind of person who likes to see people have fun.

Elaine Robinson says: Good night.

Benjamin Braddock says: Are we getting married tomorrow?

Elaine Robinson says: No...

Benjamin Braddock says: Day after tomorrow?

Elaine Robinson says: I don't know. Maybe we are, and maybe we're not.

Etta Place says: I won't watch you die...

Butch Cassidy says: Do you believe I'm broke already?

Etta Place says: Why is there never any money, Butch?

Butch Cassidy says: Well, I swear, Etta, I don't know. I've been working like a dog all my life and I can't get a penny ahead

Etta Place says: Sundance says it's because you're a soft touch, and always taking expensive vacations, and buying drinks for everyone, and you're a rotten gambler.

Butch Cassidy says: Well that might have something to do with it.

The Sundance Kid says: What I'm saying is, if you want to go, I won't stop you. But the minute you start to whine or make a nuisance, I don't care where we are, I'm dumping you flat.

Butch Cassidy says: Don't sugarcoat it like that, Kid. Tell her straight.

Etta Place says: I'm 26, and I'm single, and a school teacher, and that's the bottom of the pit. And the only excitement I've known is here with me now. I'll go with you, and I won't whine, and I'll sew your socks, and I'll stitch you when you're wounded, and I'll do anything you ask of me except one thing. I won't watch you die. I'll miss that scene if you don't mind.

Donnie Darko says: I made a new friend.

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: Real or imaginary?

Donnie Darko says: Imaginary.

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: How are things going at school?

Donnie Darko says: I think about girls a lot.

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: I asked you about school, Donnie.

Donnie Darko says: I think about fucking a lot during school

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: What did Roberta Sparrow say to you?

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: What did Roberta Sparrow say to you?

Donnie Darko says: She said, "Every living creature on earth dies alone."

Donnie Darko says: She said, 'Every living creature on earth dies alone.'

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: You think the pursuit of God is absurd?

Donnie Darko says: It is if everyone dies alone.

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: And are you afraid of that?

Donnie Darko says: I don't want to be alone.

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: You think the pursuit of God is absurd?

Donnie Darko says: It is if everyone dies alone.

Dr. Lillian Thurman says: And how does that make you afraid?

Donnie Darko says: I don't want to be alone.